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Wards 10 Best Interiors Includes 2017 Cadillac XT5

2017 Cadillac XT5

While you may love how your car looks on the outside, it’s the inside that matters the most. Recently, the all-new 2017 Cadillac XT5 was included as one of Wards 10 Best Interiors for 2016. As a brand new model to the Cadillac line-up, this shows great things to come!

WardsAuto editors were impressed with the XT5’s “first-rate materials” along with its advanced technology. Cadillac implemented a whole-new design for the XT5, which incorporates authentic, high-end materials, decorative trims. This is best exemplified on the XT5 Platinum Edition.

To be included in this list, vehicle interiors have to be all-new or significantly redesigned. The 10 winners, including the XT5, were chosen from a total of 47 interiors. WardsAuto editors spend two months evaluating all the designs. Each vehicle is judged based on its design harmony, aesthetics, materials, ergonomics, safety, value, comfort, fit-and-finish, and user-friendliness of the technology.

The 2017 Cadillac XT5 heads into production this month and for most dealers will go on sale later this year.

Here at Bradshaw Automotive we have already received our shipment of the 2017 Cadillac XT5, so stop in to experience the all-new XT5 for yourself and see what makes its interior so noteworthy.

Staying Ahead Of The Curve: Cadillac Smartphone Integration

2016 Cadillac ATS
2016 Cadillac ATS

Cadillac has always been ahead of the curve. Just last year, you could find wireless charging capability as well as 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity featured broadly across the Cadillac lineup. This was before many other luxury brands had done so. Now, Cadillac is continuing to blaze the way for new technology by improving many of the Cadillac smartphone integration systems.

This feature is growing more and more important as smartphones become absolutely integral to daily life. David Leone, Executive Chief Engineer for Cadillac reports that the automaker is “moving quickly to enhance phone integration and overall system performance.”

This means that 2016 model year vehicles from Cadillac featuring the CUE’s 8-in multi-touch screen will boast functionality in Apple CarPlay. A press release from Cadillac reports, “Android Auto is expected to be phased into 2016 production at a later date.” Not only will Cadillac vehicles connect to both iPhones and Androids, it will also be a lot easier and more intuitive to access smartphone features.

If that wasn’t enough, Cadillac is making the processor in their CUE systems much more powerful for 2016. Users will enjoy faster boot-up times and improved voice recognition. Tell us what you think of Cadillac latest technology here at Bradshaw Automotive in the comments below!

Prepare to See Cadillac Advertisements during the Oscars

OscarsWhat better place to put on a dazzling performance than during the Oscars? That is Cadillac’s plan, anyway.

The automaker signed a five-year deal about two years ago to be the Academy Awards’ exclusive automotive sponsor. This time around, Cadillac “will introduce its new brand identity, tag line and advertising campaign,” according to GM Authority. It’s a good time to do it too because many people still like to watch the Oscars live. This means they will be much more likely to see the Cadillac advertisements as opposed to recording the show and skipping through the commercials.

The brand sees airing Cadillac advertisements during the Oscars as a real opportunity to attract new customers. Chief Marketing Officer Uwe Ellinghaus said the “people that are interested in Hollywood and everything that the lifestyle Hollywood stands for” might find that they like Cadillac as a brand.

The 87th Oscars will air on February 22nd on ABC, and we at Bradshaw Chevrolet Cadillac will be watching. The Cadillac spots to air will ramp up interest for the upcoming New York International Auto Show where Cadillac will present a brand-new display for the new CT6.

New Cadillac Flagship Sedan to Debut in 2015

Next year, Cadillac will have a new car joining the model line, and it will be big one. The new sedan will be a flagship to lead all Cadillacs in both size and features.

According to Cadillac spokesman David Caldwell, “We are in development of a top-of-the-range car for Cadillac. It is a new architecture, rear-wheel drive, and, of course, all-wheel drive will be offered.”

Although no official name has been announced yet, the car with the codename LTS has had rumors spread about it for years, ever since the Cadillac Sixteen concept was introduced in 2003 and the Elmiraj was unveiled at Pebble Beach in 2013.

Bob Ferguson, Senior Vice President of Global Cadillac, said, “The Elmiraj was designed to be more than a concept car. It was designed to go out and test the market to see if there is an appetite for something like that.

It seems Cadillac found what they were looking for in its tests. You can expect to see the new sedan at Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac as soon as it is available. For now, head to our website and browse our inventory of 2015 models like the ATS, SRX and Escalade!

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.