2015 Cadillac ATS Release is Very Soon!

Do you remember a few weeks ago when we told you that the 2015 Cadillac ATS would feature an all new revamped steering system featuring ZF Lenksysteme GmbH steering technology? Do you recall your excitement as we explained the new system’s positive effects on the fuel economy for the ATS, or its smooth driving experience and power assist?

We’re sure you could not contain your anticipation for too long after we shared the news with you. Heck, neither could we! Which is why we’re all in luck –  the 2015 Cadillac ATS is on its way to Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac in Greer, South Carolina as we speak!

2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan
The 2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan is on its way to Bradshaw Automotive right now!

While the huge news for the ATS this year is the addition of the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe, a sporty new 2-door member of the ATS line, the Sedan also receives its fair share of tweaks and upgrades for 2015, including the aforementioned steering enhancement. Outside, you’ll see a few sleek design changes, while the interior of the ATS maintains the comfort and space you have come to know and love from a Cadillac luxury car.

The Sedan is available right now from Bradshaw – contact us to schedule a test drive right now – while the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe release will occur later this Summer. Head on over to Bradshaw Automotive in upstate South Carolina to take a look at our whole vehicle lineup today!

Records of 1918 Cadillac Type 57 Added to Historic Registries

The countless historic records in the Library of Congress Archives have a new member. A 1918 Cadillac Type 57, which served in World War I, was recently added to these important archives, after the vehicle became the fourth added to the Historic Vehicle Associations new National Historic Vehicle Register. This vehicle was also added to the U.S. Department of the Interior Historic American Engineering Record.

Throughout its long life, this particular 1918 Cadillac Type 57 played an important part in history. Not only was it used during the Second Battle of the Marne to support French and American troops near the front, but it was also used by Eleanor Butler Roosevelt, the wife of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. It acted as her mode of transportation during a two-month mission to create locations for soldiers to enjoy time off.

“The Cadillac Type 57—U.S. 1257X is a great example of a rare survivor—a vehicle that saw extraordinary used during its active life yet has survived to the present day,” said Richard O’Connor, chief of Heritage Documentation Programs with the National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior. “Recognized the Cadillac military vehicle at the 100th anniversary of WWI commemorates America’s participation in the Great War and illustrates one of the many contributions the automobile has made to U.S. history.”

For a glimpse into the historic car’s complete history, see the story here. Also, make sure to stop in to Bradshaw Automotive to create a history of your own with a new Cadillac!

Cadillac Will Get Fashionable at New York Men’s Day Fashion Show

At the upcoming New York Men’s Day fashion show on September 3, Cadillac will get fashionable with ten unique exterior wraps for the 2015 ATS Coupe.

The popular men’s magazine GQ writes, “Wrapped in inspirations behind the soon-to-be-seen collections, or prints actually from them, the one-off vehicles are a sneak peek at what’s to come from guys like tailoring maestro Antonio Azzuolo.”

Ten ATS Coupes will take the stage wearing new exterior colors. Check out the GQ article for a small taste of what’s to come. The designs will vary from 1950s-era inspired art deco to more contemporary modern art.

This will be the second year Cadillac has participated in the New York Men’s Day show, but is the first where the cars will become part of the fashion.

While these designs will of course never make it to a showroom floor, it’s great to see Cadillac finding creative ways to express its luxurious and fashionable side.

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac in Greer, South Carolina is eagerly anticipating the release of the all new Cadillac ATS Coupe, a 2-door cousin to the popular ATS luxury sedan. For more information, visit our website and stay tuned to our blog and Facebook page!

2015 Cadillac ATS Models Built with Improved Electronic Steering

Cadillac continues to expand its lineup of quality vehicles as it makes a splash in the luxury auto industry, reclaiming its fame as a top automaker. Most recently, the brand announced it is adding new and improved electronic steering for 2015 Cadillac ATS models.

The enhanced system promises a more dynamic driving experience, made possible by ZF Lenksysteme GmbH’s electronic power assist steering system.

“It means that you don’t have to sacrifice parking lot feel for spirited driving feel,” said Kevin Woodward, global key account for ZF Lenksysteme. “The new software change illustrates our ability to balance the goal of spirited performance, nimble and quick-responding steering with the premium luxury feel expected by Cadillac owners.”

