Cadillac Takes Second in JD Power Customer Service Survey

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Cadillac is synonymous with quality and luxury — so it’s no surprise that the brand took one of the top spots in the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Customer Service Index Study. In this study, the J.D. Power experts ranked automakers based on customer satisfaction in regard to the brand’s auto repair service. Using data from drivers with one-to-three-year-old vehicles, the survey found that Cadillac was among the highest-ranked premium brands.

In the study, customers shared their thoughts on their car’s automaker’s performance across five categories: service facilities, service initiation, vehicle pick up services, service advisors, and service quality. And for the latest iteration of the survey, J.D. Power inquired about the convenience of each brand’s contactless services, such as valets, remote vehicle services, and app-based payment availability.

With these criteria considered, Cadillac scored a whopping 880 out of 1,000 possible points. With a score like that, the brand earned the second-highest spot in the study, outpacing luxury rivals like Audi, Porsche, and BMW.

Never content to rest on its laurels, Cadillac is looking to keep improving its customer experience. The brand is currently gearing up to service electric models like the upcoming Cadillac LYRIQ. If you’re looking to experience the best customer service in Beloit, Wisconsin, bring your Cadillac to Bud Weiser Motors for repairs and maintenance.

Super Cruise™ Towing Capability Included in Cadillac Escalade Update.

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The Cadillac Escalade always offers the latest comforts and conveniences. For the latest model year, the Escalade upholds this tradition by adding the latest version of Super Cruise™ to its roster of advanced tech tools.

The new version of Super Cruise™ adds advanced towing capabilities along with the handy Automatic Lane Change feature. In addition to becoming available for the Escalade, the Cadillac CT4 and CT5 sedans can also receive this exciting update. However, these luxury sedans are less suited to towing than the powerful Escalade. As the brand’s flagship luxury SUV, it’s no surprise that the Escalade boasts impressive capabilities. When equipped with the 6.2-liter V8 engine, the Escalade can unleash 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, which it harnesses to deliver 8,200 pounds of towing capacity.

If you drive a Cadillac from the 2021 or 2022 model year lineup, you don’t have to miss out on these advanced tech features. You can receive the trailering update for Super Cruise™ via over-the-air updates. If you don’t have the ability to receive updates via OnStar connectivity, you can simply bring your Escalade to our dealership service center. Or if you’re looking to upgrade your daily drive, consider choosing a new or used Cadillac Escalade from Bud Weiser Motors in Beloit, Wisconsin.

2022 Cadillac XT6 Earns IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ Rating

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The Cadillac XT6 is renowned for its elegant styling, luxurious features, and capable performance. This premium three-row SUV also possesses a stellar reputation for safety — in fact, it was recently rated as a 2022 TOP SAFETY PICK+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

TOP SAFETY PICK+ is the highest rating handed out by IIHS, and it’s not easy to achieve. To start with, TSP+ vehicles are required to pass six tough collision tests to demonstrate that they can protect passengers in front collisions, side collisions, rollovers, and other dangerous crash situations.

TSP+ vehicles also need to offer available systems to prevent or mitigate frontal crashes with pedestrians and other vehicles. These systems must provide “advanced” or “superior” protection in crash testing. Finally, TSP+ vehicles have to be equipped with “acceptable” or “good” headlights at every trim level.

Not surprisingly, the XT6 excelled in meeting all these requirements. But this super SUV doesn’t stop once it’s covered the safety basics. It also comes standard with advanced technologies like Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Front and Rear Park Assist. On higher trims, you can even add cutting-edge features like Automatic Parking Assist, Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking, Rear Pedestrian Alert, and an HD Surround Vision camera system.

Learn more about the sophistication and safety of the 2022 Cadillac XT6 with a test-drive session here at Bud Weiser Motors in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Cadillac Escalade Earns High Rankings for Child Safety

Cadillac Escalade Earns High Rankings for Child Safety | Beloit, WI

The luxurious, powerful Cadillac Escalade is the premier premium SUV if you want style and substance in abundance. And with seating for up to eight people, it’s a great choice for families. The experts at Consumer Reports recently confirmed as much by ranking the new Escalade as one of the best vehicles for child safety.

In Consumer Reports’ Rear-Seat Safety Scores, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade earns 61 out of a possible 100 overall. The Escalade was one of the top vehicles for child seat fit and earned impressive scores for booster use, belt reminder, and head restraints. According to CR Automotive Safety Engineer Emily Thomas, these scores indicate that the new Escalade gives parents yet another reason to be confident.

