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2021 Cadillac Escalade Hailed Among Best Looking SUVs

2021 Cadillac Escalade | Bangor, ME

Want to make a big impression? The 2021 Cadillac Escalade was hailed as one of the 20 Best Looking SUVs of 2021 by U.S. News & World Report, in part because of its imposing stature and sci-fi-worthy interior technologies.

The 2021 model is the longest Escalade yet. It never lacked road presence in the past, and it’s got even more of it now. With 22-inch wheels, a massive gloss-black grille, sharp full-LED headlamps and tasteful chrome highlights, the Escalade is simply unmissable.

But it was the interior that had the staff at U.S. News truly smitten. “Inside, the Escalade flaunts Cadillac’s huge strides in technology and refinement,” writes Zach Doell for the publication. He continues on to say that “the cabin is trimmed with impeccable materials.”

The 2021 Cadillac Escalade features the industry’s first 38-inch curved OLED display as well as 16-way power-adjustable driver and front passenger, semi-aniline leather seats with heating, ventilation, and massaging capabilities.

It also offers nine different interior trims, four seat-insert designs, and hand-finished leather and natural wood as far as the eye can see. In other words, if you’re looking for the most handsome, comfortable ride for you and up to seven other passengers — not to mention 121 cubic feet of cargo volume — the Cadillac Escalade is the way to go.

Get a closer look at this incredible-looking machine at Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac in Bangor, Maine.

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U.S News Names Three 2021 Chevy Pickups as Best Diesel Trucks of the Year

2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 | Bangor, ME

Chevy’s lineup of outstanding pickup trucks is no stranger to awards and recognition. U.S. News & World Report’s newest list of “The 11 Best Diesel Pickup Trucks of 2021” has just been released, and includes three Chevy pickups: the Colorado, the Silverado 1500, and the Silverado HD.

The 2021 Colorado saw a few minor tweaks from its previous model, and stood out to U.S. News for its impressive infotainment tech and powerful capability. Aside from its easy-to-use Chevrolet Infotainment 3 System and smartphone connectivity, the 2021 Colorado stood out for its available Duramax® 2.8-liter Turbo-Diesel four-cylinder engine. This engine produces 181 horsepower, 369 lb-ft of torque, and 7,700 pounds of towing strength.

The 2021 Silverado 1500 impressed with its six-function Multi-Flex Tailgate and trailering tech like the Trailer Length Indicator and Jack-Knife Alert. Its available Duramax® 3.0-liter Turbo-Diesel produces 277 horsepower, 460 lb-ft of torque, and a 9,500-pound towing capacity.

U.S. News also singled out the 2021 Silverado HD for its trailering tech, as well as the power of its Duramax® 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8 engine with Allison® 10-speed automatic transmission. This powerful engine is capable of 445 horsepower, 910 lb-ft of torque, and an amazing 36,000 pounds of towing strength.

Test drive all three of these award-winning Chevy pickup trucks when you visit Quirk Chevrolet Cadillac of Bangor, Maine, today.

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Up to Six Cadillac EVs Will Join the Lineup by 2025

Cadillac EV Lineup | Bangor, ME

Electric vehicles are the way of the future, and Cadillac is leading the charge. According to The News Wheel, Cadillac is on track to release up to six all-electric vehicles by 2025.

The first to appear will be the Cadillac Lyriq, which is set to launch in just a year. That’s right, this time next year, you could be driving your own Lyriq, an all-electric SUV. The Lyriq is one of the hallmark vehicles of General Motors’ larger promise to introduce 30 EVs internationally by 2025.

In addition to the Lyriq, Cadillac is laying the groundwork for three other electric SUVs. The first two to follow will be the Optiq and the Symboliq. While not confirmed, the rumor mill speculates that we can also expect an all-electric variant of the wildly popular Escalade luxury SUV.

But it’s not just crossovers and SUVs getting the electric treatment. The Cadillac Celestiq will serve as the luxury automaker’s flagship electric sedan. This model should hit our lot in Bangor, Maine, by 2025.

The sixth and final EV could be a “low-roof EV” that crosses a four-door coupe and a sedan. A name has still not been released.

For up-to-date information about Cadillac’s electric ambitions and upcoming models, stay tuned to the Quirk Cadillac of Bangor blog.

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GM to Introduce 30 New EVs by 2025

Hummer EV | Bangor, ME
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General Motors already offers some fantastic electric vehicles in the U.S., including the Chevrolet Bolt EV. Nevertheless, the automaker recently announced that it will be offering 30 new EVs by the end of 2025.

GM will sell at least two-thirds of these new EVs in North America. Chevrolet and the other GM brands will each be adding new models to their lineups. So far, 10 of the 30 models are on the development schedule, one of which is an electric Chevy pickup.

The upcoming models will utilize the automaker’s new Ultium technology. This innovation should reduce battery costs by about 60 percent and help lower the starting prices of the EVs, making them more attainable options for shoppers on a budget.

The second generation of the Ultium battery packs have also doubled energy density and could give upcoming models an impressive driving range of up to 450 miles on a single charge.* This means that you may be able to take small road trips and drive to and from work without having to worry about finding a charging station.

We at Quirk Chevrolet of Bangor look forward to adding new EVs to our dealership. Whether you’re looking for a battery-powered or gas-powered vehicle, be sure to check out our current inventory.

*GM estimated. EPA estimates not available. Vehicle range may vary based on several factors, including temperatures, terrain, battery age, and vehicle use and maintenance.

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The 2022 Cadillac V-Series will Feature Magnesium Wheels

Cadillac V-Series | Bangor, ME

Still primarily known for outfitting vehicles with the most luxurious appointments possible, Cadillac has recently made waves in the automotive world by branching out into previously uncharted territory with its race-ready V-series Blackwing vehicles. In the automaker’s most recent game-changing move, Cadillac just announced that the new 2022 CT4-V and CT5-V will come with optional magnesium wheels.

Professional auto racers have been using magnesium wheels for well over half a century due to their extremely useful combined high-strength, low-weight properties. Per Cadillac, the material was chosen for the next-gen V-series vehicles because “magnesium wheels help reduce mass at the center, allowing for more flexibility with the spoke design and better shock/vibration absorbance.”

Though the wheels are not expected to look much different than the current wheel options available for V-series Blackwing vehicles, those in-the-know can look for a small “Mg” emblem stamped on the wheel as a tell. While the material is far less popular today than it was earlier in the 20th century, true General Motors enthusiasts will know that this is not GM’s first foray into the world of magnesium wheels; the automaker actually offered similar wheels for the fifth generation of the Corvette until 2001.

The official unveiling of the 2022 Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing is not expected until spring, so stay tuned to Quirk Cadillac of Bangor’s blog for updates.

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