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166Say 'goodbye' to these cars and trucks for the new year

As we prepare to flip our calendars from 2011 to 2012, it's time to say goodbye to a handful of vehicles that are being sent to the Great Parking Lot In The Sky before the 2012 model year completely takes hold. And while we're not exactly upset about having to bid farewell to things like the Mitsubishi Endeavor, Mazda Tribute or Chevrolet HHR, there are a few vehicles that we're truly going to miss.

41Cadillac STS trudges into 2011 model year sans V8 engine

2011 Cadillac STS – Click above for high-res image gallery

55C/D: Cadillac to get new range-topping rear-wheel-drive flagship

According to Car and Driver's Jens Meiners, Cadillac is poised to get a new full-size, rear-wheel drive sedan to slot in above the forthcoming XTS – a model that itself will sit above the CTS when it bows to serve as a combined replacement for the STS and DTS.

57Report: GM's venerable Northstar going out of production in July, replacement not yet announced

It's been a good run, Northstar, but every good thing must come to an end. Yours lasted for an impressive 17 straight years, and these days, that's something to be proud of. Rest in peace.

35REPORT: Cadillac pinning its hopes on 'sub-CTS' model and new flagship sedan

Cadillac Converj Concept - Click above for a high-res gallery

16SEMA 2008: STS Twin Turbo C6 Corvette a matte monster

Click above for a high-res gallery of the STS C6 Z06

27Cadillac replacing DTS and STS with one vehicle, entry-level model coming

The rumor that the Cadillac DTS and STS will be nixed has officially been confirmed in an interview with the brand's general manager, Jim Taylor. Sales of both models are down for the year, and Taylor admits that one premium-luxury sedan will be developed to compete in the segment.

29Cadillac nixing the barges, introducing new BRX CUV and RWD sedans

For eons, the image of a Cadillac ingrained into our minds was that of an XL cruiser wafting down the highway consuming asphalt and small rodents without complaint. That perspective is set to change, as Cadillac plans to drop the slow-selling STS and DTS models, and instead focus its efforts on creating another CUV, a new mid-sized sedan and an entry-level RWD offering.

26Cadillac releases media material for 2008 STS

click above image to view new high-res pics of the 2008 Cadillac STS

48Lutz lets a bit of Edmunds survey slip, GM takes 13 first place picks

Sometimes news is just too good to keep to yourself. Just ask GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz. With his company supposedly claiming 13 spots on Edmund's Consumers' Most Wanted list, Lutz just had to brag a bit on the corporate blog before the winners were made public.

17Buick Lucerne comes equipped with new safety tech

You don't need no stinkin' Volvo to experience BLIS(s) -- for 2008, the Buick Lucerne is fitted with lane departure and blind-spot warning systems. The Lucerne offers classic GM big-sedan ethos, with lots of content, wide, cushy seats and restrained, handsome styling. Now, when you're motorvating down the interstate, listening to your Buick 8, an amber lamp will illuminate in the gauge cluster, and a chime will toll three times to indicate you're about to encroach on someone else's road space. I

12Whiplash a serious problem with many vehicles, says IIHS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in Arlington, Va. has just concluded testing on some 75 vehicles' head restraint systems and after performing a simulated rear-end impact of 20 MPH, only 22 of the systems received the top score of "good."

32New York Preview: 2008 Cadillac STS gets a revamp

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23Geneva Preview: Cadillac goes to Switzerland

Click on the photo above for a gallery of high-res images of the 2008 Cadillac CTS

19BusinessWeek spills beans on '08 STS interior

click above image to view a gallery of concept interior components from GM

11African-American: Cadillac launches in South Africa

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.

30Cadillac set to fortify European lineup

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, the Cadillac BLS gets a 6-speed manual and the automatic is given a sport mode.

14Cadillacs and Saabs get recalled by NHTSA

Yesterday, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued two recalls, one for Cadillac and the second for Saab:

11Spy Shots: 2008 Cadillac STS

The spyshot shutterbugs over at The Car Connection have caught the 2008 Cadillac STS in testing. The revamped offering shows some signs of following its big brute of a brother, the Escalade. The two share a good bit of the same design language, complete with wide-set headlights and bold chrome grille. On the tail end, traditional red taillights have been replaced with clear lenses, with an array of orange and red LEDs. Look for similar design trends in the new SRX and CTS as well.

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