AD #1525 – CTS-V Joins 200 MPH Club, Shelby Daytona Coupe Goes Electric, Recalls Shatter Record

December 22nd, 2014 at 11:57am

Runtime: 7:38

- U.S. Traffic Deaths Continue To Fall
- Recalls Shatter Record
- Hyundai Debuts New Infotainment System
- CTS-V Joins 200 MPH Club
- Hyundai Steals BMW M Chief Engineer
- Shelby’s Daytona Coupe Goes Electric
- Ram ProMaster City Impressions

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24 Comments to “AD #1525 – CTS-V Joins 200 MPH Club, Shelby Daytona Coupe Goes Electric, Recalls Shatter Record”

  1. Lex Says:

    John,

    Does the 13,000 Nissan NV2000 vans expected to sell annual include the NYC Taxi sales?

  2. jim wight Says:

    What’s this? Video not found or access denied. What is going on?…Jim

  3. Mike Says:

    John,

    On Friday, the WSJ ran an article regarding the improved safety of vehicles. What they added was some commentary on Electronic Stability Control. Most buyers don’t even know what it is or more importantly why they should want to pay for it. WSJ quotes 1100 lives per year saved by ESC. They say ESC is right behind seat belts in terms of provable lives saved. Not a lot of mention for other devices such as ALB, airbags, stronger roofs etc. I wonder what a thrifting would do for some of those features? Are airbags etc. really worth what we pay for them? Can it be proven?

  4. jim wight Says:

    Just tried to watch the Autoline Daily show again and it worked fine. What napped the first time I have no idea…..Jim

  5. HtG Says:

    test

    I’m getting DNS look up fail message

  6. G.A.Branigan Says:

    That small Ram Promaster City would be even better with a nice diesel.

  7. Buzzerd Says:

    Re new CTS-V- I thought the new fuel regs were going to be the end of cars like this? I guess the sky isn’t falling after all.
    Mike- I suspect frontal airbags aren’t worth a whole lot, as long as you where your seat belt, but side impact are worth every cent.

  8. Gerald Says:

    I drove the last generation Cadillac CTS-V at the GM Fleet Preview a couple years ago. It was the most exciting Cadillac ever driven. This one looks to be even more refined and a great addition to Cadillac’s vehicle line up. Keep it up Cadillac!

    John, what has Cadillac got to do to show Americans that it’s vehicles are equal to or better than the foreign competitors?

  9. Lex Says:

    When is the Buick Envision coming to North America?
    I have been looking at the Encore and Trax and found them to be too small (especially the powerplant) for my taste.

  10. Lex Says:

    I hate the new Cadillac Logo. I much more prefer the emblem with the circular wreath surrounding it. What is everyone else’s opinion?

  11. RumNCoke Says:

    It’s pretty amazing that it took this long to get rid of the current Jurassic-era cargo vans. I guess if you’re a manufacturer and you paid off the tooling in 1983, the old skool vans are a pretty good source of profit!

  12. HtG Says:

    RAM

    Interesting about the motors for the Promaster van being made in the US. I’ve also read that the motors for Maseratis are being made here. Same company.

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    Daytona Coupe

    Is that car the one made in South Africa?

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    Lex

    I guess the Cadillac logo will look more consistent with the design language of the cars when it loses the curved wreath. Kinda liked the wreath.

  13. Chris Harbowy Says:

    John,

    Vehicle torque is measured in pound-feet, not foot-pounds as you often use.Check out this explaination:

    http://www.macsmotorcitygarage.com/2013/10/24/foot-pounds-and-pound-feet-whats-the-difference/

  14. John McElroy Says:

    @1. The 13,000 Nissan NVs are what the total for 2014 will turn out to be. I’m sure Nissan will want to sell more next year, especially in NYC.

  15. LVcurious Says:

    I haven’t been able to watch the video for a couple of weeks now using Firefox. Anyone else having issues with this? I prefer to watch it with a browser and the transcript open over watching it on YouTube.

  16. G.A.Branigan Says:

    @ # 15: I gave up on firefox some months ago.They lost their mojo and it’s now a lousy browser.I use google chrome and it seems to work very good.

  17. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I usually just read the transcript, but when I watch the video, I use a browser, Samsung with the phone, and safari with the Mac.

  18. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I’m not at all surprised that the number of crashes is increasing, given the texting, and the distracting “infotainment” systems built into the cars. Luckily, today’s cars are safer in crashes than older cars.

  19. HtG Says:

    Even I would say that the trade offs for safety have been worth it: Unlike the absent results for the high center mounted brake lights. But I still don’t like the homogenization, uglification, and weightification of the auto fleet.

  20. FSTFWRD Says:

    Politics aside, he should be called President Obama.

  21. Marshall Says:

    Do I believe that the CTS-V can tick 200 mph? No way. Not with that body shape and just 640 HP. You’d need closer to 1000 HP to reach that goal.Seems that Cadillac is blowing something out their tailpipes.

  22. T. Bejma Says:

    #21

    Think you need to brush up on your physics…

    Cars that have 200mph top speed, and are less aerodynamic than the CTS…

    2009 Bentley Continental – 608 hp
    2012 Shelby Mustang GT500 – 662 hp
    1998 Aston Martin Vantage – 600 hp

  23. Car Nut Says:

    #22. Two of you picks were tested and did not come close to breaking the 200 mph barrier.

  24. Lex Says:

    John & Autoline Crew Please enjoy your Christmas & New Year Holiday time off! It is well deserved.

    I just read that these are the 10 discontinued models for 2015:

    1. Chevy SS
    2. Dodge Grand Caravan
    3. Acura TL
    4. Cadillac CTS-V Wagon
    5. Toyota FJ Cruiser
    6. Nissan Murano Cross Cabriolet
    7. Jaguar XK
    8. Nissan Cube
    9. Honda Fit EV
    10. Dodge Durango

    The only problem s I have with this list are the Chevy SS and the Dodge Grand Caravan.

    The Chevy SS nameplate should have replaced the ill conceived Chevy Malibu IMHO. The SS is a much better looking vehicle especially the front and rear clips. Now if Chevy would exchange the SS front and rear clips (styling cues) with those on the Malibu I would be in favor of the switch.

    The Dodge Grand Caravan is a iconic nameplate and should not be replaced by the Chrysler Town & Country. Town and Country should be the highest trim package on the Caravan.