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J.D. Power Names 2020 Cadillac CT5 Highest Initial Quality in Segment

2020 Cadillac CT5, Greer, SC

Though it might be tempting to look at Cadillac’s newest entry as another pretty face, the high-performance Cadillac CT5 far more than just a gorgeous design with a sumptuous interior. According to industry juggernaut J.D. Power, the all-new 2020 CT5 is amongst the top automotive models in terms of initial performance. In order to gather the information needed for the Initial Quality Study, J.D. Power surveys new vehicle owners about any problems they encountered during the first 90 days of ownership. Results are compiled by individual vehicles and organized into segments. Vehicles with the most problems receive a lower ranking on the chart.

Based on the data gathered by J.D. Power from new owners, the 2020 Cadillac CT5 ranked as the best-performing premium midsize sedan in terms of initial quality. The XT5’s performance during its first year of availability is notable, as it is typical for brand-new models to experience more quality issues than older models.

The XT5 wasn’t the only Cadillac vehicle that demonstrated superior initial quality compared to its luxury peers. The Cadillac Escalade, CT6, and XT4 also topped the Initial Quality Study for their respective segments.

Given that few updates are expected for the 2021 CT5, we expect similar performance from the luxury sedan next year.

Want to get behind the wheel of a luxurious, reliable vehicle? Choose a model from Bradshaw Cadillac in Greer, SC.

A Wealth of Updates Coming to the 2021 Cadillac XT6

2020 Cadillac XT6 Greer, SC

The 2021 Cadillac XT6 is rolling into the latest model year with fresh color options, a new trim level, and upgraded power.

 

A new Luxury trim joins the Premium Luxury and Sport models from 2020. The 2021 XT6 Luxury acts as the new base trim, and boasts generous standard features including an 8-inch touch screen, tri-zone climate control, heated front seats, and Jet Black leatherette seating.

 

This trim also comes with a number of intelligent driver-assist safety features, like Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, and Forward Collision Alert. Front and Rear Park Assist are also included, and will make it easier for you to slide in and out of spaces.

 

With updates under the hood, the 2021 Cadillac promises a thrilling, fun performance. A new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine brings 237 horsepower to the Luxury model. That engine gets paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Drivers who want extra pep and capability can go for the available 3.6-liter LGX V6 engine, which boasts 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque.

 

The Cadillac XT6 already turns heads with its bold and sophisticated design, but the latest model year gives you even more options. Now you can customize your 2021 model with one of three new exterior colors — Wilder, Dark Moon Blue Metallic, and Infrared Tintcoat.

 

If you’re ready to upgrade, you can find the latest Cadillac XT6 models at Bradshaw Cadillac in Greer, SC.

The 2021 Cadillac Escalade Gets a Diesel Engine

2021 Cadillac Escalade Greer, SC

The completely redesigned fifth generation of the Cadillac Escalade will make its debut later this year for the 2021 model year. Along with a sophisticated design, a more spacious interior, and stunning advanced technology, the Escalade will offer a new diesel engine for the first time.

The available diesel engine will be a Duramax® 3.0-liter inline-six that is rated at 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. This engine will give people new options in the luxury SUV segment, especially for those concerned about their fuel economy. Official EPA estimates for the new diesel engine have yet to be released.

Dave Schiavone, Escalade Marketing Manager, said, “If you love Escalade, you love Escalade. But for those people that also love fuel efficiency, they can get it in the diesel. We’re expecting some pretty good improvements in fuel economy on the diesel over the V8 gasoline.”

Along with its expected jump in fuel economy, Schiavone says the diesel engine will give the Escalade good acceleration thanks to its wide availability of torque.

If you still want the traditional V8, it will still be the standard engine on the 2021 Escalade. Like previous years, it will produce 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

For the latest Cadillac news, contact us at Bradshaw Automotive.

IIHS Gives the 2020 Cadillac XT6 a Top Safety Pick Rating

2020 Cadillac XT6 Greer, SC

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awards safety ratings to vehicles every year, and the 2020 Cadillac XT6 has been singled out for a Top Safety Pick + Rating. This recognition means the XT6 has been through many safety tests and collected high marks, making it one of the safest vehicles around.

A Battery Of Tests

Many tests are done by the IIHS to determine how a vehicle will endure a crash. Checks on driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, as well as roof strength, moderate overlap front, head restraint, and side crash tests were some of the many tests performed. IIHS also looks at the driver assistance features offered by the various automakers, and Cadillac earned a Superior Rating in this category. It’s particularly impressive since the 2020 model year of vehicles were the first to have their driver-safety technology evaluated by the institute.

Protecting What Matters Most

The rigorous IIHS tests prove that the 2020 Cadillac XT6 is one of the best choices for a family vehicle. The XT6 is one of the only luxury SUVs to receive the honor, and as a Cadillac owner, you can rest easy knowing that you’re driving one of the safest midsize SUVs available.