2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe
The 2015 Cadillac ATS will feature updated steering technology.

The electronic control unit’s updated programming allows for a wider range of steering assist for the vehicle at both high and low speeds.

“Premium electric power steering by ZF Lenksysteme steering gear has great torsional stiffness and low operating friction to enhance the steering feel with almost perfect linear response,” said Woodward.

Oh yea, Cadillac is back to show the auto world what it can do; and we at Bradshaw Chevy Buick GMC Cadillac can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the new 2015 Cadillac ATS models.

The Cadillac ELR is All the Luxury You Never Expected out of an EV

If we’re being honest here at Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac, we’re not sure we ever saw the words “Cadillac” and “electric vehicle” ever co-existing in a happy marriage. But it turns out we were wrong—and in hindsight, it actually makes sense. It’s not that every electric vehicle (EV) had to be tiny, bland, and rather powerless—that’s just the way other automakers were making them.

Cadillac ELR EV
The all-new Cadillac ELR electric vehicle marries luxury and efficiency.

But then the Cadillac ELR burst onto the scene. Based on the Converj Concept, which made its debut back at the North American International Auto Show in 2009, the ELR is Cadillac’s first-ever EV and the first vehicle to apply Extended Range Electric Vehicle technology to a production vehicle. The vehicle combines Extended Range Electric Vehicle (EREV) technology with a 1.4L four-cylinder engine to give it a range of over 300 miles.

Not only does the ELR feature revolutionary powertrain technology, it also bucks the idea that all EVs has to be tiny, unattractive little things that look like a box that got punched out of its normal shape. If we didn’t tell you the ELR was an electric vehicle, we bet you’d never guess. Don’t believe us? Take a look for yourself. Here at Bradshaw, we think it looks more like a futuristic sports car, and we think it drives like one too. So yeah, we were wrong—turns out the electric vehicle was actually just waiting for Cadillac to come along and actually make it cool for the first time.

Luxury Drivers Most Satisfied with the Cadillac SRX

After you a buy a new car, do you often think to yourself, “I wish my car had…” Feeling satisfied with your vehicle is a huge part of vehicle ownership and is something that is hard to predict. However, AutoPacific may be able to point you in the right direction.

In its annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards, it seems luxury crossover drivers are most satisfied with the Cadillac SRX. Making this the third year in a row the SRX has claimed this prize.

2014 Cadillac SRX
Drivers are more satisfied with the Cadillac SRX than any other luxury car on the market.

“The SRX crossover continues to be Cadillac’s sales leader, and is again on a record pace so far this year,” said Bill Peffer, U.S. vice president, Cadillac sales and service, in a statement. “In a market segment featuring the world’s top brands, the SRX stands out by delivering more distinctive design, along with the luxury and utility that crossover buyers’ demand.”

To get these results, AutoPacific surveyed more than 92,000 new car owners across the country and asked them to rate their level of satisfaction in 50 different car-related areas, including safety, fuel efficiency, and interior comfort.

If your previous car purchases have left you with a bad taste in your mouth, take a spin in the 2014 Cadillac SRX available now at Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac and see how satisfied you can feel.

The Benefits of Owning a Diesel Car Are Numerous: Owners Save Thousands

Buying a car can be downright overwhelming when you consider monthly payments, insurance, fuel costs, repairs and maintenance. If you’re looking to save money, choose a diesel. While upfront it may cost more, over the long run, a diesel can save you $2,000 to $6,000 in total ownership costs over three to five years as compared to their gasoline counterparts, according to research by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

Not only are diesel models more fuel efficient, but they depreciate more slowly than gasoline models. According to AOL Autos, “UMTRI’s research compared 12 diesel vehicles to their gasoline counterparts and found they achieved between eight and 44 percent higher miles per gallon, resulting in ten to 29 percent lower fuel costs overall. When looking at depreciation, UMTRI found that 11 of the 12 diesel cars analyzed held their value better than their gas counterparts during the first three years of ownership, with eight logging savings of 17 to 46 percent. Over five years, there was an overall savings of 10 to 39 percent in depreciation costs.”