“For consumers who are regularly shuttling around passengers of all ages, our evaluations can make a big difference,” said Thomas.

This only scratches the surface of what makes the new Cadillac Escalade a safe, smart choice for families. Every Escalade comes standard with Cadillac Smart System, a suite of advanced driver-assist features including Rear Seat Reminder, Front Pedestrian Braking, and Teen Driver. You can also upgrade the Escalade with features like Automatic Seat Belt Tightening, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and HD Surround Vision. There is no shortage of reasons why you need to check out the new Cadillac Escalade — especially if you want nothing less than the best in full-size luxury. Contact the team at Bud Weiser Cadillac in Beloit, Wisconsin, to learn more about ordering your new Cadillac Escalade

2022 Cadillac XT5 Ranks as One of Most Reliable Midsize SUVs.

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The 2022 Cadillac XT5 has more to offer than upscale luxury, cutting-edge design, and practical features — it’s also one of the most reliable midsize SUVs on the road.

According to the industry experts at Consumer Reports, the 2022 Cadillac XT5 is projected to be one of the most dependable vehicles based on its performance in recent model years. The model’s reliability has consistently trended upwards since 2020, so now is the perfect time to consider driving home in a 2022 Cadillac XT5.

Improved Features

For the latest model year, the Cadillac XT5 boasts a handful of new and improved features. It’s now available in two new exterior colors: Latte Metallic and Rosewood Metallic. The Sport trim level now comes equipped with 20-inch Pearl Nickel 12-Spoke alloy wheels, along with Brembo® brakes and red brake calipers.

Luxury For All

This family-friendly luxury SUV boasts a 2.0-liter Turbo engine that unleashes 235 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Upgrade to the Sport model for 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft of torque. No matter which model you choose, your Cadillac XT5 will have room for five passengers and up to 63 cubic feet of cargo room. And on top of that, it boasts advanced driver-assist technology and a wealth of connectivity features.

If you’re looking for a luxury vehicle you can count on, choose a 2022 Cadillac XT5. Take it for a test drive at Bud Weiser Motors in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Cadillac XT6 Offers Super Cruise Tech for 2022 Model.

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The revolutionary Super Cruise hands-free driving technology is now available on the 2022 Cadillac XT6. It’s exclusively available on the Sport and Premium Luxury models. Here’s a look at what the new Super Cruise package has to offer.

Super Cruise

The Super Cruise package offers more than just cutting-edge hands-free highway driving technology. On the Premium Luxury package, it’ll dress up the cabin with a leather-wrapped Super Cruisesteering wheel and enhance your daily drive with a real-time damping suspension chassis and a performance suspension system. However, on the Cadillac XT6 Sport model, the package only adds the Super Cruise steering wheel, since the Sport already boasts the suspension and chassis upgrades.

Sophisticated Shades

Super Cruise isn’t the only addition to the luxurious 2022 Cadillac XT6. The latest model is now available in two additional sophisticated shades: Latte Metallic and Rosewood Metallic. And if you opt for the Sport model, you can now pick 21-inch Multi-Spoke Diamond Cut Dark Android alloy wheels.

Luxury Trim

It also boasts new color-keyed floor mats, as well as more standard safety technology. The entry-level Luxury trim now comes with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert.

If you’re ready to upgrade your daily drive, check out the 2022 Cadillac XT6, available at Bud Weiser Motors in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Surprising Elements on the Cadillac V-Series Blackwing.

Surprising Elements on the Cadillac V-Series Blackwing | Beloit, WI

The Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing are designed to go from the open road to the racetrack, boasting a thrilling ride thanks to their powerful engines and performance-driven design.

To make the Cadillac V-Series Blackwing line even more unique, Cadillac has added hidden details throughout, with etchings and other accents both inside the cabin and outside.

Cadillac designed the V-Series Blackwing to reflect the teams that made them, with maps of the cities where they were built etched into the paddle shifters on manual transmission models. You can find Mondrian patterns in various spots in the cabin, such as on the shift knob and on the underwing.

When you buy a Cadillac V-Series Blackwing model, you get a special plaque mounted in the steering wheel that’s unique to your vehicle. And to celebrate the engineers who created the Cadillac V-Series Blackwing line, the first 250 units built will come with collector plates signed by a member of the build team, a perfect option for Cadillac devotees.

You will even find more surprises under the hood. Cadillac has fitted the supercharged V8 engine on the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing with a plaque signed by the master builder. And these are just a few of the hidden details on the Blackwing lineup, according to Cadillac — there are more that haven’t been revealed, so owners can search for them.

