2017 Cadillac ATS Release Date and News

The new 2017 Cadillac ATS promises to offer its German rivals a run for their money, as it comes equipped with better and more sophisticated features and technologies. Some of its pros include an available manual transmission, cutting-edge interior design, excellent handling, fun-to-drive character, and a plethora of engine choices. Its release date should be expected at the turn of 2016.

For 2017, the new ATS gains a more efficient and powerful 3.6L V6 engine, a fuel-saving stop-start technology, and an eight-speed auto transmission system. Others include smartphone app integration, upgraded software and hardware, SD card slot, and CUE infotainment system.

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For years unending, Caddy’s entry into the compact luxury sedan market has been received poorly. For instance, the Cimarron’s Chevy Cavalier and the Catera, which was a poorly disguised Opel’s Omega made things even worse. Fortunately, the Cadillac ATS has cut a niche for itself and has distanced itself from its unsuccessful predecessors.

The ATS comes boasting of an excellent handling and steering precision, angular sheet metal, and an attractive and crisp cabin. Undoubtedly, the new CTS is headed to be the next America’s top car model for 2017.

The new model comes with it’s a slew of upgrades ranging from its exterior surface to beneath its hood. To start off with, last year’s six speed auto transmission system has been replaced by the eight-speed system, while the new 3.6L engine now cranks an additional 12 hp and almost a similar pounds of torque.

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Interior wise, buyers should look forward to an upscale cabin that makes use of soft-to-touch surfaces and state-of-the-art technologies.

However, some users might find the CUE quite cumbersome. But, of course, the segment offers an alternative galore. Some of them include the freshly redesigned 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 2017 Audi A4, 2017 BMW 3 Series, and 2017 Lexus IS.

Cadillac ATS – Available Trims

The new 2017 ATS sedan is offered in a whopping four trims: base, Luxury, Performance, and the plush Premium trim. You will find the ATS-V coupe in a separate review.

Interior Changes & Exterior Pictures – 2017 Cadillac ATS

The base comes equipped with Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, 17” alloy wheels, power front seats, cruise control, a 5.7” touchscreen display, keyless entry and ignition, heated mirrors, seven-speaker Bose sound system, automatic climate control (dual-zone), automatic headlights, satellite and HD radio, and leather wrapped telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel.

2017 Cadillac ATS steering wheel and gear shift knob

Optional features available for the base model include three USB ports, an 8” touchscreen display, CUE infotainment system, a 10-speaker Bose sound system, and Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity.

Next up is the Luxury trim that comes bundled with the CUE interface plus 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, remote engine start rear parking sensors, dual-exhaust tips, driver memory settings eight-way power driver seats, and driver side mirrors. Technology features include a 110-V power outlet, a 10-speaker Bose sound system, a slew of safety features, automatic high beams, a navigation system, and automatic wipers.

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Opting for the Performance trim gets you aluminum trimmed pedals, power driver-side bolster adjustment, 10-speaker Bose audio system, steering wheel mounted shift paddles, a 110-V household-styled power outlet, automatic climate control, front sport seats, and LED running lights.

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Stepping up to the 2017 Cadillac ATS premium model will get you a rear-wheel drive system, 18” wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, limited-slip rear differential, summer performance tires, power-adjustable steering, color heads-up display, and a navigation system.

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Many of the features and technologies offered for the top-of-the-line models are also available for the lower trims as options. Some of the optional features include a heads-up display, heated front seats, a heavy-duty cooling fan, heated steering wheel, and a sport-tuned suspension.

Engine Specs – 2017 Cadillac ATS

Three engines are available for all the 2017 Cadillac ATS models. To start off with is the 2.5L four-cylinder engine good for 202 horsepower and 191 pounds of torque.

Next is a 272 horsepower and 295 pounds of torque generating 2.0L four-cylinder engine available for the 2.0 trims. Its fuel economy ratings according to EPA stand at 22/31/26 mpg.

2017 Cadillac ATS engine

Finally, buyers angling for more power can opt for the 3.6L V6 engine rated at 333 horsepower and 285 pounds of torque. It comes with an optional AWD system. It’s EPA for the RWD stand at 20/30/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 19/29/22 mpg for the AWD.

Price & 2017 Cadillac ATS Release Date

The new 2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan will cost you an MSRP staring from $33,215, the ATS-V Coupe – $62,665, and the ATS-V Sedan – $60,465. Its release date should be expected early next year.

2016 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan

Rumor has it that the Cadillac’s Convertible, which has been on and off for a while, is back again. More details soon.

