Cadillac adds the new Luxury trim to the 2021 XT6

If you have always wanted to drive a Cadillac and you need three rows of seats, the Cadillac XT6 can be a great, more affordable alternative to the larger Escalade. The XT6 crossover is one of the newest additions to the Cadillac lineup and was just added for the 2020 model year. For the 2021 model year, the XT6 will be even more affordable with the addition of a new base Luxury trim.

2021 XT6 Luxury Trim | ELCO Cadillac | Ballwin, MO

The XT6 Luxury model will have similar styling to the Premium Luxury model, especially with the Galvano grille surround. The Sport model, on the other hand, has a black grille that sets it apart from the rest of the lineup.

As far as performance goes, the XT6 Luxury comes with a new standard engine. It is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. If you are looking for more power, the Premium Luxury and Sport trims will still come with a 310-horsepower V6. Both engines are paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

The Luxury trim will come well-equipped with premium features such as heated front seats, a power liftgate, a sunroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, an eight-speaker Bose® audio system, and wireless Apple CarPlay® And Android Auto™ compatibility.

To learn more about the 2021 Cadillac XT6 Luxury — or to explore the brand’s other vehicles — don’t hesitate to contact us at ELCO Cadillac.

Future Cadillac EV Could Be Called SYMBOLIQ

You’ve already met the Cadillac LYRIQ, the first all-electric vehicle from Cadillac that’s forging a path to a brighter future. But Cadillac isn’t planning to stop with one dynamic luxury crossover. A recent trademark filing suggests that Cadillac is planning to leverage the names SYMBOLIQ, OPTIQ, and CELESTIQ.

Cadillac SYMBOLIQ | ELCO Cadillac | Ballwin, MO

According to GM Authority, Cadillac filed to trademark the names with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in July. While trademarked names don’t always pan out with actual vehicles, it seems that the intent is to build on the impressive debut of the Cadillac LYRIQ with a full lineup of electric vehicles.

In August, Cadillac finally revealed its long-awaited LYRIQ electric luxury crossover. The wait was well worth it: The LYRIQ is looks the part of the Cadillac of the future, and it sets a strong precedent for future Cadillac EVs to come.

The Cadillac LYRIQ is the latest vehicle to offer Super Cruise™ hands-free technology and will blaze a new trail with a dual-plane augmented reality-enhanced head-up display. Taking a cue from the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, the LYRIQ boasts a 33-inch-diagonal LED display that spans the driver’s viewing area for a fully immersive experience.

Performance and efficiency are also key to the Cadillac LYRIQ with an advanced Ultium battery system, near-50/50 weight distribution, and available performance all-wheel drive. Cadillac also expects the LYRIQ to return 300 miles of range on a single charge, making it great for daily driving and long road trips.*

The Cadillac LYRIQ show car will inspire the production version set to arrive at ELCO Cadillac in Ballwin, Missouri, in the near future. Once the LYRIQ becomes a success, don’t be too surprised if you hear about the Cadillac SYMBOLIQ, OPTIQ, and CELESTIQ following close behind. Cadillac looks to lead the charge in making electrified driving a reality, and you’ll find all of its advances right here at ELCO Cadillac.

*Based on initial Cadillac testing. Official EPA estimates not yet available. Your actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.

Cadillac reveals details on the 2021 XT6

The Cadillac XT6 was an all-new addition for the 2020 year. Now, the automaker is gearing up for its second model year with some exciting updates. The 2021 XT6 will feature a new trim level, new engine options, and even more color choices.

2021 Cadillac XT6 | ELCO Cadillac Blog | Ballwin, MO

For the 2021 model year, Cadillac ads a new base trim level for the XT6. The lineup will now include the Luxury trim, along with the previous Premium Luxury and Sport trims. This will make the 2021 XT6 more accessible and affordable for many families who crave a luxury driving experience.

The Luxury trim will come standard with premium features like an 8-inch touch-screen infotainment display, leatherette upholstery, a power driver’s seat, heated front seats, and various driver safety aids.

Also new for 2021 is a new engine. The XT6 will now come standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 237 horsepower. It will be paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The 310-horsepower V6 engine will still be available as an option.

Cadillac will also give you more choices when it comes to exterior styling. The 2021 XT6 will have three new color options: Infrared Tintcoat, Dark Moon Blue Metallic, and Wilder, making it easier than ever to find the hue that matches your personality.

Keep your eyes on the ELCO Cadillac blog for up-to-date news on the 2021 XT6, as well as info on all things Cadillac.

Tom Brady’s Cadillac Escalade Could Have Been Yours for Just $300,000

Not as Cool As Tom Brady's Escalade But Still Cool Escalade | ELCO Cadillac | Ballwin, MO

For the celebrity-obsessed, paying thousands of dollars for meet and greet tickets to shake hands and snap a photo with your idol for 30 seconds is well worth the cost. However, what kind of price tag does a super fan put on the opportunity to touch the same steering wheel and get road rage in the same spot as your favorite celeb? For devotees of legendary football player Tom Brady, the price of that experience is a mere $300,000.

