The brand has four awards Car of the Year , the first awarded in 1949.
Motor Trend reports that the 2014 CTS sedan Cadillac is the car of the year 2014.
” The all-new 2014 Cadillac CTS won in one of the most competitive segments for a long time because it is the one that best met the main criteria for the award . Our jury was particularly impressed by the nervous powertrains CTS and the perfect balance between smooth ride and sporty handling , “said Ed Loh , editor of Motor Trend magazine .
The program of the Car of the Year by Motor Trend is open to all new or significantly improved vehicles in 2014 . Rather than being compared to each other , vehicles must first undergo performance testing battery Motor Trend to measure acceleration, braking and handling limits .
All candidates are then evaluated on three separate in a professional automotive test center before the finalists are selected channels. Of the 22 models in 2014 , the jury of Motor Trend has selected seven finalists for the car of the year in addition to the Cadillac CTS :
BMW 4 Series
Mercedes -Benz S-Class
Each finalist is then conducted on a real road course that offers various types of surfaces and traffic conditions to evaluate the handling , handling , smoothness and responsiveness of the engine and the gearbox , wind noise and road and ergonomics. In the final evaluation phase of the car of the year , the jury of Motor Trend evaluates and discusses each vehicle in the light of the six key criteria:
Evolution of design – aesthetic exterior and interior design practices, innovative options groups , good selection and use of materials .
Excellence in engineering – design and implementation of vehicle ingenious options , construction and dynamic economically advantageous technologies for the consumer.
Energy Efficiency – low fuel consumption and carbon footprint compared to the competition.
Security – the ability of the vehicle to help the driver avoid a collision , as well as secondary safety measures to protect the occupants in a collision .
Value – competitive price and equipment levels , measured against those of vehicles in the same market segment .
Respect for the role expected – how the vehicle performs the task required by planners, designers and engineers .
After ten full days of testing , driving and deliberation , Motor Trend named the CTS as Car of the Year for the second time in six years. The sedan is at the heart of the midsize segment luxury sedans with extra performance, luxury and sophisticated technologies identified .
“The new 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan displays a refined design , the thrilling performance and advanced technology , said Bob Ferguson, senior vice president , global products Cadillac . Cadillac sales increased worldwide , by improving the credibility of the product and the brand new CTS student to a new level . ”
The 2014 Cadillac CTS is offered with three powertrains . A turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0-liter 272 hp engine is standard and its consumption is estimated at 10.5 / 6.6 L/100 km in the city and on the road . V6 321 hp naturally aspirated is optional . Rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive . Exclusively in the CTS Vsport RWD , we find the new twin-turbo V6 Cadillac 3.6L and 420 hp .
The 2014 CTS is the first Cadillac vehicle to be equipped with the 8-speed automatic transmission brand . Its starting price is $ 50 895, plus transportation costs to $ 1,700 .
Since the first prize of the Car of the Year by Motor Trend went to the Cadillac brand in 1949 , Cadillac has won the title three times – for the complete brand in 1952 , with touring sedan Seville in 1992 and the second-generation CTS sedan in 2008.