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57 years anniversary celebration

Velde Ford in Pekin, IL is Proud to Celebrate Our 57th Year in Business! All Thanks to YOU!

Since opening our doors in 1957, Velde Ford has proudly served the Pekin community. During this time, we have been humbled by the continued business of our Ford customers – many of which return to us time and time again! It is these loyal customers that we have to thank for our success.

To learn more about how Velde Ford came to be and why we remain dedicated to our Ford customers, click the link below.

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Your Velde Ford Dealership Offering New or Used Cars and Great Customer Service

Although Velde Ford is proud the offer a great inventory of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers, we believe the thing that sets us apart from others is our fantastic customer service.

Throughout the entire Ford car buying process, we will remain committed to your complete satisfaction. After all, Velde Ford believes we are in the business of making lifelong friends as opposed to simply selling a car or truck and sending you on your way.

To learn more about our company culture and why Velde Ford is so unlike any Ford dealership you’ve ever visited, click the link.

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A Letter From Tim Saurs, President & General Manager of Velde Ford in Pekin, IL

As the owner of Velde Ford, I am extremely proud of my employees and their dedication to our customers. My father and Lynn founded this dealership on the idea that the customer’s satisfaction comes before the sale of the vehicle. I am proud to carry out this belief at Velde Ford today.

We believe our customer’s satisfaction should be our number one priority. It is because of this belief that we strive to provide unparalleled customer service. Only at Velde Ford will you be treated with such care and attention.

I guarantee you’ll enjoy your time spent at Velde Ford. When you stop by our dealership in Pekin, IL, please don’t hesitate to introduce yourself and say ‘hello’ to my family and myself.

I look forward to seeing you at Velde Ford soon.

We're Excited To Introduce In 2015 The Velde Automotive Lease Experience

Leasing New Ford Vehicles with the Velde Automotive Lease Experience | Coming in Spring 2015

At Velde Ford, we are changing the Ford leasing experience and making it more enjoyable and beneficial to our customers. We offer unparalleled customer service, great Ford leasing deals, and knowledgeable Ford representatives that are on hand to walk you through the entire Ford leasing process.

To learn more about the Velde Automotive Lease Experience at Velde Ford in Pekin, IL – coming in Spring of 2015 – click the button below!

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At Velde Ford, we are dedicated to providing you with a great experience – no matter the reason for your visit!

If you’re here for car or truck service, we encourage you to take advantage of our Velde Ford Service Center. We are proud of our ASE Certified Service Technicians and their ability to work quickly and efficiently.

Additionally, our Velde Ford Collision Center is full of experts that can take your totaled car and make it look like new once again.

No matter the service you require – oil change, tire rotation, full body repair – we are happy to serve you. We service all makes and models, both foreign and domestic. So please don’t hesitate to bring your car or truck to Velde Ford today!

We are proud to be the Ford dealership of choice for the Pekin, IL community. In addition to Pekin, we happily serve customers from Peoria, Tremont, Morton, Bartonville, Washington, Peoria Heights, East Peoria, Bellevue, Marquette Heights, Creve Coeur, and Canton.

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2015 Cadillac CTS Earns 5-Star Safety Rating from NHTSA - 12/17/2014

2015 Cadillac CTS Earns 5-Star Safety Rating from NHTSA
PEKIN, Illi. - Crafted from pure excellence, not a single detail of the 2015 Cadillac CTS was overlooked by designers and engineers. From its signature LED lighting to an ultra-high-strength steel foundation, the 2015 CTS provides customers with new characteristics and options that enhance their overall experience out on the road. With all of these exciting additions, Cadillac was sure to put a great deal of their focus on equipping the CTS with top notch safety features. 

Cadillac's attention to detail certainly paid off because the 2015 Cadillac CTS earned a 5-star safety rating from NHTSA! The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave Cadillac's rear and all-wheel drive CTS models perfect five star scores in the front, side, and rollover crash tests. How did the 2015 Cadillac CTS do it? All thanks to its traction control, anti-lock brake systems, 10 standard airbags, and optional Driver Awareness package with Lane Change Alert and Lane Keep Assist. 

Safe, stylish, and reliable, the Cadillac brand offers everything a driver could ever need out on the road. You can get behind the wheel of your very own Cadillac with help from Velde Cadillac Buick GMC! At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

Visit our websites: VeldeGM.com and VeldeFordPekin.com

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Ford SYNC® 3 Enhances How Customers Stay Connected on the Road - 12/15/2014

Ford SYNC® 3 Enhances How Customers Stay Connected on the Road
PEKIN, Illi. - Last week, Ford Motor Company introduced SYNC® 3 to the world - a faster, more intuitive, and easier to use communication and entertainment system. Ford SYNC® 3 Enhances How Customers Stay Connected on the Road by providing drivers with more conversational voice recognition technology, a smartphone-like touch screen, and easy-to-read graphics.

