Cadillac, Cadillac XT6

Cadillac Shares Details About 2021 XT6

2021 Cadillac XT6 | Bangor, ME

For 2021, the Cadillac XT6 is offering a new trim level, new engine and three new exterior color options.

New base trim

In addition to the previous trim levels — Premium Luxury and Sport — you can opt for the Luxury trim of the XT6 for 2021. The Luxury trim is the base option of the sophisticated crossover.

Powerful performer

Under the hood of the 2021 Cadillac XT6 Luxury is an engine you might recognize. Also found in the CT5, CT4, XT4, and XT5, the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine generates 237 horsepower. It is paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. A 310 horsepower-rated 3.6-liter LGX V6 engine is also available to power the 2021 Cadillac XT6.

Colorful choices

Three new color options are available for the 2021 XT6. Choose among Wilder, Infrared Tintcoat or Dark Blue Metallic to make a stunning design statement.

Standard excellence

A power liftgate allows for easy access to the cargo area while 18-inch wheels provide a strong foundation for the XT6. Heated outside mirrors help banish the elements while inside the heated front seats, tri-zone climate control and ambient lighting help create a comfortable driving experience. Smartphone connectivity is simple and seamless with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ capability.

Contact Quirk Cadillac of Bangor to learn more about the 2021 Cadillac XT6.

Cadillac, Cadillac CT4, Cadillac CT5

Here’s Why Cadillac Won’t Electrify the CT4 or CT5

Cadillac CT4 and CT5

While it may seem like many of your favorite vehicles are ditching their combustion engines and going electric, you can still count on the popular Cadillac CT4 and CT5 sedans to retain their gas-powered dynamos. Currently, there are no plans to offer hybrid or plug-in hybrid variants, either. Instead, the luxury automaker wants to focus on giving CT4 and CT5 drivers what they really want — more powerful models like the Blackwing-powered CT4-V and CT5-V.

However, if you’re in the market for a Cadillac EV or hybrid, the prestigious automaker offers plenty of options. A new flagship electric sedan, known as the Celestiq, debuted in the spring of 2020. The automaker also revealed a teaser for the Lyriq, an upcoming all-electric SUV.

There’s a keen logic in the automaker’s strategy — by offering both EVs and combustion engine vehicles, Cadillac provides a diverse lineup for all sorts of drivers. Whether you’re a fan of the smooth, clean, and refined ride that an EV offers, or you prefer the dynamic, energized growls of a combustion engine, you can’t go wrong by choosing a Cadillac.

If you’d like to get behind the wheel of one of these spirited sedans, contact us at Quirk Cadillac of Bangor to learn more about driving home in your very own Cadillac CT4 or CT5 sedan.

Cadillac, Cadillac XT6

The Cadillac XT6 Named One of MotorTrend’s Safest SUVs for 2020

2020 Cadillac XT6 | Bangor, ME

Want a luxurious family vehicle that doesn’t compromise on safety? Check out the Cadillac XT6 — it was just named one of the 10 safest SUVs of 2020 by MotorTrend. It even boasts a Five-Star Overall Safety Rating from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. In addition to the peace of mind that comes with top safety ratings, here are a few more reasons that families in Bangor, ME, should upgrade to the Cadillac XT6.

The 2020 Cadillac XT6 comes loaded with a wealth of advanced driver-assist technologies, like forward collision alert, parking assist, blind-spot detection with rear-cross traffic alert, and a front-pedestrian-detecting automatic emergency braking system. You can also opt for available conveniences like adaptive cruise control, reverse automatic braking, and a rearview camera mirror.

The XT6 also boasts plenty of luxury and convenience for busy families. It comes equipped with a hands-free power liftgate that’s perfect for loading groceries, sports gear, or camping equipment. Plus, the XT6’s heated front seats take the sting out of chilly commutes.

Make the smart choice for your family, upgrade to the 2020 Cadillac XT6. To find a great deal on this stunning SUV, shop with us at Quirk Cadillac of Bangor.

Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Models

Chevy May Be Developing a Secret Hybrid Corvette C8

2020 Chevy Corvette | Bangor, ME

The auto world has been speculating that Chevrolet may be secretly developing a hybrid Corvette C8, and the speculation was only accelerated by spy photos taken in a few months ago.

Autoweek and other auto news sites first noticed that the fuse block of the 2020 Corvette C8, the first mid-engine Corvette ever made, is equipped with two fuses that point toward a future hybrid model. The owner’s manual for the C8 shows one fuse in particular designed to work with a lithium-ion battery.

