2012 Cadillac SRX in Columbia SC Receives New Braking Improvements

The 2012 Cadillac SRX for sale in Columbia SC can automatically dry its brakes under certain conditions, improving its stopping ability. (GM Media)

Jim Hudson Cadillac, Columbia South Carolina’s exclusive authorized Cadillac dealer, is pleased to announce new safety features on the 2012 Cadillac SRX luxury crossover SUV.  The Cadillac SRX has long featured StabiliTrak electronic stability control, which has proven to help prevent crashes by helping to keep the car under control during emergency maneuvers. The 2012 Cadillac SRX wrings a new benefit from the system –removing water from brake components during wet highway driving conditions.

Drivers can feel more in control in soggy conditions because Auto Dry Brakes can help to improve overall brake effectiveness during rainy conditions on the highway.  This is very important for the safety of Columbia’s drivers, as the U.S. Department of Transportation says 620,000 crashes on the nation’s roadways in 2009 – one in 10 – occurred in the rain.

“The important thing is to assure the brakes are as dry as possible before the driver applies the brake pedal,” said Randy Leek, a Cadillac brake development engineer. “We designed this feature to ensure that the brakes provide optimal braking performance while driving in inclement weather.”

Auto Dry Brakes work in a very specific set of operating conditions on the 2012 Cadillac SRX.  Auto Dry Brakes start when the SRX RainSense automatic windshield wiper system detects rain, or when the standard windshield wipers are operating, and the SRX has been traveling over 20 mph continuously for more than four miles without using the cruise control system. StabiliTrak generates a slight amount of brake pressure automatically, which pulses pressure to the vehicle’s brake calipers at intervals to wipe water from the brake rotors while the car is moving.  With less water on the brake rotors, the driver will receive a more assured stopping feel and better brake effectiveness when the brakes are applied.

Auto Dry Brakes are designed to apply pressure to all four of the SRX’s disc brakes at roughly six kilometer (or 3.75 mile) intervals, while the accelerator is applied. The system works seamlessly with StabiliTrak, anti-lock brakes and traction control without the driver knowing anything is happening, providing the effortless luxury Cadillac is known the world over for providing.

2012 Cadillac SRX for sale in Columbia SC

Jim Hudson Cadillac is proud to offer the 2012 Cadillac SRX, available now at its showroom located at 7201 Garners Ferry Road in Columbia.  Jim Hudson is Columbia’s exclusive Cadillac dealership and has served the midlands for over 30 years with a focus on complete customer satisfaction.  Jim Hudson has been voted Best New Car Dealership by readers of The State an unmatched eleven years running, which underscore’s Jim Hudson Cadillac’s customer service excellence.  For more information on the 2012 Cadillac SRX in Columbia SC, visit Jim Hudson Cadillac at 7201 Garners Ferry Road or call (888) 377-4971.

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2013 Cadillac ATS Coming to Columbia SC Summer 2012

2013 Cadillac ATS Sedan Coming to Columbia SC

The new compact Cadillac codenamed ATS will bring rear-wheel drive performance in a compact package to go against the BMW 3-Series.

Jim Hudson Cadillac, Columbia South Carolina’s exclusive Cadillac dealer, is proud to announce the coming arrival of a new Cadillac sedan, codenamed ATS.  This new, smaller Cadillac slots in below the Car and Driver 10Best-winning CTS, which will be bracketed on the other side by the new Cadillac XTS in Columbia SC slated to arrive that spring.

The 2013 Cadillac ATS is a true rear-wheel drive luxury sports car, available in sedan form where it will go against the finest from Germany including the BMW 3-series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Audi A4.  ”The car we’ve codenamed ATS starts a new chapter for Cadillac in the luxury market’s C-segment. We’re confident it will attract luxury car buyers who previously would not have considered Cadillac,” said GM North America president Mark Reuss.  ATS will ride on a new platform, internally referred to as Alpha and currently slated to be exclusive to Cadillac.  While Cadillac did not discuss engines intended to go in the ATS, GM Inside News expects it to receive four-cylinder power in both naturally-aspirated and turbocharged form.

Production of this sedan is slated to happen at the Lansing Grand River plant, itself no stranger to luxury performance cars as it is the manufacturing home of the much-lauded Cadillac CTS for sale in Columbia SC.  The Cadillac CTS is available in sedan, coupe, and sport wagon body styles, riding on the larger Sigma platform.  An investment of $190 million is allowing the plant to undergo upgrades to permit both cars to be produced together, in addition to adding or retaining 600 jobs.

