When Cadillac introduced its all-new CT6
sedan at the New York Auto Show several weeks ago, it detailed 265-hp four-cylinder turbo and 400-hp twin-turbo V6 engine options. At the Shanghai auto show last week, it announced another powertrain option: a 335-hp plug-in hybrid powertrain set to double the fuel economy over the ICE alternatives.
This is the year that automotive companies will tantalize eyes and minds with full visions of autonomous cars. Mercedes opened up the year with the intriguing F 015 design study
, and Italdesign Giugiaro showed its own version of autonomy with the Geneva-debuted GEA
. Chevrolet has an equally intriguing self-driving vision, and it calls it the FNR. The "futuristic capsule" is loaded with next-generation styling, technology and ideas.
The Pratte Collection auctioned last week
, is best known for containing Carroll Shelby’s 800 hp Super Snake Cobra, the 1954 Pontiac Bonneville Concept car and the GM Futurliner, but it also contained one of the largest collection of childrens' cars ever assembled. More than 70 went to auction and they'll make you drool.
Three cars moved into the top 100 most expensive cars ever sold
at auction during the Scottsdale Auction week and a total of 41 cars sold for more than $1 million. This overview provides a complete listing of the major sales, prices, images and links to all the auction descriptions.
GM is using the 2015 North American International Auto Show to reaffirm its commitment to electric power. Not only did it reveal the all-electric Bolt concept car
, it rolled the second-generation Volt out under the lights. In designing the 2016 Volt, GM relied heavily on feedback from first-generation Volt owners, developing a sportier, higher performance plug-in with an all-electric range boost of more than 30 percent.
We're pretty sure the Nissan Concept 2020
is the coolest of the Vision Gran Turismo concepts. Then again, maybe it's the Aston Martin DP-100
? A trip a little farther down memory lane reminds us of last year's Mercedes-Benz
. With so many virtual racers hitting PlayStation this past year, it's difficult to decide. Another Vision Gran Turismo debut is sure to make the decision even tougher. Chevy is preparing a design based on Chaparral race cars from the 60s and 70s, adding a bit of historical pedigree to what promises to be a wild, futuristic track car.
Reports of an upmarket Cadillac flagship – something to battle imports like the Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7 Series – have been surfacing for years, intensifying after last year's Elmiraj
concept. GM's luxury brand has finally given the official confirmation, announcing plans to begin production on the CT6 flagship by the end of 2015.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced this week that the automaker will launch the Super Cruise advanced driver assistance system and vehicle-to-vehicle communications within the next two years. Both technologies will find their way into 2017 model year vehicles, automating key aspects of driving for Cadillac owners.
General Motors has announced that the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette will get a new Valet Mode for its Performance Data Recorder, which will allow owners to disable the infotainment system, lock any interior storage and record vehicle data – giving drivers peace of mind when their car is with a valet.
Cadillac swears its plug-in hybrid ELR
isn't a bust and to help make the point, it recently let me cruise around in one for a weekend. It's a powerful and fun ride built on the guts of the Chevrolet Volt
that could certainly give Tesla
a run for its money, provided you've got plenty of your own to spend on one.