From the monthly archives: January, 2015

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Cadillac’s Strategy to Become the World Standard, Again: Part II

In terms of new products, Cadillac already began making waves at the recent Los Angeles and Detroit Auto Shows with the reveals of the ATS-V Coupe and Sedan, and the CTS-V. Next in line is Cadillac’s highly anticipated CT6 flagship sedan, which is expected to reach dealer showrooms by the end of the year as a 2016 model. A new, unnamed small SUV is also in the works. Priced under the Escalade, the small ‘ute will be a crucial piece of the brand’s expansion plans, but is still a few years off. “Product development life cycles being what they are, I don't have a date in mind ― but I would estimate it is at least four years away,” said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen during his keynote speech from the Washington Auto Show, Jan. 22, 2015.

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Cadillac’s Strategy to Become the World Standard, Again: Part I

Among domestics, Cadillac has long been the number one luxury brand in the United States, however, a significant gap exists between leading import brands, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Lexus. Over the past few years, Cadillac found itself jostling for fourth place with Acura and Audi. With competition ever-stiffening in the luxury market, the domestic automaker needed to rethink its strategy in order to better position itself for future success. As a result, General Motors shook things up last summer and appointed former Audi and Infiniti executive Johan de Nysschen as President of Cadillac. De Nysschen’s appointment was driven with an eye on transforming the American nameplate into a truly global brand. Having already made headlines with the announcement of Cadillac’s relocation to New York City as a separate business unit ― as well as new pricing strategy with higher sticker prices ― Johan is well on his way to changing how the brand does business. Last week at the 2015 Washington Auto Show, the Caddy president delivered the event’s keynote address where he outlined the automaker’s aggressive plans in the areas of dealer development, manufacturing and product strategy.

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Used Price Update: Wholesale Prices Remain Unchanged Mid-Month

After increasing by 0.3% on a prior month basis in December, wholesale prices for used vehicles up to eight years in age remain unchanged through the first half of January. This month’s preliminary results are right in line with NADA’s forecast and also what’s typically recorded during January. Looking back to the same period from 2012 through 2014, previous price movement fell within a range of -0.4% to 0.2%.

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Photos Galore: 2015 Detroit Auto Show

This year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit was full of excitement, particularly for fast car aficionados and utilitarian enthusiasts, and it left a lasting impression on us. We made sure to visually document it all for you as a result. Be sure to check out our Facebook photo album and Twitter feed for a photo smorgasbord of all the action!

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VIDEO: Favorite Reveals from 2015 North American International Auto Show

After taking in over 50 vehicle unveilings, the NADA Used Car Guide's team of analysts and editors departed Detroit's 2015 North American International Auto Show with a short list of their favorite vehicles.

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NADA UCG is Off to Detroit! - NAIAS 2015 Preview

As the Detroit Auto Show is the largest and most substantial event in the auto show circuit, automakers have consistently used it as an opportunity to make a splash and showcase their best wares. With the 2015 show being no different, we have identified a few of the most anticipated showings for this year.

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Smaller Asian Imports Crushed It In 2014 ― Here’s How

Smaller Asian brands Hyundai, Mazda and Subaru all have a lot to be proud of when looking back at 2014. Each had a hugely successful year in terms of new vehicle sales.  Due in a large part to exciting new products, the brands were all able to ignite consumer interest in their offerings.

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, Jan. 5 - Jan. 9

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VIDEO: Hyundai's Blue Link Smartwatch App

Running all this week in Las Vegas, the Consumer Electronics Show has already produced debuts of several automotive technologies. Hyundai's most recent unveil allows you to control certain aspects of your car via an Android powered smartwatch. The app will allow the user to do things like, locate their car, lock/unlock the doors, start the engine and more. Tech site The Verge sums the features up in the YouTube video below.




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