2012 Cadillac Dealers in Columbia SC

Jim Hudson Cadillac is the exclusive Cadillac dealer in Columbia SC, having served Columbia Cadillac owners since May 2010 when it was awarded the franchise after 30 years of exceptional customer service to Columbia’s Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and GMC drivers.  Jim Hudson has been voted Best New Car Dealership an unmatched eleven years in a row and counting in The State’s annual Readers’ Choice poll, which only underscores Jim Hudson’s commitment to complete customer satisfaction.  Jim Hudson Cadillac carries the full line of Cadillac vehicles, including the 2012 Cadillac CTS, SRX, and Escalade family of luxury cars and SUVs.  Jim Hudson Cadillac is located at 7201 Garners Ferry Road in Columbia, and can be reached by phone at (888) 377-4971 or at their Cadillac Columbia SC website.

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Final Cadillac DTS Going to Bulgari Collection

Cadillac DTS Columbia SC

The final Cadillac DTS rolls off the assembly line in Detroit, Michigan. (GM Media)

Last week saw the end of production for the Cadillac DTS full-size luxury sedan, which has sat atop Cadillac’s luxury sedan lineup since its 2006 introduction with its predecessor, the DeVille, occupying the spot for decades before.  The final DTS off the line at Cadillac’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant is going to the collection of Nicola Bulgari, the vice chairman of the Bulgari luxury goods company.

Bulgari is an avid Cadillac collector, already owning sixteen other cars from Cadillac and LaSalle, Cadillac’s companion brand from 1927 to 1940.  The collection is an interesting blend of classic and modern Cadillacs, including a 1947 and 1949 Model 7533 Limousine that was part of the Pope’s motorcade, a 2009 Cadillac XLR-V with a custom Bulgari speedometer, a 1970 Coupe DeVille, and a 2010 Cadillac CTS Wagon.

Bulgari developed his passion for automobiles, particularly American automobiles, as a child growing up in post-World War II Italy. He remembers seeing U.S. soldiers and dignitaries driving all makes and models of American automobiles through the streets of Rome. His collection includes every GM model made in 1941, the year he was born.

“It’s something that goes back a long time,” Bulgari said. “It started when I was 5 or 6 years old. It cultivated an incredible passion that has grown and gotten more sophisticated as I’ve come to understand the history better.”

When he was 25, Bulgari bought his first Cadillac – a 1938 Cadillac V-16 Town Car. With its smooth, powerful engine, the Cadillac V-16 is considered by most experts as one of the finest automobiles of all time. Bulgari has sold his V-16 but said he would add another to his collection if he found the right one.

“It was quite an experience to drive that car because the quality was second to none,” Bulgari said. “The suspension design, the power, the engine… Everything was built with extraordinary quality.”

Certified Pre-Owned Cadillac DTS Still Available in Columbia SC

While Jim Hudson Cadillac still has a limited quantity of new Cadillac DTS sedans in stock, Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned Cadillac DTS luxury sedans are a popular option for Columbia Cadillac drivers.  Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned models are hand-selected, less than four years old, and under 50,000 miles.  Only after passing a rigorous 172-point inspection and receiving thorough reconditioning do they earn the right to be called a Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned vehicle.  This includes a host of privileges, including a Certified Pre-Owned Limited Warranty that extends to 6 years or 100,000 miles from the original in-service date with roadside assistance, courtesy transportation, and a three-month trial of XM Satellite Radio and OnStar with turn-by-turn navigation.  For more information, visit Jim Hudson Cadillac’s Used Cadillac DTS Columbia SC website.

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MotorWeek Awards Cadillac CTS Coupe for sale in Columbia SC “Drivers’ Choice”

Cadillac CTS Coupe Columbia SC

John Davis from MotorWeek presents the Driver's Choice Award to Cadillac for the CTS Coupe available in Columbia SC from Jim Hudson Cadillac.

Jim Hudson Cadillac, the exclusive Cadillac dealer in Columbia, South Carolina, is thrilled that the Cadillac CTS Coupe’s collection of awards is growing even further.  MotorWeek, television’s longest-running automotive series that currently airs on both PBS stations and Discovery HD Theater, announced this week the Cadillac CTS Sport Coupe won the Best Sport Coupe category in its 2011 Drivers’ Choice Awards.

MotorWeek’s staff selects the winners from more than 150 new cars, trucks and SUVs that it tests each year. In honoring the CTS Coupe available for sale from Jim Hudson Cadillac, MotorWeek cited the car’s design and performance.

