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New Cadillac XT5 Spotted in Spy Photographs in New York

The new Cadillac XT5 is coming.

The new Cadillac XT5 midsize crossover will feature an upgraded design, with a particularly bold front end, LED headlights, and much more. We’ve even seen this new design in action, now, thanks to some spy photographs taken in New York City. The spy photographs do show off the new front grille and also show that it keeps the rest of the classic Cadillac look as well.

The new XT5 will replace the SRX crossover in the Cadillac lineup, and it looks even better—in our opinion—than the SRX does or perhaps even the Escalade does, especially with its beautifully sculpted body design and headlights.

A Cadillac spokesperson had this to say about the XT5:  “This particular vehicle is one of our future cars, but we ask you to stay tuned for more information as we continue to test, photograph and more as we proceed toward launch.”

The SRX is currently the best-selling Cadillac vehicle in the United States, so the XT5 has a lot of pressure to live up to. Come see us here at Bill Walsh GM Superstore to check out the SRX before it’s gone, learn more about the XT5, and much more today.

GM Boosts Plant Production for Popular Midsize Pickup Trucks

Demand for the new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon has been so strong that the automaker has had to resort to several measures to increase production.

Last March, it increased full-time employment to 3,500 hourly workers at its Wentzville, Mo., factory by adding a third shift, in anticipation of strong sales. As it turns out, the Colorado and Canyon have been even more popular than predicted.

Now, GM is hiring as many as 1,000 “flex” workers who would fill Saturday and Sunday shifts, boosting capacity for the popular midsize pickup trucks by more than 2,000 trucks a month.

The automaker even cut an unpaid lunch break at the Wentzville plant as part of a broader schedule reshuffling, which removed a six-minute production pause between shifts and cost the plant about 18 minutes of production every day. This should result in another 3,500 trucks every year.

It’s nice to see GM taking action so that all of our customers can get the trucks they want at Bill Walsh GM!

New Low-Level Trims for Buick Regal and Verano

Buick has announced new low-level trims for the Buick Regal and Verano that should make it easier for customers to get into the entry-level luxury sedan segment.

Starting at $21,065, plus $925 destination, the Verano 1SV will cost $2,135 less than the next highest trim, providing a significant drop for customers. The best part of this deal is that the money is coming out of our cut at the Bill Walsh GM dealership, which means the car isn’t losing anything by being cheaper. The only difference is the lack of satellite radio.

The Regal 1SV offers even bigger savings compared to the next trim. It costs $27,065—a $2,925 drop—and it even keeps the leather seats. The downside here is that the engine loses about 77 horsepower and that combined fuel economy dips to 23 miles per gallon, though that’s only 1 mpg less than the next trim.

“We added this new base level to some models as a means of expanding the opportunity for more customers to experience Buick vehicles,” said Nick Richards, a GM spokesperson. “The addition of these trims will create an increased awareness and consideration of these vehicles when being compared to the competition.”

Chevrolet Cranks up Driving Dynamics for Sixth-Generation Camaro

We’re getting unbearably close to May 16, the day when the sixth-generation Camaro will finally be unveiled at Belle Isle Park in Detroit. Chevrolet has even lined up an entire special event, all anchored around the big reveal, which will be the culmination of the day. Fortunately, we expect the new Camaro to really live up to all that hype—especially after all the new design and performance tweaks we’ve seen.

For example, the Camaro now features a 28% more rigid body and the awesome new Drive Mode Selector. The extra tight body gives the Camaro the most advanced driving dynamics ever, with incredible steering and suspension systems resulting in the best handling possible. The Drive Mode Selector, for its part, gives you options between Snow/Ice, Tour, Sport, and Track modes—although the Track mode is only available on SS models.

“We wanted to build on the flexibility of the current Camaro ZL1, which is great for grand touring, commuting, the drag strip and track days,” said Aaron Link, Camaro lead development engineer. “The new Camaro will be even more adaptable, with up to eight vehicle attributes adjusted to fit a driver’s preference.”

Come see us here at Bill Walsh Chevrolet to learn more about the Camaro and its updated technologies and design today.