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.

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