You can learn more about the Cadillac XT6 by contacting us at Bradshaw Cadillac.

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.

3 Reasons to Drive to Your Summer Getaway Instead of Fly

2015 Chevrolet Malibu

If you’re planning on traveling this summer, it’s likely you’re considering catching a plane to your warm-weather destination of choice. But why not drive instead? Driving to a summer getaway has just as many benefits as flying, if not more! Here are a few reasons why you should drive instead of fly.

Scenery

Staring out of the window of a commercial airliner can be gratifying, but it can’t make you feel as if you’re part of the scene. It’s like the difference between seeing something in person and seeing something on TV. Driving allows you to experience your surroundings in a visceral way. Plus, if you see something pretty, you can stop and gawk all you want.

Time

Commercial airliners fly at around 500 mph. Even if you’re a lead foot, your top speeds in a car are significantly less than 1/5 of that. Flying saves time, right? Well, when you add safety screenings and everything else that comes with flying—like parking a half-mile away, waiting for the shuttle, taking the shuttle, waiting for the shuttle to pick others, etc.—flying is awfully time-consuming. And stressful!

Despite all of that, flying will still probably beat driving when it comes to the quantity of time. What about the quality of time? Flying just really can’t compete with driving when it comes to fun.

Claustrophobia

Even if you’re not a particularly claustrophobic person, sitting for hours inside of an airliner can really rob you of any sense of space. Not to mention, airline seats are actually getting smaller. According to the USA Today, seats on some carriers have shrunk as much as three inches! With this decrease in personal space, driving in a car is just that much more appealing.

If you prefer to drive instead of fly, stop by Bradshaw Automotive today to pick out the perfect car to travel in!

Could Keeping Gym Essentials in Your Car Work For You?

Working Out

If one of your New Year’s resolutions this year is to hit the gym this year, we have one big recommendation for you: keep your gym essentials in your car. Many active, gym-goers find that getting ready to go is half the problem.

When your belongings are already stashed in the vehicle and ready to go, there’s almost no excuse not to get up and leave. And if you have enough equipment prepared – you can conduct an impromptu visit to the gym!

There’s no need to keep an entire separate gym bag in your car, but if you can keep as much as a change of clothes and sneakers in your vehicle, you can be ready at a moment’s notice.

Plus – shouldn’t you have a water bottle, a clean towel or two, and some healthy snacks ready in your in case of emergencies anyway?  So whether you head to the gym or you end up on the side of the road, you are prepared!

Whatever you do, don’t forget to take your smelly gym laundry out of the car when you get back home! Hopefully this helpful trick will help you to reach you New Year’s Resolution this year!  For more tips and tricks, visit us at Bradshaw Automotive.

New GM Safety Technologies Get New Testing Ground

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Interior
2015 Chevrolet Colorado Interior

Unlike consumers, automakers often don’t have instruction manuals when it comes to figuring out their new technologies. Instead, they have to rely on their own innovative thinking. When an automaker is developing advanced safety features, like General Motors, then you need plenty of room and resources to ensure everything works perfectly.

To ensure that GM safety technology is the best, the American carmaker has made a $14 million investment on a new 52-acre research facility. In this facility, they will test their new, cool safety gadgets. The new testing ground is an addition to GM’s Milford Proving Ground. This testing ground will provide plenty of space and resources to significantly change the way safety technology is tested.

An observation building is outfitted with technology allowing engineers to remotely control vehicles as they maneuver around a 16-acre testing area, allowing GM engineers to basically turn real cars into the remote-controlled toys of your childhood dreams. There is also a tunnel simulator and areas designated to test parking and pedestrian technologies.

The new GM safety technologies that will be tested at the new GM testing grounds include automated braking and pedestrian recognition. Tell us at Bradshaw Automotive what you think of GM’s new investment in the testing of safety technologies below in the comments!

Things You Should Keep in Your Car in Summer

Driving

If your car breaks down in the summer, especially if you’re in an unfamiliar area, you’ll want to have a car that’s stocked with essentials. Here are some items you should always keep in your car.

1: Food and water! Keeping some snack bars in your glove compartment and a case of water in the trunk could save you while you’re waiting hours for a tow truck to find you, especially on a hot day.

2: A quart of oil. Most people don’t check their oil as often as they should, and if your oil starts to get low when you’re in the middle of a long drive or you start having car troubles, having a quart in the backseat can save you from a disaster.

3: A cell phone charger if your car supports it. Today a cell phone can get you out of just about any situation—you can even make emergency calls when you’re out of range. If you break down, you will want your cell phone.

That’s just a few of the things you should keep in your car during the summer. Check your fluids and drive safe, and hopefully you’ll avoid a breakdown!  Tell us at Bradshaw Automotive what other things you think we should keep in our cars as well 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.