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Reducing clutter and adding function, Cadillac will add wireless charging of smartphones in the 2015 model ATS sport sedan and coupe launching this fall. Compatible with Powermat and other in-phone wireless charging technologies, the feature eliminates the need for cords on board.

“A recent survey from IHS revealed that 70 percent of consumers charge their mobile phone at least once per day, with 30 percent charging more than once,” said Ryan Sanderson, associate director, Power Supply & Storage Components at IHS Technology.

“This is driving demand for charging access in multiple locations throughout the day, something wireless charging can address in a more convenient way than the consumer having to carry one or more wired chargers around with them on a daily basis.”

Following its introduction into the 2015 ATS, wireless charging technology will be added to the CTS sport sedan this fall and to the Escalade SUV at the end of 2014.

”With 4G LTE capability and now wireless charging, Cadillac is embedding conveniences that have quickly become essential customer needs,” said Ken Kornas, ATS global product manager.

Powermat enables the phone to simply sit on a rubberized pad. The battery is recharged by means of an electromagnetic field. An increasing number of smartphones have wireless charging either embedded or as an option. The wireless charger GM and Powermat created accommodates the majority of these enabled devices.

“Our lifestyles have evolved in a more mobile way than ever before and with that comes an even greater need for access to power in those places where we spend the majority of our time,” said Powermat CEO Ran Poliakine. “Our integration into the Cadillac ATS is only the first step in the evolution of portable power in places that include your car, your coffee house and even your favorite sporting arena.”

The wireless charging feature will be located inside the storage bin behind the fully motorized center instrument panel faceplate of the ATS. This location creates a convenient option for drivers so they can keep their hands on the wheel. Using Bluetooth, a driver can pair his or her phone to the vehicle and enjoy many of the connectivity elements of the mobile device while it is both out of the way and charging.

Cadillac CUE is the centerpiece of the ATS Coupe’s in-vehicle technologies. For 2015, CUE includes new enhanced content such as a Text-to-Voice feature for smartphone users with Bluetooth profile (M.A.P.), which reads incoming texts through the car’s speakers. Using the feature requires a compatible smartphone with Bluetooth profile and applicable text messaging feature.

About Powermat

Powermat is the pioneer and leader of the wireless power industry. Enjoyed by millions of consumers worldwide, Powermat’s technology was formally adopted by the PMA, and is the platform of choice for such global leaders as Duracell, General Motors, AT&T and Starbucks. Please find out more at PowerMat.com.

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Cadillac announced production of a limited, special-edition 2015 CTS-V Coupe, marking the last chapter of the current model before the next generation of the V-Series debuts next year.

The 2015 CTS-V Coupe will consist of 500 limited-edition cars available during the second half of 2014.

“The V-Series continues to elevate Cadillac, providing an exclusive family of high-performance luxury models that attract a new audience of elite and passionate buyers,” said Uwe Ellinghaus, chief marketing officer, Global Cadillac.

The special edition CTS-V Coupe shares the high-performance technology of its predecessors built from 2010–2014 – including Cadillac’s Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo brakes and 556-horsepower (415kW) supercharged V-8 engine.

The CTS-V Coupe is the most dramatic model in the V-Series range of high-performance luxury models, blending a personal 2+2 layout with a drivetrain vetted on Germany’s famed Nürburgring track.

The 2015 special edition version features an exclusive Ebony interior with red contrast stitching, Recaro® performance seats, metal pedals, Midnight Sapele wood trim, microfiber suede-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, dark-finish V grille, satin graphite wheels and red brake calipers.

The 500 special-edition CTS-V Coupes will be produced this summer. Pricing begins at $72,195, including a $995 destination charge and $1,300 gas guzzler tax, and are available for immediate order. Exterior color options include Crystal White, Black Diamond ($995) and Phantom Gray. Buyers can opt for either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. A sunroof also is available ($700).

The next-generation V-Series models are in development and will premiere next year.

“The special edition is a stepping stone to the next-generation V-Series, which will move to the next level with more dynamic design and technical sophistication,” Ellinghaus said.

You can view our inventory at LindsayCadillac.com.

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We have some excellent Father’s Day gift ideas, especially if you want to beat out your siblings and get Dad a gift he’ll never forget!

fathersdaybbqIf your dad is more of the rugged type, check out the 2014 Ram 1500, Chevy Silverado 2500HD, Ford F-150, or Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.  If Dad has a little bit sportier taste, then the Lexus IS F-Sport, Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, or the VW GTI might be right up his alley.

