Three Classic Country Songs Inspired by Cadillac

Three Classic Country Songs Inspired by Cadillac

Few brands have captured the American imagination quite like Cadillac. From film to literature, Cadillac vehicles have appeared in high places — and sometimes low ones — across the country’s cultural history. It might be in the rich world of country music that the Cadillac shines brightest.

We’re all big fans of both good ol’ Americana country and a classic Cadillac here at ELCO Cadillac, so here’s our three favorite country songs inspired by Cadillac vehicles:

“The Ride” by David Allen Coe

Mr. Coe is “thumbing from Montgomery” when a stranger picks him up in an “antique Cadillac,” and the rest is country music history. From its deep, Southern riffs to its old-fashioned country-gothic lyrics, American music doesn’t get much better than “The Ride.”

“One Piece at a Time” by Johnny Cash

What list of Americana music would be complete without an entry from the one-and-only Johnny Cash? In this beloved hit, he pines for a “long and black” Cadillac of his own so deeply that he sneaks the car out of the factory in which he works, you guessed it, “one piece at a time.”

“Cadillac Red” by The Judds

Ladies, if you’re “full of high octane,” this one is for you. The Judds’ song is an homage to a mysterious and powerful red-haired woman, lovingly called “Cadillac Red,” and her adventures with her female comrades behind the wheel of a Cadillac of her very own.

If you also love these songs and find that their longing for a Cadillac calls out to you, visit us at ELCO Cadillac and take a look at our showroom

New 2019 Cadillac Escalade Offers Improved Convenience and Styling Features

2019 Cadillac Escalade

 

The top-of-the-line when it comes to luxury and refinement, the new 2019 Cadillac Escalade offers even more style, convenience, and sophistication than ever before. With updates to the Escalades exterior, along with an array of new styling options, the 2019 Escalade will be an easy choice for SUV drivers in search of the best. Read on to learn more about what’s new on the 2019 Cadillac Escalade.

 New Sport Package.

For the first time, Escalade drivers will have the option of a stunning Sport Package. Available on Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Platinum trims, this styling package includes unique finish wheels, a Black Ice Chrom-colored front grille with black gloss daylight opening surround, rear appliqué, a lower front fascia, and striking bodyside molding.

 Hands-Free Tailgate.

The 2019 Escalade will also come standard with a convenient Hands-Free Tailgate. This feature allows you to easily open and close the tailgate by simple waving your foot under the rear bumper, making it even easier to stow items in the spacious Escalade interior. 

New Color Options. 

The 2019 Escalade will be available with some new color options, as well. 2019 Escalade drivers will be able to choose from Manhattan Noir Metallic and Shadow Metallic, in addition to many other color options previous available on the Escalade.

The Cadillac Escalade was already good to begin with, but now it’s even better! Check it out in person at ELCO Cadillac.

Father’s Day Activities in St. Louis That Dad is Sure to Love

Father's Day

If you’re in the St. Louis area and are in search of the perfect thing to do with dad this Father’s Day, look no further. We’ve rounded up the best Father’s Day activities in St. Louis so you can count on a great afternoon that shows your dad just how much you car. Don’t forget Father’s Day is June 17th!

Kimmswick Car Show

Take a trip to nearby Kimmswick this Father’s Day and treat dad to an afternoon at Kimmswick’s annual Father’s Day Car Show. It will feature a huge selection of cars and motorcycles as well as great food and music. The event will take place from noon until 3pm, so make your plans no and show up early!

Father’s Day Beer Garden

Bring dad to the terrace at Perf Marquette Lodge to enjoy a Father’s Day Beer Garden. Aside from tons of great local and national beers to try, the Beer Garden will feature live music and BBQ. What’s not to love?

Sinatra at the Symphony

This Father’s Day, the St. Louis Symphony will pay tribute to Frank Sinatra with “Sinatra: 100 Years and Beyond.” If your dad is a music fan, get your tickets to this unique performance before it’s too late!

You can never run out of things to do with your dad in St. Louis. But to make Father’s Day truly special, take him to ELCO Cadillac! Whether it’s for a new luxury car or just an oil change, he’s bound to love it.

 

2019 Cadillac XT4 debuts at New York Auto Show

Cadillac XT4 2019

Cadillac is adding a brand-new crossover to its lineup for the upcoming 2019 model year, a compact crossover to compete with the other luxury offerings in this segment, for which demand has grown exponentially in the last couple of years.