“This ultra-modern sports coupe is above all else, an extreme head-turner,” said MotorWeek host John Davis. “Even though it’s a 2+2, rear seat legroom shrinks by less than inch from the sedan. Now add to that two very healthy powertrains — including the V-Series’ roaring 556-horsepower V8 – and excellent overall handling and braking, and we think the CTS Coupe is the right way for Cadillac to show it’s ready to take on all comers.”

The CTS Coupe will be featured on the special MotorWeek 2011 Drivers’ Choice episode which begins airing Saturday, February 12, on PBS stations. The episode will debut February 22 on Discovery Channel’s HD Theater.

“The CTS Coupe is continuing to turn heads as Cadillac brings bold, new thinking to the luxury space,” said Don Butler, vice president of Cadillac marketing. “The Drivers’ Choice Award from MotorWeek is a significant recognition that Cadillac is making a name for itself with distinctive design and world-class performance.”

The CTS Coupe, introduced for the 2011 model year, joined the highly acclaimed CTS line-up, which also features the CTS Sport Sedan and CTS Sport Wagon. The CTS family’s list of recently won accolades includes:

  • MotorWeek 2011 Drivers’ Choice Award: Best Coupe (CTS Coupe)
  • Edmunds Inside Line Most Wanted Awards for 2011 (CTS-V Wagon)
  • Car and Driver 10Best List for 2011 (CTS-V Sedan, Coupe and Wagon)
  • AUTOMOBILE Magazine 2011 All-Star (CTS-V Wagon)
  • MSN Autos Editors Choice Award for 2010 (CTS-V Wagon)
  • AutoWeek Best of the Best Car for 2011 (CTS-V Coupe)
  • Popular Mechanics Auto Excellence Award: Top 10 Cars of 2011 (CTS Coupe)
  • Motor Authority Best Performance/Luxury Car to Buy for 2011 (CTS-V Coupe and Wagon).
  • Internet Car of the Year (Pros Pick) for 2010 (CTS-V Coupe)
  • Esquire Car of the Year Awards for 2010: Best Domestic Car (CTS-V Coupe)
  • World Performance Car of the Year finalist for 2011 (CTS-V Coupe)

Cadillac CTS Coupe Available Now from Jim Hudson Cadillac in Columbia SC

Jim Hudson Cadillac is the exclusive source for the 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe in Columbia, South Carolina.  Jim Hudson is South Carolina’s newest Cadillac dealer, commencing operations in May 2010 after 30 years of superior customer service to South Carolina’s Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick, and GMC drivers.  Those drivers have noticed, voting Jim Hudson the Best New Car Dealership in Columbia ten years in a row in The State’s Readers’ Choice poll.  For more information on the Cadillac CTS Coupe, or any other member of the Cadillac CTS family, visit Jim Hudson’s Cadillac CTS Columbia SC page on their website. Continue reading

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Used 2007 Cadillac XLR Platinum for sale in Columbia SC

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Cadillac CTS-V in Columbia SC: Car and Driver 10Best Again!

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Columbia SC

2011 Cadillac CTS-V, a Car and Driver 10Best winner, is available at Jim Hudson Cadillac in Columbia, SC

Jim Hudson Cadillac, the exclusive Cadillac dealer in Columbia, South Carolina, celebrates the news that the Cadillac CTS-V has been added to Car and Driver magazine’s prestigious 10Best Cars list for the fourth consecutive year.  A member of the list since its second generation debuted in 2008, the Cadillac CTS-V is the only American luxury car to make the 2011 10Best list.

This year, the editors of Car and Driver chose to award the high-performance, 556-horsepower CTS-V line in lieu of the standard CTS range.  The editors explained “In forsaking the mainstream CTSs, we are saying yes to psychedelic power, yes to organ-shifting g-forces, yes to the great, mind-expanding duality of Cadillacs that make the 0-to-60 sprint about as fast as a Ferrari 599…. These are hard-core performance cars, but they are also Cadillacs, with all of the seamlessness, refinement, and content that implies.”

The CTS-V line features a supercharged 6.2L V-8 delivering 556 horsepower (415 kW) and 551 lb.-ft of torque (747 Nm). Power is delivered to the rear wheels through either a standard six-speed manual or available six-speed automatic transmission. Other high-performance features on the CTS-V family include standard Brembo performance brakes, Magnetic Ride Control, and 19-inch forged-aluminum wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires.