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2017 Cadillac Escalade – Release Date, News and Rumors

While you may find 2017 Cadillac Escalade’s alternatives to offer more refinement and versatility, it is an endearing and bold SUV that offers plenty of likable features and technologies. Highlights include a hush interior, a potent V8 power, an available seating capacity for up to eight people, and a stout towing capacity. Its release date should be expected sometime in early 2017, however, it is based on speculation as no one really knows when the Escalade will be offered for sale. 

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When the vehicle first debuted in the automobile scene 17 years ago, some critics were quick to add that Cadillac was trying hard to scratch an itch that wasn’t there. Well, the Escalade, despite the skepticism continued to grow both in sales and girth. Within this time, however, the number of rivals continued to grow exponentially and became even more difficult to keep up with the Joneses. Nevertheless, the Escalade, it is hoped will continue with its success streak.

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Lots of premium features have been offered for its interior, and a contemporary, visible, and attractive design has also been factored in and is in line with the rest of Cadillac’s offering.  The first two rows, as is expected of SUVs of this size, offer generous passenger space, and full-size adults can comfortable ride for long distances inside it. The third row bench, on the other side, could well be reserved for small children, as even smaller adults and teenagers might find their knees pushing uncomfortable towards the roof since the bench is mounted on a low position relative to the floor.

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The exterior remains virtually unchanged from the previous model but that not to say it has lost its commanding and bold stance. It still returns with its imposing and blockier styling and more conspicuous flourishes as before. Perhaps one of the conspicuous centerpiece of the Escalade is its interior appeal. It now features a more accurate voice recognition system, the CUE is now updated and offers faster response times in comparison to the previous model.

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Certainly, the Escalade is a desirable choice for a three-row traditional luxury SUV. But even so, foibles do exist, though. Some of these include a jiggly ride quality, a cramped kids-only third row seat, and a high load and cargo floor height.

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Thus, you may find yourself inclined to look at what the existing competition offers before deciding. Rivals include the fuel efficient, voluptuous third-row seat, and better driving 2017 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, the 2017 Lexus LX 470, the 2017 Lincoln Navigator, and the off-road-serious 2017 Land Rover Range Rover.

Available Trims – Cadillac Escalade

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Four trims – base, Luxury, Premium, and Platinum – are offered for the full-size luxury 2017 Cadillac Escalade SUV. The Escalade ESV Platinum and V Series reviews are offered separately.

2017 Cadillac Escalade Exterior & Interior

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Standard accessories and features available for the base Escalade include an automatic tri-zone climate control, driver memory settings, keyless entry and ignition, front and rear parking sensors, automatic LED headlights, magnetic adaptive suspension system, a heated power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, split-folding third-row seat, a leather upholstery, power adjustable pedals, a driver-side-auto-dimming mirrors, automatic wipers, 20” wheels, ventilated and heated front seats, heated rear seats, and a hands-free power tailgate.

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Equipment offered include five USB ports, a CD player, Bose 16-speaker audio system, a customizable instrument panel, a surround-view camera system, an auxiliary audio jack, a surround-view camera system, the CUE infotainment system, a navigation system, active noise cancelling, and five USB ports.

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The top-of-the-line Escalade Platinum adds a cooled front-seat center console, a simulated suede headliner, an upgraded leather upholstery, customized exterior colors, a ventilated and heated 14-way power front seats, rear entertainment screen, specialized door sills, and massaging front seats.

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Of course we should expect an innumerable amount of optional features and packages. Cadillac has hinted that the Premium Collection and Luxury Collection will be offered for the newest Escalade, but the specific features bundled are yet to be announced. We however expect the full specs ahead of its official release date, so keep checking back for updates.

2017 Cadillac Escalade Engine Specs

Inspiration for the 2017 Cadillac Escalade is derived from a 6.2L V8 juggernaut that offers 420 hp and 460 lbs. ft. of torque. Power is delivered to either the FWD or the AWD via the standard eight-speed automatic transmission system.

2017 Cadillac Escalade engine

According to EPA stats, the RWD should be able to return fuel economy ratings of 15/22/17 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 15/21/17 mpg for the AWD.

Zipping from 0-60 mph with the 4WD Escalade only requires 6.1 seconds – an impressive time considering it’s a large SUV capable of towing about 8,300 lbs. when fully loaded.

2017 Cadillac Escalade Release Price & Price Estimate

2017 Cadillac Escalade Release date

The base Escalade price is estimated to be around $72,970, and about $94,995 for the Escalade platinum trim model. We should expect the SUV to go for sale sometime in early 2017.

