Cadillac announced a new goal: It’s entering the 20s with internal combustion engines (ICEs), but it wants to exit with only electric vehicles. According to Cadillac President, Steven Carlisle, the company will unveil its first all-electric SUV in China in 2021 and plans to phase out ICEs entirely by 2030.
Cadillac plans to offer an all-electric version of the
popular Escalade full-size SUV in the next few years. It may be named that or
something similar. Carlisle said that the company plans to move away from the
letter and number combination of naming vehicles and back to traditional names
for the electric offerings.
This new version of the Escalade will be Cadillac’s third
vehicle to include Super Cruise driver assist, which is similar to Tesla’s
Autopilot. Customers can current order the system on the CT6 sedan, but updates
are scheduled for the CT5 sedan and then the Escalade in 2021.
The electric vehicle offerings will appear first in China, but
the company plans to introduce an all-electric SUV to American consumers in
2023. For a time, the electric and ICE vehicles will exist side by side.
Cadillac needs to increase the battery range to 300 miles per charge before an
all-electric SUV is practical. The company is working on a new battery system
to improve mileage.
New things are coming for Cadillac for sure, but if you want to elevate your drive today come talk to us at Clements Chevrolet Cadillac.
Soon you will be able to order a camouflage version of the Chevy Silverado 1500. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Realtree Edition combines the engineering of General Motors with the style of Realtree, a leading purveyor of camouflage gear, for a truly unique look for the popular Custom Trail Boss model.
The Realtree Edition will merge the Silverado’s Z71 Off-Road
Package with exclusive graphics. The Z71 package includes a 2-in factory lift,
20-inch wheels with off road tires, heavy duty shock absorbers, rear locking
differential, a 2-speed transfer case, skid plates and Chevy’s Hill Descent
Control, which slows the truck down as it descends a hill, allowing you to
Two engine choices
You will have a choice of engines in the Realtree Edition. A
5.3L V-8 engine with a 6-speed transmission will be standard, but you can order
a 6.2-liter V8 that produces up to 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque and
is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
What will be on the outside of the truck will be just as
impressive. Realtree camouflage graphics in their Timber pattern will be
displayed on the exterior of the truck and on the interior door trim. The
Realtree edition will also include the black accents that are part of the Z71
package, including badging, exhaust tips, assist steps and floor liners. The
liner inside the Silverado’s Durabed will also feature the Realtree logo.
Do you want to add this vehicle to your garage? Contact us at Clements Chevrolet Cadillac.
Outside of historic models like the Cadillac Escalade, most
of the vehicles in the Cadillac lineup currently carry an alphanumeric naming
scheme. Yet, that could be about to change, according to recent reports.
Cadillac first introduced its alphanumeric naming scheme
back in the early 2000s. At the time, it was designed to better organize the
vehicles in the Cadillac lineup.
While it was effective at accomplishing this, many Cadillac
enthusiasts longed for the days of each Cadillac model having a unique brand
identity and nameplate.
Return of the classic
Now, word on the street is that Cadillac is moving away from
its current naming scheme and moving toward a more traditional way of naming
vehicles. This would follow in the wake of competitors like Lincoln making
similar decisions in recent years.
These same reports indicated that this new naming scheme
would be in place by 2022. Of course, until an official announcement from
Cadillac is made, the current naming scheme isn’t going anywhere for gas
models, as Cadillac has only confirmed that future electric vehicles will bear
Still, the possibility of new iterations of classic Cadillac monikers like the Eldorado, Fleetwood, and Coupe de Ville definitely excites us here at Clements Chevrolet Cadillac.
Chevrolet continues to be one of the most popular brands in the country, a fact that is proven by its 2019 sales results. But, what were Chevy’s best-selling cars of 2019? This helpful guide will list the top five.
A fact that should ultimately surprise no one, the Chevrolet
Silverado pickup truck was the best-selling model from the Chevrolet brand.
Just by itself, the basic Silverado 1500 model sold 438,686 units, with that
number growing to 575,600 units when all Silverado variants were factored in.
Not far behind the Silverado in terms of sales was the
ever-popular Equinox. This vehicle garnered 346,048 sales in 2019. This small
SUV Crossover is a favorite with families thanks to its utility.
Another Chevrolet SUV claimed the third-place spot for the year:
the Chevrolet Traverse. While its total sales of 147,122 units doesn’t quite
match that of the Equinox, it is undeniably an impressive sales number.
Sedans aren’t yet out of style if sales for the Chevrolet
Malibu are anything to go by. Indeed, this model was able to earn sales of
131,917 units during the 2019 sales year.
Rounding out the list was the smaller pickup truck offering from Chevy, the Colorado, with a combined total of 122,304 units sold throughout 2019. You can get behind the wheel of one of these best-selling vehicles when you take the trip to Clements Chevrolet Cadillac.
Dubbed “The Impossible Made Possible,” this latest
collection of TV spots focus on the luxury and tech functions of 2020 Cadillac
XT6 features. While discussing the interior elements of the latest Cadillac
SUV, the commercial shows that you can fold down the rear seats of the XT6 to
make room for more of your belongings.
Those seats are aligned with semi-aniline leather surfacing,
enveloping passengers in premium comfort. That’s not the only top-of-the-line
feature for the XT6, as it also includes a Bose® Performance Series audio
As for advanced tech, the video highlights the driver assist
safety features that are included with XT6 models. One such highlighted feature
is the Night Vision Camera, which helps you get a better look at any nearby
animals or pedestrians when they are driving at night.
If you’d like a closer look at all of the great features that the 2020 Cadillac XT6 has to offer, plan a visit to Clements Chevrolet Cadillac, where we have the XT6 in stock.
