General Motors to Shut Down Cadillac Subscription Service by Yearend

General Motors Co. is reportedly hitting the pause button on its vehicle-subscription service, Book by Cadillac after launching nearly two years ago in Los Angeles, Dallas, and New York. A GM spokesman confirmed the OEM plans to shut down the service by yearend, the Wall Street Journal reported. However, there is still a chance that […]

Costco Holiday Sales Event Adds More Incentive This Year

Costco has tacked on $500 rebates to its annual auto program holiday sales event announced last week. As in previous years, the retailer has partnered with General Motors to offer members discounts on new and leased 2018 and 2019 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac models. Qualifying models are eligible for the discount until Jan. 2, […]

5 Subscription Services Ushering New Ownership Models

Traditionally, there have been two ways of owning a vehicle: buying one or leasing one. But now you can subscribe to one. Riding on the subscription craze that has engulfed e-commerce for some time (think beauty and lifestyle subscriptions boxes, razor blade subscriptions, and entertainment streaming services), the automotive world is starting to catch up. […]

Breaking Tradition: How Mobility is Forcing Captives to Rethink Insurance

There is a horror story floated by captives and whispered by worst-case scenario conspiracy theorists in which rideshare drivers lease vehicles, get into a car wreck, and their insurance doesn’t cover commercial activity, leaving the captive stuck with both the damages and a delinquent borrower. These claims aren’t totally unsubstantiated. Services such as Uber and […]

Top Autonomous Tech Trends via JD Power Exec

Trust will be the single biggest factor in the deployment of autonomous vehicles on public roads, Kristin Kolodge, executive director of driver interaction and human machine interface at J.D. Power told Mobility Buzz. “This is going to mean that what we can do as an industry, is to increase the awareness about what this technology can […]

In Cadillac Price Drop, the Limits of Incentives Surface

Carmakers don’t just drop their prices. A lower price — as compared to increased incentives — has all sorts of negative ramifications, including to the marque’s brand. So why did General Motors this week choose to drop prices on its Cadillac CTS sedan, GM’s premium vehicle, no less? The answer reveals the bright line of the […]

Cadillac Takes Manhattan

General Motors Co. announced yesterday that it will establish Cadillac as a “separate business entity” and move its headquarters to a building in lower Manhattan. This follows the July appointment of Johan De Nysschen as Cadillac’s new president, having poached De Nysschen from Infiniti.