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  • Cadillac apologizes for casting call seeking actors for an ‘alt-right (neo-Nazi)’ role

    12/12/2016 2:35:46 AM PST · by csvset · 28 replies
    WAPO ^ | The Washington Post | Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    General Motors was under fire this weekend after a casting call for Cadillac sought members of the controversial alt-right movement. According to an image of the casting call posted by the news agency Reuters and many, many others, the notice said an agency filming the ad was looking for "any and all real alt-right thinkers/believers." "This is a beautifully artistic spot that is capturing all walks of life of America," the casting call says, adding that it would be filmed later this month. "Standing together as a union. This is not meant to be offensive in anyway. Just a representation...
  • LIVE THREAD:3 Trump rallies today.Warren,MI,9am & Cadillac, MI, 1pm (EST) & New Orleans, 6pm (CST)

    03/04/2016 4:15:45 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 653 replies
    Friday, March 4, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Warren, MI at the Macomb Community Expo Center. The event is scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM EST. Warren is a city in Macomb County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The 2010 census places the city's population at 134,056, making Warren the largest city in Macomb County, the third largest city in Michigan, and Metro Detroit's largest suburb. Friday, March 4, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Cadillac, MI at the Wexford Civic Center. The event is scheduled...
  • Cadillac Is Killing Its Pricey ELR Plug-In Hybrid

    02/04/2016 1:36:32 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    fortune.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | Tom Huddleston, Jr.
    Customers called it “the $75,999 Volt.” Cadillac has reportedly opted to cancel any plans to continue producing its ELR plug-in hybrid coupe after watching the luxury hybrid’s sales fall last year. According to Automotive News, Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen confirmed last week that the General Motors GM -2.46% division does not plan a follow-up to the first generation of ELRs that launched at the end of 2013. The trade publication noted that ELR sales dropped 22% last year to only 1,024 vehicles, as dealers complained about the car’s high price tag of nearly $76,000 (with shipping).
  • GM Finally Puts Cadillac ELR Out Of Its Misery

    02/03/2016 9:47:36 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 3, 2016 | Mark Modica
    Here's one that wasn't hard to see coming. General Motors has announced that it is ending production of the Cadillac ELR , which was essentially a gussied upChevy Volt at twice the price. You can call this one a mercy killing as the overpriced, pseudo-green, government-subsidized vehicle was doomed for failure as low sales figures reflected the lack of value offered by the vehicle. That failure was predicted here back in December of 2013 when the ELR was rolled out. As with the sales-challenged Chevy Volt, most of the media bought into the Cadillac ELR hype, calling it a...
  • Next Obamacare Battle: 'Cadillac Tax'

    04/06/2015 5:38:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    newsmax ^ | 4/6/15 | Jason Devaney
    The Obamacare "Cadillac tax," which will tax businesses for employee health plans that are above a certain level by 40 percent, could be the next big fight in the push to either repeal or change the Affordable Care Act. This particular piece of the Obamacare law will not go into effect until 2018, but it is already causing headaches for businesses as they put together employee benefit plans. Politico has an in-depth story about the "Cadillac tax," which will apply to individual health plans worth more than $10,200 and family plans worth more than $27,500. The current system in place...
  • Obamacare Tax Stalls ‘Cadillac’ Health Plans (Pelosi knew)

    01/11/2015 4:06:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Bloomberg via Insurance Journal ^ | 1/08/15 | Bloomberg Alex Wayne, John Lauerman
    **SNIP** Requiring employees to shoulder more of the cost burden may undermine public support for Obamacare just as Congress, now firmly under Republican control, considers new ways to gut the law. The tax takes effect in 2018, and employers are already laying the groundwork to make sure they don’t have to pay the 40 percent surcharge on health-insurance spending that exceeds $27,500 for a family or $10,200 for an individual. Once envisioned as a tool to slow the nation’s growing health-care tab, the tax has in practice meant higher out-of-pocket health- care costs for workers. “I don’t think there’s any...
  • Cadillac and The Disappearing V-8