The latest iteration of the Chevrolet Corvette is already one of the most talked-about vehicles available on the market. That conversation is about to grow even louder, as the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette recently won the title of MotorTrend Car of the Year.
Earning the title of Car of the Year from MotorTrend is no
easy feat, yet the stylish looks, incredible performance, and surprising
efficiency of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette were enough to impress the judges. MotorTrend
noted that the cabin of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette was packed with plenty of
practical, yet stylish features and amenities.
The incredible performance is courtesy of the new mid-engine
design for the Corvette model. With this new powertrain at its disposal, the
2020 Chevrolet Corvette can accelerate from zero-60 mph in just 2.8 seconds.
The Car of the Year award, along with the titles of SUV of
the Year and Truck of the Year, were handed out during a ceremony at
MotorTrend’s headquarters in Los Angeles. 2020 Chevrolet Corvette awards like
these are proof that the famed sports car gets better every year.
You have the opportunity to own the new MotorTrend Car of the Year when you stop into Clements Chevrolet Cadillac and explore our lineup of 2020 Chevrolet Corvette models.
Discontinued in 2009, this luxury roadster had
top-tier performance capabilities and signature Cadillac luxury. The
StabiliTrak stability control system facilitated the braking, traction control,
steering and suspension system. The XLR was even more exhilarating when you
retracted the top with the push of a button to enjoy the open air.
The Deville was discontinued in 2005. Its
class and technology were pure Cadillac. The 4.6-liter Northstar V8 utilized an
electronically controlled ignition for maximum combustion and power.
Aircraft-quality aluminum made up the control arms of the four-wheel
independent suspension system.
five-passenger luxury SUV featured unmistakable style and could transform into
a two-passenger luxury SUV with an 8-foot bed thanks to the innovative Midgate®
panel. A full 101 cubic feet of storage space and the ability to tow 7,600
pounds made the Escalade EXT one of the most unique Cadillac vehicles.
While Clements Chevrolet Cadillac doesn’t have these retired Cadillac vehicles in stock, we do have the latest models ready for you to test-drive.
Since it was founded, Chevrolet has produced dependable, long-lasting, and safe vehicles. Top vehicle-judging groups such as J.D. Power and Kelley Blue Book have heaped praise and accolades on Chevy vehicles, such as these recent Chevrolet awards.
The heavy-duty Chevy Silverado won the 2019
Highest Initial Quality award in the large heavy-duty pickup class from J.D.
Power, who also named it the 2016 Most Dependable large heavy-duty pickup. The
2019 Silverado HD won the KBB Best Resale Value among full-size pickups, and it
was named one of Equipment Today’s 2019 Contractors’ Top 50 New Products.
In both 2018 and 2019, the Tahoe won the
Edmunds Buyers Most-Wanted Large SUV Award. It was the 2019 J.D. Power Highest
Initial Quality winner out of all large SUVs and one of the 2018 KBB Best
Full-Size SUVs for Families winners. The family SUV was a KBB 5-Year Cost to
Own-winner in 2017 and 2018.
U.S. News and World Report awarded the
Traverse as the 2019 Best 3-Row SUV for Families. It also received a 5-Star
Vehicle Score in 2019 from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
These awards stand in recognition of Chevrolet quality, affordability, and safety. Find these award-winning models at Clements Chevrolet Cadillac.
The Cadillac lineup is set to become even more exciting in 2020 with the addition of the first-ever CT4. This thrilling sports sedan will come with rear-wheel drive, athletic styling, and engaging driving dynamics.
It will be available at Clements Chevrolet Cadillac in early
2020. You will get to choose from three impressive trim levels: Sport, Premium
Luxury, and CT4-V.
There will be two engines to choose from. The standard
engine is a 2.0-liter Twin-Scroll Turbo engine with Active Fuel Management. It
has an output of 237 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It comes paired with
an eight-speed automatic transmission.
If you want more power, there is an available 2.7-liter
Dual-Volute Turbo engine with an estimated 309 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of
torque. The CT4-V model will have an output of 325 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of
Inside, the CT4 has a driver-focused cabin. Fine details and
premium materials give it a sophisticated feel. The controls have been
ergonomically optimized to make them intuitive and help keep your attention
focused on the road.
Later in the model year, the CT4 will be available with the advanced Cadillac Super Cruise technology. This technology gives you the ability to enjoy hands-free driving on more than 200,000 miles of limited access freeways in the United States and Canada.
Clements Chevrolet Cadillac looks forward to having the first-ever CT4 in stock soon and invites to come experience it.
Electric cars are great. They give you the freedom of
emissions-free driving, and you don’t have to pay for expensive gasoline.
However, one limitation to electric cars is the driving range. The 2020
Chevrolet Bolt EV aims to change that trend and take you further.
The driving range of the Bolt EV is now an impressive 259
miles. This is more than enough mileage to take you from Rochester to
Minneapolis and back with miles to spare. In fact, that trip is only 174 miles
there and back.
Tim Grewe, director of Global Battery Cell Engineering and Strategy, announced, “At Chevrolet we’re constantly listening to customer feedback and we heard the desire for more range. The team worked diligently to find ways to improve battery energy, giving customers the confidence to go more than the extra mile.”
With its new range, the 2020 Bolt EV can drive almost 10
percent further than the 2019 model. Engineers were able to achieve this range
increase by adjusting the cell chemistry in the battery. There were no physical
changes to the size or shape of the battery, though.
Once you own the Bolt EV, you will have access to the Energy
Assist feature in the myChevrolet app. This feature lets you search for
available charging stations, plan a trip with charging stops included, and keep
track of your energy use.