Bruce Nunnally

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  1. General Motors (NYSE: GM) announced today that it delivered 492,489 vehicles in the second quarter of 2020, a decrease in total vehicle sales of about 34 percent compared to a year ago with demand outpacing supply in the latter half of the quarter. While the industry experienced significant declines due to the outbreak of COVID-19, full-size pickup truck sales performed exceptionally well, and overall sales showed signs of recovery, especially deliveries to retail customers. View the full article
  2. The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will make its on-track return this weekend for the WeatherTech 250 to run at the Daytona International Speedway on July 4. View the full article
  3. General Motors today announced the appointment of John Roth, 51, as global vice president, Customer Care and Aftersales, effective Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Roth has been president and managing director of GM’s Africa and Middle East operations since June 1, 2018. He will report to Barry Engle, GM executive vice president and president, GM North America. View the full article
  4. The U.S. Army Contracting Command–Detroit Arsenal announced today that GM Defense LLC, a subsidiary of General Motors, has been awarded the production contract to build, field and sustain the Army’s new Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV). View the full article
  5. Headlight condensation Timing chains (change oil regularly with proper oil) Engine running rough -- throttle body cleaning (change air filter regularly), idle relearn Lift Gate problems - check the switch to see if it is in 'OFF' position Sun roof leaks -- check seals, unclog drains
  6. Maybe a grand coupe. I would like to see it with dual motors and 550+ hp, 300+ mile range, but we'll see.
  7. Building on more than a century of innovation, the Cadillac LYRIQ marks the beginning of a new chapter for the brand – one that is all-electric and redefines the boundaries and limits of mobility and connectivity. Today, Cadillac is laying the groundwork for this brighter future by rethinking the interaction between the driver and the vehicle. View the full article
  8. Offering segment-leading torque was not an accident. For the 2020 Cadillac CT4 engineering team, it was a priority. There are numerous factors that contribute to the CT4’s outstanding performance, including its rear-wheel-drive-based architecture, transmission and near-perfect weight distribution. However, the main contributor to the car that the Cadillac engineering team refers to as a “torque monster” is its unique engine. View the full article
  9. GM is the highest ranked automaker of 15 companies surveyed in the J.D. Power 2020 Initial Quality Study. The 2020 Chevrolet Sonic achieved the best score of any model in the study, and GM’s Yantai Dongyue North in China won the J.D. Power Platinum Award for plant quality as the highest ranked automotive manufacturing facility in the world. View the full article
  10. General Motors is expanding the power of OnStar from the vehicle to the smartphone with a new mobile app for OnStar members in the United States and Canada, available complimentary for six months if members redeem the offer by Friday, July 31, 2020. With OnStar Guardian1, members with active service plans and up to seven of their family members and friends can access critical OnStar safety services from their compatible phones, whether they’re at home, out walking, or traveling in any vehicle, regardless of brand, age or ownership. View the full article
  11. General Motors recognized its most innovative partners during a virtual ceremony to celebrate its 28th annual Supplier of the Year awards on June 24, 2020. Recipients of the Supplier of the Year award included 116 suppliers from 15 countries, with 13 first-time winners, as well as eight companies who earned GM’s Innovation and Overdrive Awards. View the full article
  12. Review: thoughts on the 1989 Cadillac Allanté with the 4.5L V8 and 4 speed automatic transmission! A bit uninformed (twilight sentinel for example) but certainly a fresh current day review of an Allante.
  13. Cadillac, a brand known for success and performance both on and off the racetrack, will serve as the title sponsor for the Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring on Saturday, July 18 at Sebring International Raceway in Florida. The event will be the second race back for the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series, following the WeatherTech 240 At Daytona on Saturday, July 4. View the full article
  14. Matt writes: Beth and I review the interior in the new Cadillac XT6 Sport. With a base price $57,095 and an as-tested price of $72,390, the XT6 is a little more pricey than most of its competitors, but it's interior mostly lives up to the price, with only a couple small complaints. With strong competitors like the Lincoln Aviator having more power and space, and other competitors like the Lexus RX and Acura MDX offering similar features for less money, the XT6 might be a little too expensive for its own good, though it is a very nice place to be. What do you think of the Cadillac XT6 interior? Thanks to Cadillac for providing this vehicle to review.
  15. At the time of its release, the Cadillac ELR was a highly flawed vehicle and the sales numbers are the proof. Fewer than 3,000 examples of these cars were ever sold but because the ELR was such a failure for Cadillac, you can now get a pretty cool looking, fairly luxurious, fuel-efficient coupe for less than the price of a new Toyota Prius. It may have been a failure when it was new but Cadillac's loss could be your gain when the ELR randomly gets recognized as a rarified classic.
  16. Confusingly, the CT5-V Blackwing won't have the Blackwing V8, it will have the LT4 or an updated variant. Marketing loves the Blackwing name so they plan to use it without the engine.
  17. Despite a 264-pound advantage over the heavier V-6 Sport model, our front-wheel-drive 2.0-liter XT5 is, as you'd expect of the less powerful engine, considerably slower in a straight line. At a so-so 7.6 seconds, its 60-mph time is 1.5 seconds longer, and its 16.0-second quarter-mile pass at 87 mph trails the all-wheel-drive V-6 version's by 1.4 seconds and 9 mph. On paper the 2L should have a better torque profile until pretty far into the rev range, so something is off here.
  18. General Motors typically relies on 3D printing to help launch new vehicles, such as the first-ever mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette. During the COVID-19 outbreak, the same technology played a critical role in helping the team transition from making vehicles to medical devices in a matter of days. View the full article
  19. I think the new 10 speed as in the Corvette is dual-clutch, but that probably bears some research. The advantage of dual clutch of course is near instantaneous shifting.
  20. These latest spy shots reveal a couple of other new developments. For one, we get a really great look at the wheel and tire package on the car. It gets 305-section-width tires in back and 275-section-width rubber in front. The wide, staggered setup is no surprise considering that this car will very likely put out more than 640 horsepower. No Hood scoop.
  21. Although the engine development resulted in a remarkable, interesting engine, Cadillac appears to have wasted a lot of money in the process and doesn't have any platforms to use it.