    10/24/2014 12:13:24 PM PDT · by all the best · 127 replies
    Eric Peters Autos ^ | Eric Peters
    Mourn with me. Cadillac – Cadillac! – no longer sells a single car powered by a V-8 engine. Or such will be the case in about two months, when 2014 fades to 2015. Come Jan. 1, all new Cadillac cars will be powered by fours or sixes. Some will be turbocharged. But none will larger than 3.6 liters. The last of the V-8 Caddys – the (very) limited production CTS-V sedan/wagon – is being retired. There appears to be a replacement on deck for 2016, but the continued politically viability of V-8 engines within the system (so to speak) is...
  • Now That Electric Cadillac Can't Compete With Tesla, GM Tries Frequent Flyer Miles

    10/07/2014 1:25:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    NLPC ^ | October 7, 2014 | Mark Modica
    Cadillac sales continue to sputter at General Motors. In fact, the brand is the only make at GM that has seen a year over year sales decline for the period ending in September at a time when the auto industry was booming. Specifically, Cadillac has logged in 127,837 sales for the first nine months of 2014 compared to 133,414 in 2013 for a sales decline of 4.2 percent. GM will now offer frequent flyer miles to help spur sales at the division. The marketing move at GM follows a decision to relocate Cadillac's sales team to New York City....
  • Cadillac Fuels Fury With 'anti-French' Advert at Countries That Take the 'Whole of August Off'

    04/14/2014 12:23:05 PM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Mail Onlline ^ | April 14, 2014 | Susan Tom;linson
    Full Title:Cadillac fuels Parisian fury with 'anti-French' advert which takes a dig at countries who take the 'whole of August Off' U.S. luxury car maker Cadillac has provoked anger in France with an advert which pokes fun at countries where workers 'stroll home, stop by the cafe... and take the whole of August off'. The commercial features Desperate Housewives actor Neil McDonough as a successful businessman who compares 'hard-working' Americans to their counterparts abroad who in his words 'don't work'. He says: 'Why do we work so hard? For what? For this? For stuff? Other countries don't work, they stroll...
  • Liberals Outraged by Cadillac Ad

    03/06/2014 6:32:27 PM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 3-6-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Have you seen, ladies and gentlemen, the new Cadillac commercial for their new electric car? (interruption) You haven't? It features the actor Neal McDonough. Do you watch Justified? (interruption) Well, Neal McDonough was in Justified two years ago. He's got this baby-shaped head, blue eyes, short, blond hair. He can play the nicest next-door neighbor or the evilest villain you've ever found. He is the actor in this commercial. The left hates this commercial. There are caustic posts on leftist websites, and even mainstream news sites, Huffing and Puffington Post. They're outraged over the Cadillac ad! If you've seen...
  • ABC Frets Over Pro-American Cadillac Ad: 'Arrogant' and 'Xenophobic?'

    03/06/2014 2:37:43 PM PST · by mandaladon · 76 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 6 Mar 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    The journalists at Good Morning America on Thursday were sufficiently provoked by a pro-American Cadillac commercial that they devoted a whole segment to wondering if the spot was "arrogant" and "xenophobic." GMA's reporters, who couldn't find any time to cover former IRS head Lois Lerner pleading the Fifth on Capitol Hill, devoted almost three minutes to the "backlash" against the car commercial. The ad features a man strolling around his large house, praising the free enterprise system and the work ethic of Americans: "Other countries, they work. They stroll home. They stop by the café. They take August off. Off!"...
  • 2014 Cadillac ELR: GM's $76K bet: GM commits to plug-in vehicles, but at what price?

    10/16/2013 10:26:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 15, 2013 | Robert Duffer
    The Cadillac ELR extended range electric luxury coupe will go on sale in January for $75,995, including destination charges. Derived from the 2009 Converj concept car, the ELR will have a driving range of more 300 miles between the dual fuel powertrain of an electric motor and a gas generator. The electric-only range is 35 miles, General Motors says, but once the battery loses power the 1.4-liter gas generator takes over to power the electric motor. If this sounds like the Chevy Volt, the other plug-in hybrid (PHEV) or extended range electric (EREV) produced by GM, it’s because the ELR...
  • Bear Attack in Wexford County (MI)

    08/16/2013 2:50:15 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 44 replies
    9 and 10 news ^ | 8-16-2014
    The 12 year old girl from Haring Township is in stable condition after undergoing surgery after a black bear attack. She suffered deep cuts in her thigh. Just after 9 PM, Abby Wetherell, was heading home from a cabin down a two-track, north of Cadillac, when she saw a black bear. She began to run, hoping to make it to a nearby house. The bear attacked and clawed her. Abby got to her feet and started running when the bear attacked her again. The girl shouted for help. A neighbor heard her and ran to her aid, calling out Abby's...
  • Bloomberg Buries The Lede: Cadillac Puff Piece Can’t Hide...[GM failure]