Learn more about the Cadillac V-Series Blackwing lineup at Bud Weiser Motors in Beloit, Wisconsin.

2023 Cadillac LYRIQ in Final Development Stages

2023 Cadillac LYRIQ in Final Development Stages | Beloit, WI

News broke last month that Cadillac is in the final stages of development for the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ, and production of the all-electric crossover will start in the first quarter of 2022.

The Cadillac LYRIQ was announced last year, the first vehicle the automaker said would be built on the new Ultium platform. Now, Cadillac has reached a benchmark of 80 percent validation testing, after months of rigorous test-driving on all kinds of terrain, and the Cadillac LYRIQ is ready for fine-tuning ahead of production.

Pre-orders quickly sold out for the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ, which Cadillac estimates will have over a 300-mile all-electric range with a full charge.[1] It can gain around 76 miles of driving range after 10 minutes of DC fast charging, or 52 miles in an hour with a 240-volt charger.[2],[3]

The Cadillac LYRIQ is set to put out 340 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque, plenty of power for a crossover with ample seating and cargo space. The Cadillac LYRIQ will come with One-Pedal Driving, a Drive Mode Selector, and the Cadillac Smart System suite of active safety technology.

The 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ brings eco-friendly electric charging to the luxury car market. To learn more about the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ, contact Bud Weiser Motors in Beloit, Wisconsin.

[1] Based on GM testing. GM estimated. EPA estimates not yet available. Actual range will vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, use and maintenance.

[2] Actual charge times will vary based on battery starting state of charge, battery condition. Output of charger, vehicle settings and outside temperature. See the vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for additional limitations.

[3] Requires professionally installed 19.2 KW AC / 100A dedicated charge station, sold separately. Actual times will vary based on battery condition, output of charger, vehicle settings and outside temperature.

Cadillac CT4 Adds Stylish Radiant Package for 2022

Cadillac CT4 Adds Stylish Radiant Package for 2022 | Beloit, WI

The Cadillac CT4 luxury performance sedan is already one of the brand’s most stylish vehicles. For 2022, the Cadillac CT4 will be even more attractive thanks to a new Radiant Package option.

Offered as an upgrade for the Cadillac CT4 Luxury and Premium Luxury trim levels, the Radiant Package boasts three handsome elements: a Bright grille, 20-inch alloy wheels with a Polished/Dark Android Gloss finish, and monochromatic Cadillac crest emblems.

Cadillac is in the midst of making the switch to monochromatic emblems across its lineup, part of the luxury brand’s impending shift to electric vehicles. For now, though, most Cadillac vehicles still come standard with a multicolor crest.

In addition to the Radiant Package, the Cadillac CT4 is adding a new exterior paint option for 2022. Blaze Orange Radiant will be available on Sport trims for an extra charge. Super Cruise™ hands-free driving tech will also make its way to Premium Luxury and Sport trims later in the model year.

Carrying over from 2021, the Cadillac CT4 will continue to come standard with a 2.0-liter turbo engine that puts out 237 horsepower. It’s also available with a 2.7-liter turbo that generates 310 horsepower. Other Cadillac CT4 highlights include available AWD, full LED lighting, an 8-inch color display, and a full suite of advanced safety technologies. For all the latest on the 2022 Cadillac CT4, contact our team here at Bud Weiser Motors in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Tips for Driving Your Cadillac in the Winter

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Wisconsin winter weather can be wicked, which is why we want to offer some tips to keep you and your Cadillac safe on the road this year. Read on to learn some of the best tips for driving your Cadillac in winter.

Winterize your Cadillac

Even if you don’t put very many miles on your vehicle, it’s important to stay up-to-date on maintenance – especially in the winter. Make a point to schedule a winterizing service at Bud Weiser Motors so we can make sure your Cadillac is in fighting shape this winter.

Be prepared

Make sure you have an emergency kit in your vehicle in case you hit a patch of ice or your battery dies due to the cold. At minimum, your emergency kit should have blankets, water, and a first-aid kit. You could also consider packing a small snow shovel, flashlight, and jumper cables if you want to be really prepared.

Make a plan

Before you venture out, check the weather. If the news is reporting that historic blizzards are expected, you can probably skip the drive to the mall. If you have a concrete need to go out, make sure you communicate where you’ll be to a loved one so they can find you if you haven’t returned as expected.

Contact the Bud Weiser Motors service department in Beloit, Wisconsin, today to schedule your winterization appointment.