This information dropped in early March, with auto writers theorizing that Chevy had equipped the Corvette C8 with the infrastructure for a hybrid option so that the groundwork was already in place for future development. Then, in late March, spy photos showed a camouflaged Corvette with heavy-duty electric cabling attached, implying testing of some kind of electric powertrain.

There’s a slight possibility this is the future 2023 Corvette ZR1, but most journalists quickly dismissed that idea, since the spotted Corvette didn’t have the exterior aerodynamic parts we’re guaranteed to see on the upcoming supercar.

We don’t know yet when a hybrid version of the C8 might release, or even whether the Corvette C8 Hybrid will be a regular or plug-in hybrid. The spy photos didn’t show a charging port, but the fuse box and does feature a slot to power a device that emits a noise when a car is in electric-only mode.

Whether or not the hybrid Corvette C8 does, or will ever, exist, it’s certainly an exciting prospect. In the meantime, swing by Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor and take a look at our inventory of Chevy hybrids and EVs.

Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Models

An Era Ends as Last Chevrolet Impala Drives Off the Line

Chevy Impala | Bangor, ME

The saying goes that all good things must come to an end, and for the time being, that end has come for one of the most legendary names in the Chevy lineup. The last Chevrolet Impala rolled off the line at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant earlier this year, bringing a chapter of automotive history to a close for now.

A staple of the Chevy lineup for more than 60 years, the Impala is a pop culture icon that’s been represented in music, television, movies, and video games over the years. Recently, it picked up awards like the title of Best Large Car for the Money from U.S. News & World Report and the 5-Year Cost to Own Award for full-size cars from Kelley Blue Book. 

Though this may seem like the end for the Impala, it’s worth noting that the beloved sedan went into hiatuses in 1985 and 1996. The last Chevrolet Impala leaving Detroit may not necessarily be goodbye to the name as much as it’s a case of until next time.

When might that next time be? Chevrolet could potentially revive the Impala name for an electric vehicle down the road, for starters. It would be fitting with Detroit-Hamtramck undergoing a $2.2 billion retooling to focus on EV production, and the return of the Impala name for a dynamic new zero-emissions vehicle would help create a connection with a new generation of drivers.

Even though the last Chevrolet Impala has been built, you can still find this beloved sedan at Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor. Browse our inventory and, if you see something you like, give our sales specialists a call.  

Chevrolet Colorado

2021 Colorado ZR2 Design Update

2021 Colorado ZR2 | Bangor, ME

Chevrolet recently unveiled its latest look for the midsize Colorado, and it looks exciting, to say the least. The 2021 Colorado is set to be one of the most capable midsize trucks in Chevy’s lineup, especially the ZR2 trim, which is fully off-road ready. This is one truck that will drop jaws on both the highway and on off-road trails.

So what’s new on the 2021 Chevy Colorado? You can find a new Sand Dune Metallic exterior paint color on the Z71 and ZR2 models, as well as new Chevy bowtie emblems and an embossed tailgate. The ZR2 off-road variant comes with an entirely new appearance, with touches like a front fascia with bold “Chevrolet” lettering. There’s also a new front end, which makes the truck look more dynamic while also improving visibility and airflow.

“We’ve sold 520,000 Colorado pickups in five years through a relentless, foot-on-the-gas approach to product and feature updates,” said Bob Krapes, director of marketing at Chevrolet Trucks. “With its new-look front end and tailgate, Colorado will now have a more aggressive appearance to match its award-winning capability.”

In addition to styling, the ZR2 will have several features to optimize capability. This includes segment-exclusive Multimatic DSSV™ position-sensitive dampers, skid plates, cast-iron control arms, red tow hooks, a two-inch suspension lift, and more.

The 2021 Chevrolet Colorado is set to start tearing up roads later this year, and we can’t wait to see you here at Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor for a test drive.

Cadillac, Cadillac News

Meet the Cadillac Live Virtual Showroom

Cadillac Live Virtual Showroom | Bangor, ME

Cadillac is changing the way you shop for cars with its new Cadillac Live virtual showroom. Using human product specialists and the latest high-tech gear, Cadillac Live lets you remotely speak to an expert about a car you’re interested in buying, complete with a full tour of the vehicle. Plus, you can see different trims and colors using digital tools, which gives you a wider selection and unprecedented convenience in the car-buying process.

Cadillac launched the new program in Canada, though it’s scheduled to make its way across the U.S. in a short while. Using an iPhone X, Osmo Mobile gimbal, and a Bluetooth headset, a specialist can have a one-way video chat with you as you sit in the comfort of your home or office. Combining personal shopping with a digital showroom, Cadillac Live is ideal if you have a busy work schedule or if you don’t live near a Cadillac dealership.

