Cadillac CTS-V Named Car and Driver 10Best For Fifth Straight Year

2012 Cadillac CTS South Carolina

The 2012 Cadillac CTS-V is available in coupe, sedan, and wagon styles with a 556-HP supercharged engine.

For the fifth consecutive year, the editors of Car and Driver magazine have named the Cadillac CTS-V to their annual 10Best list.  Each year, the magazine’s editors invite manufacturers to submit their new or newly-revised models with prices below their $80,000 limit in addition to the reigning 10Best winners from the previous year; to keep the title for this length of time is a high honor.

The Cadillac CTS-V is available in sedan, coupe, and wagon body styles with a 556-HP supercharged engine mated to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission (the latter with paddle shifters on the steering wheel).  Also included are Brembo race-inspired brakes, dual-mode Magnetic Ride Control pioneered by Cadillac and used in some of the world’s most expensive supercars, and available Recaro seats for additional support in heavy cornering.  As a Cadillac, it still comes naturally well-equipped with features including touchscreen navigation, Bose premium sound system, keyless access system, rearview camera with ultrasonic rear parking assist, heated leather seats (with suede inserts on the Recaro seats), and much more.

Also included with every new Cadillac CTS for sale in Columbia SC is Cadillac’s exclusive Shield program, which includes a suite of owner benefits and privileges:

  • Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance, which includes these complimentary maintenance services for the length of the 4-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty:
    • Oil changes, based on the onboard Oil Life Monitor System that uses the engine’s operating conditions to estimate the usable life remaining
    • Tire rotations every 7,500 miles
    • Engine air cleaner filter replacement
    • Passenger compartment air filter replacement
    • Multi-point vehicle inspections to ensure your Cadillac is operating in top form
  • 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty
  • Roadside assistance for 5 years or 100,000 miles
  • Courtesy transportation while under warranty coverage
  • One year of OnStar Directions and Connections service, which provides several benefits:
    • OnStar will attempt to contact you if it detects you’ve been in an accident, as well as alert nearby first responders to your exact location and an estimate of the severity of your injuries
    • If your Cadillac is stolen, OnStar can provide the police with its exact location and in most cases send a signal to slow the vehicle down or prevent it from being started again to help ensure a safe recovery
    • Turn-by-turn directions downloaded to your Cadillac by an OnStar advisor at the press of the blue button, or by using Mapquest or Google Maps.
    • Monthly diagnostic emails providing you with an overview of your Cadillac’s maintenance needs, which are also available on the go using the OnStar RemoteLink app on your smartphone
    • OnStar RemoteLink can also remotely lock, unlock, remote start (if equipped), and flash the horn and lights on your Cadillac, all from your smartphone no matter how far off you may be.

Cadillac Dealerships in South Carolina

Jim Hudson Cadillac is one of the top Cadillac dealers in South Carolina, serving the Columbia area with a focus on complete customer satisfaction.  Jim Hudson’s high customer service standards have earned it The State’s annual Readers’ Choice award for Best New Car Dealership an unprecedented eleven years in a row and counting.  Jim Hudson Cadillac is conveniently located at 7201 Garners Ferry Road in Columbia, and can be reached by phone toll-free at (888) 377-4971.

2012 Cadillac CTS Upgrades Announced for Columbia SC

2012 Cadillac CTS Columbia SC

Cadillac's CTS luxury sports Sedan, Coupe and Wagon will add an upgraded V-6 engine, new grille and new Touring Edition for the 2012 model year. (Image: GM Media)

Cadillac has announced a slate of upgrades for the 2012 Cadillac CTS, making one of the finest luxury automobiles on the market even more appealing to Columbia SC drivers in the coming year.  Available in sedan, coupe, and sport wagon models, the Cadillac CTS has been one of the most popular models in Cadillac’s lineup for many years.

Perhaps the most noticeable of the changes for the 2012 Cadillac CTS in Columbia SC is a revised grille, which has been redesigned with world-class finishes that offer a fresh take on the frame and mesh arrangement that has become a trademark of Cadillac styling.  The Cadillac wreath and crest emblem has also been redesigned slightly, with sharper colors and raised ridges giving the emblem more of a three-dimensional look compared to the outgoing model.

2012 Cadillac CTS Sees More Power, Less Weight

From behind the wheel, Columbia drivers will find an even more exciting improvement underneath their right foot, as the 3.6L V6 engine in uplevel models have been altered for improved performance.  Built from an award-winning design, the new engine delivers 318 horsepower to beat the outgoing engine by 14 horses.  In addition, Cadillac’s engineering teams were able to integrate components to make the engine 20.5 pounds lighter than the outgoing engine, which helps the CTS’ weight distribution for improved handling and allows it to maintain the 18/27 city and highway fuel economy ratings from the EPA.  Driving a 2011 CTS with the outgoing 3.6L engine was an effortless experience, with plenty of acceleration on tap without sounding rushed.  Paired with the 6-speed automatic transmission, the 2012 CTS will only improve upon this reputation for exceptional driving dynamics.

Luxury Features and Packages Added to Cadillac CTS

Another welcome change for the Cadillac CTS Coupe in Columbia is the addition of Side Blind Zone Alert.  In combination with the mirrors and checking over your shoulder, Side Blind Zone Alert provides an extra measure of assurance when changing lanes by illuminating a warning on your outside mirrors should another vehicle be in your blind spot.

Rainsense wipers, a popular feature in years past on the CTS, returns on Luxury and Premium models; Performance models can receive it as part of the Luxury Level One package.  In addition, the new CTS Touring Package offers an exclusive dark-finish grille, metal pedals, dark Sapele wood interior trim, sueded seat inserts, steering wheel, and shift knob, and upgraded wheels, 18″ on 3.0L V6-equipped models, and 19″ wheels on models with the 3.6L engine, the latter of which will also receive 14-way Recaro adjustable performance seats.  On the sedan and wagon versions, the CTS Touring Package adds chrome door handles; the coupe uses a hidden touchpad instead to open the doors.

Cadillac CTS-V Delights Columbia SC Drivers

Facing less in the way of change is the CTS-V, Cadillac’s flagship performance model packing a supercharged 556-HP V8 engine.  Available with your choice of a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission, the CTS-V is available in all three body styles and features magnetic ride control, touchscreen navigation, keyless start, and Brembo performance brakes.  A Car and Driver 10Best winner on multiple occasions, the Cadillac CTS-V is the top choice for those select Columbia drivers that demand nothing short of a world-class driving experience.

2012 Cadillac CTS Coming To Columbia SC at Jim Hudson Cadillac

Pricing has not been announced for the 2012 Cadillac CTS lineup, which is available in Columbia, South Carolina from Jim Hudson Cadillac, Columbia’s exclusive authorized Cadillac dealer for sales and service.  Jim Hudson has been serving Columbia drivers for over 30 years with a focus on complete customer satisfaction, and has been recognized by readers of The State an unmatched ten years in a row and counting as Best New Car Dealership.  For more information on the Cadillac CTS, visit the 2012 Cadillac CTS Columbia SC page on Jim Hudson’s website.