The Cadillac XT4 debuted at the New York Auto Show in March, where it made waves thanks to its exclusive new SUV platform, along with a powerful 2.0-liter 4-cylinder twin-turbo engine that puts out 237 horsepower. Paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission, the XT4 will get a projected 30 mpg on the highway.

The XT4 starts an expansion of the Cadillac lineup, which will offer a new Cadillac every six months for the next three years. The XT4 is also the first vehicle to feature Cadillac’s new “Y” trim strategy, with two trims branching off from the base Luxury trim into Sport and Premium Luxury. With distinctive grille designs and other accents, these trims are made for two very different customer bases.

Cadillac aims for a more youthful market with the XT4, which is why the team that created it was made up of young designers. Young, single drivers who want utility but don’t need big passenger cars are a booming demographic that the entire auto industry is catering to.

Stay tuned to ELCO Cadillac for all the latest news about Cadillac models and reveals.

 

Cadillac Super Cruise: The Future of Driving

Cadillac is a leader in the industry, especially when it comes to vehicle technology. Cadillac Super Cruise is an example of the brand’s incredible innovation, as the hands-free driving system will revolutionize the way we drive. Providing safety and comfort to drivers, Cadillac Super Cruise is great for virtually anyone.

The Super Cruise system works using a combination of software to serve as your eyes and ears. There are driver assistance features like Lane Keep Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control, as well as OnStar® connectivity. Safety features can’t stand in for a driver; however, they can provide a level of safety like never before.

In order to highlight Cadillac’s Super Cruise technology during the 90th Academy Awards, the brand released an ad focused less on abstract ideas and more on the brand’s own technologies. “I kind of feel the public is tired of seeing these heavy, lofty ads,” explains Cadillac marketing director Renée Rauchut. “It just seems a little bit more honest right now in my opinion to focus on our products.”

The Super Cruise technology is only offered on certain CT6 models at the moment, although Cadillac has plans to expand the technology. This semi-autonomous system will also only work on certain divided highways, so there are a few criteria to meet before the technology will work.

Why wait for the automotive future to arrive when you can drive a Cadillac? Learn more about Super Cruise and the brand’s advanced features at ELCO Cadillac.

Cadillac CT6

New and Upgraded 2018 Cadillac XT5

2018 Cadillac XT5
Take a test drive in the new 2018 Cadillac XT5 with ELCO Cadillac!

The 2018 Cadillac XT5 is back and better-than-ever for 2018. With a handful of new innovations and improvements, you’re bound to be impressed.

The biggest change for the 2018 model year is the XT5’s heated steering wheel. This is included on most trim levels and gives you the ideal combination of luxury and comfort.

The XT5 comes in four different trim levels: Base, Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Platinum. All trim levels feature plenty of power, especially the standard 3.6-liter V6 engine that delivers 310 horsepower. All-wheel drive comes standard on the Platinum trim level while an advanced front-wheel drive system welcomes you on other trim levels.

Style is unbeatable in the 2018 XT5, starting with features like swept-back headlights and bold LED running lights. On the inside, wood accents can be found throughout your cabin, making for a stylish interior.

Something else that’s new for the 2018 XT5 is a lighter body. The new XT5 has lost a few pounds, which gives it a sporty feel and more agility on the road than before. A fully independent suspension gives you extra help on the road, too.

If you want to see what the new 2018 Cadillac XT5 is all about, come down to ELCO Cadillac and see it for yourself.

2017 Cadillac XT5 Replaces the Cadillac SRX

 

2017 Cadillac XT5

The 2017 Cadillac XT5 officially replaced the Cadillac SRX, currently standing as the only crossover in the revered luxury brand’s lineup. While more crossovers are slated for release in the coming years, the Cadillac XT5 arrives with more features and a better design than the model it replaced. Here’s a closer look at how the Cadillac XT5 compares to the Cadillac SRX.

Like the Cadillac SRX, the Cadillac XT5 features seating for up to five passengers in a spacious cabin designed for the modern passenger. It’s also available in front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations.

However, many of the changes come down to what lies under the hood.

The Cadillac XT5 carries an upgraded version of the SRX’s standard engine. The new 3.6-liter V6 engine offers 310 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. That’s two more horsepower and five more lb-ft of torque than the Cadillac SRX offered.

The Cadillac XT5 also comes equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission with Electronic Precision Shift. The now-discontinued Cadillac SRX featured a standard six-speed automatic transmission.

The Cadillac XT5 features a lightweight architecture that drops 165 lb. when compared to the weight of the Cadillac SRX.

Visit us here at ELCO Cadillac today to experience the 2017 Cadillac XT5 for yourself.