The Cadillac brand also worked with marketing researchers to show that “71 percent of customers report switching to a competitor’s product after finding their selection process easier.” This is especially true for luxury car shoppers; one reason the automaker is eager to make the selection process as easy as possible.

Currently, the Cadillac Live site is headed to California, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York, but the service will soon make their way to other locations across the U.S. Offering a truly unique shopping experience, Cadillac Live is the future of car buying.

Those of us lucky enough to live in or around Bangor, Maine, don’t need to wait for the full U.S. rollout of Cadillac Live to experience Cadillac’s unparalleled luxury. To get behind the wheel yourself, pay us a visit as Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor.

Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Models

Chip Miller Foundation Offering 2020 Corvette for Charity

2020 Chevrolet Corvette | Bangor, ME

The Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation is giving away a new 2020 Mid-Engine C8 Z51 Corvette. This new Corvette has a 6.2L LT2 V8 engine delivering 495 horsepower and a maximum speed of 184mph. Don’t miss your chance to win a Z51 version of this car by donating to the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation. Better hurry, the 2020 C8 Z51 Corvette is almost sold out.

The closing date to enter is May 1, 2020, and entries must be completed by 5:00 pm EDT. The drawing will be held on May 1, 2020, at 6:00 pm EDT at the Carlisle Fairgrounds, 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA 17013. The grand prize is an incredible 2020 C8 Z51 Corvette $75,000.

The Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation was founded to help people who have amyloidosis and help raise awareness about the condition. Amyloidosis comes in several forms, some fatal. It involves the buildup of proteins that cause stiffening of tissues, including the heart.

Funds from the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation are used to educated people about symptoms and early detection, which increases treatment options and leads to a better quality of life for sufferers. Funds also go toward research for a cure to this debilitating condition.

Please join all of us at Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor in celebrating the memory of Chip Miller. For a chance to drive away in the most advanced Corvette of all time while potentially saving countless lives, consider donating to the Chip Miler foundation before the deadline.

Chevrolet Models, Chevrolet Spark

2019 Chevy Spark Named One of the Best Cars for Under $16,000 by U.S. News

2019 Chevrolet Spark | Bangor, ME

Named one of the best new cars under $16,000 by U.S. News and World Report, the 2019 Chevrolet Spark is ideal for a wide variety of car shoppers. While the cost of new cars grows every year, vehicles like the Spark offer affordability without sacrificing quality or features. In fact, the Spark is currently the most affordable new car in the United States, but still boasts many of the modern qualities you want in a new car.

The Spark has a subcompact design that’s perfect for narrow city streets as well as the highway. You’ll find features such as a touchscreen infotainment system and available 4G LTE Wi-Fi® connectivity, as well as optional smartphone connectivity through Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®. The European-inspired hatchback design is also eye-catchingly stylish.

Seating four people comfortably, the Spark is built to be practical. U.S. News notes that this model also has great fuel economy thanks to the lightweight design and fuel-sipping engine, which work to save you more money in the long run. Plus, the lower sticker price means it costs less to insure; the savings continue to grow even after you leave the lot.

The Spark also comes with several features you won’t find on similar models, such as a standard rear vision camera to make reversing and parallel parking easier than ever, as well as ten standard airbags for added peace of mind.

If you want to get behind the wheel of the award-winning 2020 Chevrolet Spark, stop by Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor for a test drive today.

Car Maintenance, Vehicle Tips

How to Prepare Your Car for Winter

Winter Wiper Blades | Bangor, ME

Cold weather and snowy, icy roads are hard on vehicles, which is why it’s so important to prepare your car for winter. Follow these tips to get your car ready, and give us a call at Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor to schedule a service appointment.

1: Check your fluids. Your oil and coolant are more important than ever in the wintertime because your engine is working so much harder than usual, and you need those fluids to keep all the parts working smoothly. If your motor oil is low or dirty, it might be time for an oil change.

2: Check your tires. Cold weather makes the air in your tires shrink, reducing the pressure, and tires with low pressure have less traction with the ground. Another thing that reduces traction is worn out tread — if your tread is getting low, consider replacing your tires.

3: Winterize your wipers. You can get winter wipers with a rubber cover that are easier to dislodge when covered in ice and snow. Also consider adding a defrosting wiper fluid to your car so you can avoid scraping ice off your windshield in the mornings.

4: Update your emergency kit. In the wintertime, your emergency kit should include blankets, a change of clothes in case your clothes get wet, food and water, and something to help you get out of a snowbank, like sand or cat litter.

Winter is beautiful, but it can be dangerous if your car isn’t well prepared. Stop by Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor, and we’ll have your vehicle in tip-top shape in no time.

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