    TTAC readers looking for a more pro-GM news source may want to check out Bloomberg for their next dose of pro-GM news. A story on Cadillac’s revived fortunes contains all kinds of enthusiastic copy and positive quotes, but still manages to bury the lede way down at the bottom of the story... ...Uh oh. $3,700 just months after their crucial entry-level car was introduced? A nearly tenfold increase in incentive spending in just a few short months? Not good news at all. The incentives do explain why the ATS had a nice bump in sales right around February. It’s unfortunate...
  • Cadillac unveils the Chevy Volt-based ELR plug-in hybrid coupe

    01/16/2013 12:19:58 PM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 15, 2013
    Someone gave the Chevy Volt a tuxedo, and it fits well. The Cadillac ELR coupe is the luxury automaker’s take on extended range electric vehicle, and its first ever hybrid car. The dramatic two-door is wider than the Volt and dressed in a slightly toned down version of the sharply creased, broad shouldered bodywork seen on the Cadillac CTS coupe. It rides on turbine-look 20-inch wheels and features vertical head and brake light clusters, the latter with a slight tailfin design. Like the Volt, the ELR is powered by a combination of an electric drive unit and 1.4-liter internal...
  • GM Picks a “Government Guy” to Run Cadillac

    10/09/2012 3:06:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 9, 2012 | By Joseph B. White
    Robert Ferguson, named today by General Motors Co. to the new position of “vice president, global Cadillac,” is not a “car guy,” in the Detroit parlance. He’s a government guy, and before that, a deal guy and a phone guy. This is a sign of how things are changing at GM as it tries to rebuild itself post-bankruptcy. Mr. Ferguson, 53, joined GM in 2010 and until today was GM’s vice president for public policy, aka chief lobbyist in Washington. He led GM’s negotiations with Obama administration officials over the details of the president’s plan to nearly double the fuel...
  • General Motors is becoming China Motors

    05/07/2012 7:37:05 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | May 4, 2012 | Vince Wade
    General Motors is becoming China Motors. Forget the spin. The evidence is clear and convincing. Did U.S. taxpayers save GM for China? Listen to the candid comments of GM's CEO.
  • Mitt Romney's 'Cadillac Flub' is Only One of Many

    02/24/2012 1:09:12 PM PST · by AnTiw1 · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | Reid J. Epstein
    For Mitt Romney, ad-libbing is becoming a liability. At the end of a 35-minute speech Friday to the Detroit Economic Club at this city’s football stadium, Romney offered yet another YouTube-worthy moment for his GOP rivals to exploit — reminding the well-heeled executives that his family owns four Detroit-made-cars, including two Cadillacs. Though they may be made in Michigan, owning two of the pricey cars - which cost between $35,000 and $49,000, according to the campaign, will only reinforce the image that he’s out of touch with working-class Americans.
  • GM challenges German brands with small (compact) Cadillac

    01/09/2012 6:34:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/09/12 | Deepa Seetharaman, Ben Klayman
    GM challenges German brands with small CadillacBy Deepa Seetharaman and Ben Klayman DETROIT | Mon Jan 9, 2012 7:55am EST (Reuters) - General Motors Co proved with the Chevrolet Cruze it can build a top-selling compact car, cracking a market long dominated by Japanese brands. Now the No.1 U.S. automaker is targeting the entrenched German luxury brands with a more nimble compact Cadillac. The 2013 ATS is central to GM chief executive Dan Akerson's mission to refashion Cadillac into a global luxury brand by winning over younger buyers with a sportier image. From the start, GM took aim at BMW's...
  • Rasmussen: 50% Less Likely to Buy GM Because of Bailout

    09/30/2011 3:30:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 09/30/2011
    Federal bailout funding may have prevented General Motors from going through a normal bankruptcy process, but it has come at a significant price in terms of reputation and potential buyers. Fifty percent (50%) of American adults are less likely to buy a GM car because of the bailout. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds just four percent (4%) are more likely to buy from the company that critics refer to as Government Motors. Forty-two percent (42%) say the bailout has had no impact on their buying plans one way or the other. The flip side of the data...