Introduced as a 2010 model, the CTS-V Sport Sedan available in South Carolina is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 miles per hour, and lapped the notorious Nurburgring racetrack in Germany in 7:59.32 minutes. The CTS-V Coupe, which went on sale this summer, pairs that performance with classic hardtop styling defined by the lack of a traditional B-pillar, the steeply raked windshield angle, and the long, nearly horizontal backglass. The Coupe also features details normally reserved for concepts, such as the rear spoiler integrated into the center high-mounted stop lamp, hidden touch pads to open the doors instead of standard door handles, and the center-outlet exhaust with twin tips that pass through the rear fascia.  The CTS-V Wagon, which is now available for sale, pairs all the performance of the CTS-V with accommodations for up to 58 cubic feet of cargo.

“We sincerely appreciate Car and Driver’s continued recognition of the CTS as one of their favorite cars,” said Don Butler, vice president, Cadillac marketing. “The CTS is an example of the performance, design, and luxury that have made Cadillac a leader among luxury brands.”

Jim Hudson Cadillac is proud to offer the entire Cadillac CTS lineup, which is available at is Cadillac CTS Columbia SC website.

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New Cadillac CTS-V Wheels for Columbia Cadillac Drivers

Cadillac has announced new wheel options for Cadillac CTS-V shoppers in Columbia. For

Cadillac CTS-V Satin Graphite Wheel

Satin Graphite Wheel with yellow caliper, available for the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V in Columbia, SC

a look as menacing as the CTS-V’s 556-HP V8 engine, a new Satin Graphite wheel with yellow brake caliper is now available. As you can see, the new wheel adds an extra measure of flair to the CTS-V’s well-received look. The new wheel will enter into production for all three members of the V-Series–CTS Coupe, Sedan, and Sport Wagon–in late December, depending on final production testing. The wheel is available with select exterior colors, including Radiant Silver, Black Raven, White Diamond, and Thunder Gray; it is not available for Crystal Red or Evolution Green models. MSRP for the new wheel and caliper combination is $800, a small price to pay for some extra visual punch on the world’s fastest production sedan.

Cadillac Tires Available in Columbia

As you would expect from a 556-HP supercharged V8, performance tires are a necessity–and quicker to wear out than the tires a normal passenger car require.  When your Cadillac is due for tires in Columbia, South Carolina, your Columbia Cadillac Dealer is here to serve you with original equipment tires designed to keep your Cadillac driving just as it did when it left the factory.  We also offer nitrogen tire filling, as used by many professional racing teams, which can help provide more consistent tire pressure, cooler-operating tires, and longer tire life.

For more information on our service department, and a special nitrogen fill offer for your Cadillac or any other vehicle, we invite you to check out our Car Service Specials in Columbia.

New Cadillac CTS-V in Columbia: Exclusively at Jim Hudson Cadillac

Jim Hudson Cadillac is your exclusive authorized Cadillac dealer in Columbia, South Carolina.  For over 30 years, we’ve lived and breathed complete customer satisfaction that thousands of Columbia new car buyers have experienced.  A ten-time winner of The State’s Reader’s Choice award for Best New Car Dealership, Jim Hudson Cadillac carries a full line of Cadillac CTS cars in Columbia, from exceptionally well-equipped standard models to the extremely potent Cadillac CTS-V.  We invite you to visit our showroom at 7201 Garners Ferry Road in Columbia, or to call us directly at (803) 783-0110.

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Jim Hudson Cadillac Announces 2011 CTS-V Wagon

Jim Hudson Cadillac, the exclusive Cadillac Dealer in Columbia, South Carolina, is excited to announce the availability of the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon!

2011 Cadillac CTS-V in South Carolina

The 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon is now available from Jim Hudson Cadillac in Columbia, South Carolina

The CTS-V Wagon is a limited-production offering, aimed at the unique driver that enjoys V-Series performance with the capability and style of a wagon.  The styling is entirely Art & Science, with LED taillamps reaching from the bumper all the way to the integrated roof rails framing the standard power rear liftgate. Many of the styling cues seen on the CTS-V Sedan and CTS-V Coupe including the signature V-Series grille and the bulging hood hiding the 556-HP LSA supercharged V8 engine.  Other standard high-performance features carry over from the other members of the CTS-V lineup, including Magnetic Ride Control, Brembo brakes, and 19-inch forged-aluminum wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires.

2011 CTS-V Wagon in Columbia: Performance without sacrificing utility

Where the CTS-V Wagon shines compared to its brethren is in versatility.  Fold down the rear seats, and the CTS-V Wagon accommodates up to 58 cubic feet of cargo–something most high-performance vehicles can only dream of.