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Diesel
Cars like the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Diesel are proving more fuel efficient that gasoline vehicles.

Diesel cars are becoming more and more common, with diesel trim variations available on many mass-market and luxury vehicles. More benefits of owning a diesel car? Not only are diesel cars more efficient and hold their value better, but their more fun to drive, too. Diesel cars typically offer more torque and in return, faster acceleration, and at lower rpm than their gasoline siblings.

Interested in a diesel? Stop by Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac to learn more and see what all the hype is about.

New Truck Profile: 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

Another new 2015 General Motors vehicle is available now from Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac – the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD pickup truck!

2015 Chevrolet  Silverado 3500HD
Test drive a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD today at Bradshaw Automotive!

The Silverado 3500HD, along with the smaller Silverado 2500HD, has been completely redesigned for the 2015 model year with a comfortable new interior, a striking new exterior design and better specs and capacities to help you take care of even the toughest job. What sets the top-level Silverado apart from its competitors, however, aside from its 6.0-liter V8 engine, is the truck’s impressive technology features: Trailer Brake Control, a rear vision camera and an all-new hitch design allow drivers better control over any mistakes or mishaps that may occur on the job site or on a simple drive.

For a full list of the specs, capacities and trim level options available for the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD, head over to Chevy’s official website!

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac is proud to offer a wide selection of new 2014 and 2015 GM cars for buyers in Greer, South Carolina and the surrounding areas near Greenville and Spartanburg. Visit our dealership today to visit our wide selection of new vehicles that also includes the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, the 2015 GMC Yukon and the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD. We also maintain a service department full of trained experts that will help keep your car in tip-top shape for years to come!

Remember to stay tuned to Bradshaw’s Twitter profile for more information on new 2015 vehicles as they become available at our dealership!

Consumer Reports Updates Its Car Ratings System

With consumer preferences changing, cars performing better, faster, quieter, and more efficiently, Consumer Reports has announced it is updating its rating system, shifting the focus based on current consumer preferences and raising the bar on some performance features.

According to Consumer Reports, “We’ve recently modified our scoring ­system so that the individual ratings we give to certain aspects of a vehicle’s ­performance align better with our ­testers’ assessments and our written ­reviews.” Now, more weight goes to a vehicle’s ride comfort and quietness and the bar has been raised for the acceleration and braking performance.

A clear example of these higher standards is the Chevrolet Corvette, which delivered shorter breaking distance than any car Consumer Reports has ever recorded before.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette in Greer, South Carolina

In general, scores may have moved slightly up or down, but no car was affected dramatically.

“We think the scoring modifications better reflect the preferences of today’s consumers and provide a more realistic perspective of how current ­vehicles stack up with one another. These scores are now reflected across ConsumerReports.org.”

Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Greer, SC is excited to see how these Consumer Reports changes will affect car sales! Stay tuned for more updates!

New SUV Spotlight: 2015 GMC Yukon

The completely redesigned 2015 GMC Yukon SUV is available for test drive and purchase right now at Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac in Greer, South Carolina!

2015 GMC Yukon
Test drive a redesigned 2015 GMC Yukon today at Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac!

The all-new GMC Yukon, for years a great choice in a powerful and spacious full-size SUV, has been completely redesigned for the 2015 model year. The redesigned Yukon is improved in all the right ways: it has a better fuel economy, more intuitive and useful technology, a reshaped exterior and a more powerful engine. Available in a great selection of trim levels, including the top-of-the-line Yukon Denali, the 2015 GMC Yukon is sure to impress all full-size SUV drivers!

For more information on the 2015 GMC Yukon, including specs, features and trim level options, visit GMC’s official website.

You can also head over to Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac’s website or stop by our Upstate South Carolina dealership to learn about our growing selection of 2015 GM cars, which now includes the Yukon, Suburban, Tahoe and Silverado 2500! Our wide new and used car inventory also includes many 2014 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac cars, trucks and SUVs! Visit us today for a test drive.

Stay tuned to Bradshaw’s blog and Facebook page for more information on upcoming 2015 cars!

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