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However, if you’re on a slightly smaller budget, we also have plenty of great gift ideas in the Parts Departments at all of our locations.  Whether it be new floor mats for his Chevy, Mopar Parts & Accessories for his Jeep, Nike Apparel and Cadillac golf gear for him, or VW-themed gifts like a BBQ Apron and 3 Piece Set or the VW Traveling Tunes Cooler, the possibilities are endless!! fathersdaycadillacapparel

 

 

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Patent filings reflect company’s drive to deliver leading technologies to customers

Dreaming up ideas that benefit drivers is interesting; commercializing those ideas into real product features is when customers take notice.

An indicator of General Motors’ commitment to creating customer-driven innovation can be found in the results of two leading studies – the Patent Board and Clean Energy Patent Growth Index. Together they show that GM is a leader in overall patent filings and those focused on clean energy technology.

gm_patentsGM finished first in overall industry patent filings for the 11th consecutive quarter, according to the Patent Board.

Additionally, GM now leads all companies in total U.S. clean energy patents granted since 2002, according to the Clean Energy Patent Growth Index, a third-party monitor of intellectual property involving clean technologies.

“Patents are an indicator of the potential for the GM enterprise to innovate,” said Jon Lauckner, GM chief technology officer, vice president of Global R&D and president of GM Ventures. “Thriving companies have a track record of creating and commercializing innovation, and we are striving every day to discover technological breakthroughs that create tangible benefits for our customers around the globe.”

Patents by the numbers

During the past year, GM accumulated 1,643 patents, according to the Patent Board study. Patent volume is necessary, but commercialization for customer benefit is most important.

“GM is the only company to have achieved the No. 1 position 11 consecutive times in the Patent Board’s Automotive and Transportation industry ranking,” said Karl R. Wilhelm, chief executive officer of the Patent Board. “GM’s contribution to innovation in its industry has clearly put it ahead of its competitors.”

The Patent Board is the leading independent provider of best practices research tools and metrics for patent analysis and intellectual property investment. The Patent Board tracks and analyzes innovation and patents across 17 industries on a global basis. The Patent Board technology strength ranking is based on each company’s patent portfolio scale, quality and impact.

Prioritizing clean energy

Clean energy patents are growing faster than ever in the United States. With more clean energy patents than any other company, GM is committed to developing and implementing technologies that lessen the environmental impact of vehicle emissions.

GM also led all companies in fuel cell patents granted in 2013 as it has since 2002. Fuel cell technology could enable vehicles to be fueled with renewable hydrogen, a sustainable alternative to the gasoline-powered internal combustion engine.

The Index tracks U.S. patents for solar, wind, hybrid/electric vehicles, fuel cells, hydroelectric, tidal/wave, geothermal, biomass/biofuels and clean, renewable energy.

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray’s all-new 8 speed automatic transmission

GM has been granted more than two dozen patents related to the all-new eight-speed automatic transmission that will be offered in the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray for 2015, enhancing the performance and efficiency of the 2014 North American Car of the Year. Designed and built by GM, the new transmission delivers world-class shift times that rival the best dual-clutch designs.

The GM-designed 8L90 eight-speed is expected to contribute up to 5-percent greater efficiency, when compared to the previous six-speed automatic.

Additional control, in the palm of your hand

In OnStar’s 18-year history, it has received more than 500 patents for vehicle navigation, safety and telematics.

A handful of these patents are incorporated into the OnStar RemoteLink™ mobile app. This app allows users to start, stop, lock, unlock and activate the horn and lights on their vehicle from remote distances. These remote features are now free for five years on properly equipped 2014 and newer GM vehicles.

Users of the app also can access vehicle diagnostic information, such as tire pressure, fuel level and oil life. Drivers also can use RemoteLink to send a destination directly to their vehicle’s navigation system through their smartphone. Once the driver starts the vehicle, directions to the planned destination will begin.

GM’s 2014 model year lineup includes 36 vehicles compatible with the RemoteLink mobile app.