Tom Brady, an avid car collector with a panoply of luxury vehicles in his sizeable garage, recently placed his 2017 Cadillac Escalade ESV for sale at Becker Automotive Design. While the price might seem a bit steep considering you could buy three top-of-the-line next-generation 2021 Escalades for roughly the same price, this is no ordinary Escalade.

Tom Brady’s Escalade has just 13,000 miles, features custom rugs and interiors, electric reclining seats, a 32-inch television, and a lengthened frame for an extra spacious interior. Per Mr. Brady himself, “With such limited time in my busy schedule the ESV gave me those extra minutes to study my play book, make phone calls and be with my family.” Unfortunately for Tom Brady fanatics with $300,000 lying around, the Escalade in question has sold. Lucky for you, ELCO Cadillac has several brand-new Escalades in stock if you’re in the market.

No Planned Electric Future for Cadillac CT4 and CT5

Like most General Motors brands, Cadillac has committed to developing and releasing more all-electric vehicles in the near future in a bid to go green and revolutionize the roadway. For traditionalists, this has caused significant trepidation about the future of gas vehicles.

CT5 Interior | ELCO Cadillac | Ballwin, MO

Thanks to a recent announcement from Cadillac regarding the fate of the CT4 and CT5, fans of fossil-fuel-powered cars and electric skeptics can rest easy knowing that not all Cadillacs will be electrified just yet. According to the luxury automaker — as reported by industry website Car Buzz — the luxury automaker does not intend to introduce all-electric – or, for that matter, gas/electric hybrid – versions of the popular CT4 and CT5 sedans.

Fans of the CT4 and CT5 will be even happier to hear that the V-Series variants of the beloved performance sedans will don the prestigious Blackwing badge. Better still, Cadillac confirmed that both the CT4-V and CT5-V will have the option to be equipped with a manual transmission for extra control. Other premium performance features like V-Mode, Super Cruise, and Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 will also be available for the powerful sedans.

The 2020 CT4-V and CT5-V, which will be available in limited quantities later this year, are expected to be the fastest Cadillacs ever produced.

Keep it tuned to the ELCO Cadillac blog for more news on all of Cadillac’s models, electric and otherwise.

Cadillac XT6 named one of MotorTrend’s safest SUVs of 2020

Cadillac XT6 | ELCO Cadillac | Ballwin, MO

When choosing your next family SUV, you know you want something that is safe and gives you the luxury features you crave. You can get both in the 2020 Cadillac XT6. Not only is it a spacious, three-row luxury SUV, but it was recently included in MotorTrend’s list of the Safest SUVs for 2020.

The XT6 earned high praise for its safety systems. It received an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating and a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from NHTSA. These ratings can make you feel secure knowing the Cadillac XT6 will work hard to protect you and your family, should anything unfortunate happen.

You get an added boost of confidence from the wide range of advanced safety features on the XT6, many of which come standard. These features include Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Detection, Automatic Emergency Braking, Parking Assist, an HD Rear-Vision Camera, and Blind-Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.

If you still want more, the XT6 is also available with features like Rear Pedestrian Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, an innovative rear camera mirror, and Reverse Automatic Braking.

Along with the security the XT6 gives you, it also comes standard with premium features like heated front seats, a hands-free liftgate, and a sunroof.

If you want to experience the exceptionally safe, award-winning Cadillac XT6 for yourself, pay us a visit at ELCO Cadillac and go for a test drive.

Festivals in the St. Louis and Ballwin Area

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There’s no shortage of summer fun in the St. Louis and Ballwin area. From cultural celebrations to free concerts, here are just a few of the exciting festivals you can enjoy this summer.

There’s no shortage of summer fun in the St. Louis and Ballwin area. From cultural celebrations to free concerts, here are just a few of the exciting festivals you can enjoy this summer.

Blues at the Arch

Lauded as the “Best Way to Celebrate St. Louis” by the Riverfront Times, this festival brings renowned Blues artists from across the nation for a series of free concerts in August. Head to the Gateway Arch National Park on Aug. 9, 16, 23, and 30 to take in some soulful tunes.

The Art Fair at Queeny Park

Admire skilled handiwork and fine craftsmanship at the Art Fair at Queeny Park in Ballwin. Since the event in held indoors at the Greensfelder Recreation Center, it will be held regardless of weather conditions. You can browse the booths and mingle with the artists from Aug. 30-Sept. 1.

Festival of Nations

At the International Institute’s Festival of Nations, you can enjoy the region’s largest multicultural celebration. Featuring live dance demonstrations, non-stop music, folk art, and more than 40 vendor booths, this festival offers fun for revelers of all ages. Join the festivities from Aug. 24-25.

Japanese Festival

Come to the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis to experience this annual celebration of Japanese culture. You can enjoy a tour of the Japanese garden, arts and crafts, authentic cuisine, and cultural demonstrations. The event runs from Aug. 31 – Sept. 2, starting at 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday.

At ELCO Cadillac, we’re proud to be a part of the Ballwin and St. Louis community.

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

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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.