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Cadillac Chief Asks for Support from Dealers

 

Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen recently attempted to sooth anxiety among the brand?s 900 dealers who have expressed concern regarding their ranks during two appearances last week. Several dealers seemed to have been worried that they were next in line for a major overhaul overhaul in which Cadillac would sell through fewer ?boutique-type? showrooms, which de Nysschen had proposed at the end of 2014. Moreover, the General Motors board of directors has recently approved?

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Chevrolet to Showcase the Equinox at the Chicago Auto Show


Last year, speculations regarding the new Chevy Equinox surfaced. The American automaker revealed that the midsize SUV will receive some updates and styling changes just in time for a 2016 model year. The new model will showcase at the Chicago Auto Show on February 12th. President of GM North America, Alan Batey, said: ?Chevrolet is embarking on a truly remarkable product transformation in 2015 that will showcase the ingenuity that has been the driving…

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Cadillac Chief Confirms Development of Compact Sedan


Johan de Nysschen, Cadillac?s Chief, is ready to move forward with the brand?s future plans. While rumors have speculated on the new high-end product from Cadillac, of more importance to the brand?s sales performance is the need to fill some gaping holes in more mainstream segments. Cadillac?s sales numbers were down 6.5% in the U.S. last year. In an recent interview, de Nysschen, said: ?It?s a big priority…

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Chevrolet Helps their Customers Put the Brakes on Rear Crashes


The automaker has developed new technology that will become available on several 2015 models. Forward Collision Alert technology is available in the Silverado, Malibu, Equinox, and Traverse. This new technology alerts customers in everyday car-following situations if they may be seconds away from a crash or following much too closely. Raymond J. Kiefer, General Motors Active Safety Technician, said: ?Many of us have been in driving situations where the car ahead of us suddenly slows…

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Cadillac to Develop a New Entry Level Sedan

 

Cadillac is planning on making a few big moves this year ? one of those will be the development of a new entry level compact sedan to compete with the Mercedes CLA. Johan de Nysschen, President of Cadillac, said: ?The ATS is being compared to the new entrants that have come on in this exploding market segment populated by CLA and the Audi A3 sedan. Suddenly, you have access to a Mercedes-Benz at $30,000, whereas…

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Cadillac Plans to Boost Escalade SUV Production

 

General Motors recently announced that it plans to boost production of its Cadillac Escalade SUV which has been able to maintain a strong demand since it first rolled out last spring. Cadillac?s Chief Johan de Nysschen hopes that the company is able to build 2,000 models more this year from its Texas assembly plant, which also produces the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL ? boosting model production for 2015…

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Chevrolet Vehicles will Soon Predict Breakdowns & Potential Problems


Chevrolet uses in-vehicle sensors and the OnStar system, to send customers monthly updates on the health of their vehicles and alerts to potential problems. Now, the General Motors company plans on developing a program to take preventive vehicle maintenance even further with a new system that promises to pinpoint potential problems with specific components before they fail and the vehicle breaks down. Chevrolet says that it is like having a psychic under the hood of…

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Cadillac CT6 Flagship to Feature an Aluminum Body

 

The upcoming Cadillac CT6 flagship model will use an aluminum body to keep its weight down. Few details have slowly come out about the CT6 ever since Cadillac hired Audi?s US Chief, Johan de Nysschen. The man approved the CT6 as a tech-heavy flagship meant to launch the brand into the next decade and will likely include a plug-in hybrid powertrain with stellar performance capabilities. Its performance equipment adds significant weight to its curb…

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Chevrolet Delivers First Fleet of 2015 Tahoe PPV

  

Chevrolet announced that the County of Ventura in California was one of the first fleets to receive the new 2015 Tahoe PPV. The new vehicles will be used by the county sheriff?s department while on patrol. The county of Ventura wants its entire patrol fleet to be made up of Tahoe PPVs and replace all existing Ford Crown Victorias and Dodge Chargers. Peter Bednar, County of Ventura Fleet Operations Manager, said: ?The visibility from the vehicle allows deputies to better spot incidents and reacts faster. The safety and ergonomics of the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV are the key reasons…

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