Cadillac Launches Electric Vehicle Push

2020 Cadillac Escalade | Rochester, MN

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.

Escalade EV

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.

Driverless Future

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.

Goodbye ICE

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. 

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Realtree Edition on the Way

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Realtree Edition | Rochester, MN

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.

Off-road capability

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 maintain control.

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.

Awesome graphics

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.

Cadillac Vehicle Names May Be Changing

Cadillac Eldorado | Rochester, MN

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.

Those reports suggest that Cadillac is going back to a traditional naming scheme for future models.

A new way to name Cadillac models

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 naming scheme?

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 traditional namesakes.

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.

Get to Know Chevy’s Best-Selling Cars of 2019

2019 Chevrolet Lineup | Rochester, MN

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.

Chevrolet Silverado

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.

Chevrolet Equinox

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.

Chevrolet Traverse

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.

Chevrolet Malibu

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.

Chevrolet Colorado

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.

New Ad Campaign Promotes the Many 2020 Cadillac XT6 Features

2020 Cadillac XT6 | Rochester, MN

The 2020 Cadillac XT6 is the latest addition to the Cadillac family of SUVs, and this vehicle is already leaving quite the impression. To get the word out about everything the XT6 has to offer, Cadillac has launched a brand-new XT6 media campaign.

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 system.

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.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette Awarded MotorTrend Car of the Year Title

2020 Chevrolet Corvette | Rochester, MN

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.

3 Recently Retired Cadillac Vehicles That Show the Evolution of Cadillac

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Cadillac is an iconic brand in American luxury. It continues to push boundaries and innovate while staying true to its premium identity. Cadillac legacy vehicles illustrate the evolution of the brand while reminding of us of our favorite Cadillacs from the past.

Cadillac XLR.

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.

Cadillac Deville.

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.

Cadillac Escalade EXT.

The 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.

Recent Chevrolet Awards Show Quality of Current Models

Chevrolet Awards Line Up | Rochester, MN

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.

Chevy Silverado HD

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.

Chevy Tahoe

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.

Chevy Traverse

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.

Cadillac Introduces First-Ever CT4

2020 Cadillac CT4 | Rochester, MN

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 torque.

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.

Driving Range of the Bolt EV Improves for 2020

2020 Chevrolet Bolt | Rochester, MN

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.

If you’ve ever considered buying an electric car, check out the Bolt EV at Clements Chevrolet Cadillac.