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This week, May 12th– May 18th is National Police Week, a time for us to remember all of the American Law Enforcement Officers who have lost their lives during their public service.  National Police Week originated on May 15th, 1962 when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation declaring it as Peace Officers Memorial Day, which falls within the week annually.  Now, this week brings together thousands of law enforcement from around the world to participate in a variety of events in Washington, D.C., all of which pay homage to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

 

Lindsay Automotive Group shows its support for its local Police Force at Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria, where there is a satellite office for the Alexandria City Police.  Lindsay is proud to offer this small gesture to the amazing officers that risk their lives to protect us on a daily basis.  Lindsay Automotive Group also had the opportunity to help one incredible officer after he was shot while on duty just over a year ago.  Virginia’s largest auto body repair shop, Lindsay Collision Center, in Springfield, VA, made contributions that led to the restoration of the officer’s beloved 1975 Mercedes by his friends and family.  The officer was thrilled to come home to such a wonderful surprise, and everyone else was just as thrilled to have him home!  Read more about the extraordinary Officer, Peter Laboy, here.

 

The Lindsay Automotive family would like to remind everyone of the hard work, dedication, and bravery that is exhibited by our local law enforcement.  Please remember to be safe while on the roads.

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May is a time for warmer weather, the opening of swimming pools, baseball games, and cookouts.  May is also Military Appreciation Month hosting two holidays, Armed Forces Day on May 17th and Memorial Day on May 26th.  As a reflection of both of these May themes, we decided to have a cookout in honor of our Armed Forces at our Lindsay Cadillac location.  Our General Manager, Tim Robinson (pictured right), manned the grill while our staff took the time to appreciate some of the freedoms provided by the men and women that have dedicated their lives to serving our country. At Lindsay, many of our employees have served, or have family members that serve, so it was nice to come together and share stories over some hamburgers and hotdogs.

Lindsay Automotive Group would like to extend its most sincere gratitude to all who serve in our military forces- past, present, and future.  The sacrifices that these individuals make every day can never be repaid, but that doesn’t mean we all can’t make small gestures in a show of appreciation.  One such gesture is being offered by GM.

From May 1st-June 30th, General Motors is pleased to offer supplier pricing to all Veterans along with Active Duty members, Reserves, and Retirees- including their spouses- of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, National Guard and Coast Guard. In addition, members of USAA are eligible for additional discounts.  We will be offering these discounts at our Lindsay Cadillac and Lindsay Chevrolet locations.  In order to be eligible for these discounts, customers need to register at gmmilitarydiscount.com to indicate their branch of service and status.  Customers will then receive an authorization number to be presented at our dealerships.

In addition to this program, Lindsay Auto Group has also made several donations to the Wounded Warrior Project and continually hires veterans at all of its locations.  With Lindsay Cadillac so close to the Pentagon and Lindsay Chevrolet in close proximity to Ft. Belvoir and Quantico, Lindsay is proud and honored to serve so many of our Armed Forces. Thank you!

 

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Edmunds.com today named the 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport sedan one of its Top Rated Vehicles. The 2014 Cadillac Escalade was named one of Edmunds.com’s Most Popular Premium Luxury SUVs.

“These recognitions further solidify Cadillac’s continued elevation to the heart of the luxury market,” said Bill Peffer, U.S. vice president of Cadillac sales and service. “It’s gratifying to see the experts and buyers agree that Cadillac offers one of the strongest lineups available on the market.”

The 2014 rear-wheel drive CTS offers three powertrains: A 272-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is standard and EPA-rated at 20/30 mpg city/highway; a 321-hp naturally aspirated V-6 is available as is all-wheel drive. Exclusive to CTS Vsport is the all-new 420-hp 3.6-liter Cadillac Twin-Turbo V-6 engine. The 2014 CTS is also the first Cadillac vehicle to receive the brand’s eight-speed automatic.

“With a contemporary new look, a revised interior and more powerful and fuel-efficient engines, the redesigned 2014 Cadillac CTS is a serious contender in the midsize luxury sedan class,” said Edmunds.com Editor-In-Chief Scott Oldham.

The awards from Edmunds.com join a growing list of accolades for Cadillac. CTS last year was named Motor Trend Car of the Year, one of Car and Driver’s 10 Best and Road & Track’s 2013 Luxury Car. Earlier this month, CTS was named an Automobile Magazine 2014 All-Star.

The 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan was the MotorWeek “Best of the Year” Drivers’ Choice award winner, as well as the MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Best Sport Sedan. Escalade recently was recognized in a third-party survey for dependability. And the Cadillac brand was recognized as a J.D. Power 2014 Customer Champion.

We would like to invite you to come into Lindsay Cadillac to test drive the award-winning CTS or ATS models today. Visit LindsayCadillac.com to view our current inventory.

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