With the rear seats up, the CTS-V Wagon seats five in the complete luxury you expect from a Cadillac. Standard equipment includes:

  • Heated, leather-appointed seats
  • In-dash navigation system with 40-gigabyte hard drive
  • Xenon HID headlamps with adaptive forward lighting
  • 10-Speaker Bose 5.1 Cabin Surround audio system
  • Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance Service for four years / 50,000 miles

Optional equipment available on the CTS-V Wagon includes:

  • $3,400 Recaro heated and ventilated, high-performance driver and front-passenger seats
  • $800 19-inch, polished aluminum wheels
  • $600 midnight Sapele Wood trim package
  • $300 Suede steering wheel and shifter

The CTS-V Wagon is available immediately for ordering from Jim Hudson Cadillac, though production will only be in limited quantities for 2011.  If you’re interested in a high-performance Cadillac like nothing else on the road, we encourage you to be the first to have a Cadillac CTS-V Wagon in Columbia!

Cadillac’s official press release follows after the jump.

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Jim Hudson Cadillac Hails National Cadillac Sales Increases

Jim Hudson Cadillac, Columbia South Carolina’s exclusive Cadillac dealer, celebrates the news that nationwide Cadillac sales rose 11 percent last month over September 2009, marking eight straight months of improvement for the American luxury brand.

Sales weren’t just rising with the economy either; for the luxury segment this year, Cadillac has seen a two-percent rise in market share thanks to compelling new models.

Cadillac SRX and CTS Lead the Way in South Carolina

Leading the charge is the all-new Cadillac SRX, up a whopping 319 percent year-to-date to make it the fastest-growing luxury nameplate in America. Gains are also seen in the Cadillac CTS (up 12 percent year-to-date), with the all-new Cadillac CTS Coupe joining the family over the past month. We expect the CTS numbers to improve even more now that the coupe is entering its first full month in dealer inventory in Columbia.

The full press release from General Motors follows:
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Jim Hudson Cadillac Welcomes 2011 Cadillac CTS-V to Columbia South Carolina

Jim Hudson Cadillac, Columbia South Carolina’s exclusive Cadillac dealer, announces that they have received two new 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sedans available immediately.

2011 Cadillac CTS-V

First introduced in 2004, the CTS-V is the top of the CTS range and is equipped with a supercharged LSA 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine rated at 556 HP and 551 lb-ft of torque. Combined with magnetic ride control and Brembo performance brakes, it is the fastest production V8 sedan in the world, packing a blistering 0-60 time of 3.9 seconds and a lap time of Germany’s famed Nürburgring circuit in 7:59.32, both in completely standard trim.

More than a big-engined car, the CTS carries all the refinements expected from a luxury car in South Carolina including a Bose 5.1 Surround Sound system, touchscreen navigation with USB inputs, Bluetooth connectivity for cell phones, rear vision camera with ultrasonic rear park assist, and Xenon HID headlamps.

Complimentary Maintenance Included for Columbia Cadillac Customers

New for 2011, all new Cadillac models come with Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance, which includes complimentary oil changes, tire rotations, engine and cabin air filter replacement, and multi-point vehicle inspections for the first 4 years or 50,000 miles of ownership, the same length as the factory bumper-to-bumper warranty. In addition, powertrain components are protected by a 5-year/100,000-mile limited warranty for further peace of mind.

Both new CTS-Vs in Columbia are equipped with 6-speed automatic transmissions with paddle shift controls on the steering wheel, UltraView oversized sunroofs that let light into both rows of seating, and Midnight Sapele wood trim packages, and start at $69,433 plus taxes and tags.

Visit Jim Hudson Cadillac in Columbia, South Carolina

Jim Hudson Buick GMC Cadillac Saab has been serving Columbia South Carolina for over 30 years and is a 10-time winner of The State Newspaper’s Reader’s Choice award for Best New Car Dealership. In addition to new vehicle sales, Jim Hudson carries a wide selection of used cars and trucks, including GM Certified and Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. Jim Hudson also provides Goodwrench service for all makes and models, including new tires, oil changes, and alignment, and is Columbia’s exclusive Pontiac Authorized Service Provider. Jim Hudson Buick GMC Cadillac Saab is located at 7201 Garners Ferry Road in Columbia and can be reached at http://www.jimhudson.com/buick-pontiac-gmc-saab/ or by calling 803-783-0110.

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