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New 2017 Cadillac CT6 – Release Date and Info

The new 2017 Cadillac CT6 is a compelling value among leading luxury sedans with its generous passenger space, competitive price, efficient and responsive engine, and an engaging driving experience. It also has a commanding presence and a serious curbside presence. Its release date should be expected sometime in the latter half of 2017, at least according to recent pundit’s reports. 

2017 Cadillac CT6 exterior, side view, alloy wheels

For starters, the Cadillac CT6 is a large luxury sedan with classic rear-wheel-drive proportions, and a has enjoyed a renaissance for over ten years or so, flaunting genuine high-performance credentials and a sharp new design language not seen before. But one thing makes the Cadillac CT6 a standout – it’s an unmistaken flagship vehicle.

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Rumors have been circulating in the segment for a while now that Cadillac is building an even high-end sedan that is slated to one of the world’s best. Apparently, Cadillac hasn’t refuted or substantiated the claims yet, but as things stand – there “must” be something cooking on the other side of the veil. And as they say, “Only time will tell.”

2017 Cadillac CT6 front view, black color, headlights and alloy wheels

The level of polish and interior refinement in the new CT6 are desirable, as is the ride and construction quality. Cadillac has made concerted efforts in ensuring that the CT6 is compelling and appealing through major interior redesigns and changes. Interior technologies and advanced safety features have also be roped in.

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It’s practical, too. The backseat, for instance, offers plenty of space in comparison to other well dimensionally large luxury sedans in the market. Surprisingly though, the new model has added any weight, and sources say it weighs about 1,000 lbs. less than its competition thanks to the ample dose of lightweight aluminum and clever engineering during its construction.

2017 Cadillac CT6 rear view, taillights and tailpipe

With such a diet, the newest Cadillac CT6 is more than capable of getting the job done in terms of a better fuel economy particularly for the base model, and improved handling and steering precision.

2017 Cadillac CT6 rear view, exterior, taillights and alloy wheels

Limousine accoutrements available and the smorgasbord of technology features are provided in abundance and you’ll be hard-pressed which one to choose especially those offered as options. Several alternatives however do exist. Some of these include the 2017 Audi A6, the 2017 Audi A8, 2017 Jaguar XJ, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and the 2017 BMW 7 Series. In overall, though, we encourage you to investigate Caddy’s interim flagship model if you’re looking for a luxury sedan that offers a reasonable price, and distinctive personality and style.

2017 Cadillac CT6 Engine Specs

Under the hood of the 2017 Cadillac CT6 is a four-cylinder 2.0L turbocharged engine rated at 265 hp and 295 lbs. ft. of torque. EPA estimates the standard mill’s fuel economy ratings to be 22 city, 31 highway, and 25 mpg combined. Both the eight-speed auto and the rear-wheel drive systems are default.

2017 Cadillac CT6 engine

Optional on both the Luxury and base trims but standard on the Platinum and Luxury are two V6s. both come mated to an eight-speed automatic and an all-wheel drive system. The first is a 3.6L V6 rated at 335 horsepower and 284 pounds-ft. of torque, while the second is a 3.0L turbocharged V6 rated at 404 horsepower and 400 pounds-ft. of torque. EPA estimates the turbocharged V6 to return 18/26/21 mpg, and 19/28/23 mpg for the other V6 version.

Offered Trims – Cadillac CT6

Four main trims – Platinum, Premium Luxury, Luxury, and base – are offered for the large 2017 Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan. The CT6-V is covered separately.

Exterior Spy Photos & 2017 Cadillac CT6 Interior Review

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Some of the standard accessories for the base CT6 model include a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, LED headlights, automatic dual-zone climate control, driver memory settings, an auto-dimming mirror, LED taillights, rear and front parking cameras, 18” wheels, front eight-way power seats, and a leather upholstery.

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Technologies available include a 10.2” touchscreen interface, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, satellite radio, wireless charging, a rearview camera, GM’s OnStar system, smartphone app connectivity, USB ports, and voice controls.

2017 Cadillac CT6 interior, leather seats, gear shift knob

Models at the totem pole offer features such as adjustable outboard rear seats, premium leather upholstery, 12-way power front seats, enhanced safety-related automatic braking, a night-vision camera system, adaptive cruise control, and the Bose Panaray premium audio system. More features, unique to each model, should be expected on its release date.

2017 Cadillac CT6 Release Date & Price

2017 Cadillac CT6 Release date

The base model of the 2017 Cadillac CT6 should be expected to cost an MSRP starting from $53,495, and about $87,465 for the CT6 Platinum. Rumors going round in industry circles allege the CT6 is scheduled to go for sale sometime in the latter half of 2017. You can also enjoy the 2017 Cadillac CT6 First Look Video available here.

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