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    Report: Akerson says GM will build Cadillac models outside North America by end of 2012
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    Automotive News is reporting that General Motors will begin to manufacture Cadillac vehicles outside of North America by the end of next year. Dan Akerson, GM CEO, says the move is part of an overall strategy to make the Wreath and Crest a truly global brand. Right now, Cadillac vehicles are ...

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    Report: GM forced Saab to pay for Cadillac BLS development
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    Way back in 2005, General Motors decided it needed a small four-door sedan in order for Cadillac to compete in Europe. The end result? The Cadillac BLS. The car was little more than seriously restyled Saab 9-3 (itself an already aging model), and since most Europeans are neither blind nor ...

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    REPORT: Cadillac to base new sub-CTS on front-drive Epsilon II platform
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    2008 Cadillac BLS Wagon – Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Just a year ago, the future of Cadillac's line-up looked pretty bright. By 2010, the CTS would spawn coupe and wagon versions, the "super-Theta" platform SRX would replace its Sigma-based predecessor, the Escalade would get a ...

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    Rendered Speculation: Cadillac BLS Convertible
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    It's been widely reported that execs at GM, including Vice Chairman Bob Lutz, are keen to expand Cadillac's lineup with several new exciting models. Gone are the days of the emphasis on luxo barges, replaced instead with a focus on smaller and more dynamic cars like the new CTS and, to a lesser ...

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    Frankfurt 2007: Cadillac BLS Wagon has got back
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    click above image for high-res gallery of the Cadillac BLS Wagon var digg_url = 'http://www.digg.com/design/Cadillac_BLS_Wagon_gest_bootylicious_in_Frankfurt'; Big derrieres can be hot if they're attached to the right body. We're talking about cars here, specifically wagons whose ample rumps ...

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    GM bringing more 'Green' to Frankfurt, new Opel concept to bow
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    During this year's Frankfurt Motor Show in September, GM will be taking the wraps of its latest eco-minded concept, in the form of a new Opel-branded vehicle. The E-Flex-equipped concept will feature an electric motor that sends power to the wheels, which can be charged via either a household power ...

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    Frankfurt Motor Show: Cadillac BLS wagon is coming
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    Click the Cadillac for high-res photos of the BLS wagonSince its introduction in Europe early in 2006 the Cadillac BLS has made the old Cimarron look like a roaring success. Reportedly, sales had reportedly failed to break into four figures by the end of 2006. But GM isn't giving up on the small ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #60
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    Podcast #60 finds us reminiscing about the Geneva Motor Show. We spend a while talking about what our team saw at the show - standout vehicles, best and worst, most surprising (good and bad) to see in person versus pictures. John presses Damon for information about how some hotly anticipated cars ...

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    Decision on CTS siblings coming soon
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    PHOTOS UPDATEDCadillac is already on the upswing here in the US, and has been for some time. The image repair that GM has been able to carry out is impressive, and the rebirth is poised to enter phase two. GM Vice Chair Bob Lutz and Cadillac General Manager Jim Taylor both commented at the Geneva ...

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    Cadillac BLS wagon revealed!
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    Click image for photo galleryCadillac's just released images and info on its newest European offering: the BLS wagon. Derived from the Saab 9-3, the BLS tries hard to distinguish itself as a Cadillac, with restyled headlamps, fascia and grille. In the back the tailgate gets a thin crease down the ...

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    Geneva Preview: Cadillac goes to Switzerland
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    Click on the photo above for a gallery of high-res images of the 2008 Cadillac CTSGeneral Motors upper-crust Cadillac division has been trying to make some headway on the home ground of its rivals from Stuttgart, Munich and Ingolstadt for over a decade with only limited success, or outright failure ...

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    Cadillac CTS gets diesel power in Europe, wagons on the way
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    In a move to make the new CTS more appealing to European luxury buyers (read: compete with the Germans), Cadillac will begin offering their mid-sized sedan with a diesel sometime after its initial launch in October of this year.Automotive News' sources are claiming that Italian engine manufacturer, ...

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    Eurosport: Cadillac BLS Sport unveiled for Europe
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    GM's getting pretty serious about globalizing the Cadillac brand. You know they're serious because they're not just exporting cars built for American buyers to overseas markets, they're actually making cars specifically for Europe that aren't even available here, like the BLS. Based on the Saab ...

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    Watch out 1-Series: Cadillac considering rear-wheel drive compact hatch
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    Bob Lutz has hinted that Cadillac may introduce an entry-level compact in its European lineup that fits below the Saab 9-3-based BLS sedan. The case for such a car is substantial considering the success BMW has had with its small 1-Series. Inside Line claims the car would likely be a rear-wheel ...

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    African-American: Cadillac launches in South Africa
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    GM's on a mission to take over the South African market. Just one day after the first HUMMER H3s rolled off the assembly line at GM's Struandale plant in Port Elizabeth, General Motors today announced it's bringing Cadillac to South Africa. The first models to be offered in "the rainbow nation" ...

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    Cadillac set to fortify European lineup
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    The all-new Cadillac Escalade will be the first vehicle to hit the ground in Europe as the American luxo-marque initiates stage two of its European invasion. It'll appear in showrooms at the end of the year, joined by the all-wheel-drive STS, which will be offered for the first time. Also in '06, ...

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    Cadillac will build small crossover, maybe import BLS by 2009
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    What the automotive press unanimously agrees upon is that Cadillac will be building a small crossover by 2009. Inside Line reports that the soft-roader, referred to as the BRX, will be based on the Theta platform underpinning the Chevy Equinox and feature a four-cylinder engine and sub-$30k price ...

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    Saab confirms 9-4X CUV to replace 9-7X SUV
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    Saab U.S.A.'s General Manager Jay Spenchian told Ward's Auto that a Saab CUV, reported by nearly all members of the press to be called the 9-4X, will replace the Chevy Trailblazer-based 9-7X SUV after the end of the decade. The Trailblazer is expected to be discontinued by 2010 and Spenchian said ...

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    Cadillac BLS a bust in Europe?
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    Despite lowering expectations for its Euro-only BLS sedan all the way down to around 7,000 to 10,000 units annually, it appears Cadillac was still a bit too optimistic with the car's chances for success in the old country. The FWD sedan that's based on the Saab 9-3 and built alongside the Swede in ...

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    Cadillac BLS taken for spin in old country
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    (Photo by Lee Brimble)The BLS is the first ever euro-only Cadillac, the purpose of which is to sop up some extra capacity at Saab’s Trollhattan plant where the 9-3 is having a tough time keeping workers busy. Basically a reskinned and retuned 9-3, the BLS had us hoping that Cadillac had a ...

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