Ford took a customer-centric approach when developing the SYNC 3 system. After sifting through 22,000 customer comments and suggestions, insights from research clinics, market surveys, and tech industry benchmarking, Ford Motor Company was able to rebuild a system that improves connectivity and gives customers what they want most.

While SYNC 3 is intended for hands-free use, the all-new touch screen provides customers with a similar experience to that of a smartphone or tablet. The screen now has a quicker response to touch, voice commands, and smartphone-like gestures like pinch-to-zoom and swipe. SYNC 3 has reduced on-screen complexity and itemized the control options that drivers use the most - Navigation, Audio, and Phone. Not only does reducing the amount of things on the screen make control easier, it also reduces the number of times a driver will need to glance at the screen.


Ford SYNC® 3 Enhances How Customers Stay Connected on the Road


The next-generation system has also mitigated the voice command process for users. When using SYNC 3, users can simply say something as vague as "play <song, artist, or album>" and the system automatically prompts to play that song, artist, or album. SYNC 3 is also equipped to better understand how consumers refer to businesses and points of interest. Drivers do not have to know the exact name; they can simply search "Detroit Airport" rather than using the official name "Detroit Metropolitan Airport".

Ford SYNC® 3 Enhances How Customers Stay Connected on the Road by improving the way customers connect their smartphones to their vehicle. AppLink is now faster and more responsive than ever before, making it easier for drivers to access their apps. All in all, SYNC 3's enhancements will make for a top-notch, user-friendly experience for Ford customers.


Ford SYNC® 3 Enhances How Customers Stay Connected on the Road


SYNC 3 will begin to arrive on new vehicles next year! If you can barely wait to take advantage of all that Ford SYNC has to offer, stop by Velde Ford and check out the 2015 Ford Fiesta or 2015 Ford TaurusAt Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

Visit our websites: VeldeGM.com and VeldeFordPekin.com

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Recent Testing Shows Ford EcoBoost Police Interceptor Remains as the Top Performer - 12/09/2014

Recent Testing Shows Ford EcoBoost Police Interceptor Remains as the Top Performer
PEKIN, Illi. - The best-selling police vehicle since 1996 lives on and continued to blow its competitors out of the water during recent accelerating testings conducted by both the Michigan State Police and Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. The EcoBoost®-powered interceptor took all of its contenders by storm, out-accelerating every one of the all-new V8-equipped utility and base V6-powered sedans. 

Recent testing has shown that the 2015 Ford EcoBoost Police Interceptor remains as the top performer in its segment. After being tested by the Michigan State Police, the all-wheel drive 2015 Ford Police Interceptor proved to be the fastest of the fast. The sedan posted a 0-60 mph time of 5.85 seconds, compared to the 6.31 seconds for the another 5.7-liter V8 sedan with all-wheel drive. Ford's 2015 Police Interceptor also beat a competing 6.0-liter V8-equipped sedan, reaching 0-60 mph in only 6.17 seconds.

If you can believe it, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department testing results were even more dominate! Even after the department conducted testing with a "key on and drive" policy for the first time - which means the stability and traction control settings were in default mode just as when the vehicles are initially turned on - the Ford Interceptor came out on top. The sedan repeatedly earned the quickest-accelerating results, reaching 0-60 mph in only 5.9 seconds. Ford's Interceptor not only smoked its competition, but even beat all of the V6-powered base model sedans.

After 17 consecutive years of segment sales leadership and recent testing showing the 2015 Ford EcoBoost Police Interceptor remains as the top performer, we can only assume that the sedan will continue to be a leader in the market.

You too can get behind the wheel of one of the best vehicles in the industry! From the 2014 Ford Edge to the 2015 Ford Explorer, there is something for everyone at Velde Ford. At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

Visit our websites: VeldeGM.com and VeldeFordPekin.com

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HUGE Savings on 2014 Cadillacs at Velde Cadillac Buick GMC! - 12/08/2014

PEKIN, Illi. - You've heard about them, read about them, and dreamed about them. Cadillac's 2014 lineup has been nothing short of spectacular and now with the final weeks of the year upon us, we thought it was only appropriate to help you end the year in a BIG way. This month we are offering HUGE savings on 2014 Cadillacs at Velde Cadillac Buick GMC!

If you have had thoughts about getting behind the wheel of the 2014 Cadillac CTS, ATS, or XTS, now is the time to do it! Each of these models feature a striking design both inside and out and contain some of the most advanced technology to enhance your overall safety, convenience, and entertainment. By offering customers an exhilarating performance level and three top-notch powertrain options, the Cadillac CTS, ATS, and XTS have undoubtably taken the benchmark for luxury sport sedans to an entirely new level. 

HUGE Savings on 2014 Cadillacs at Velde Cadillac Buick GMC!

HUGE Savings on 2014 Cadillacs at Velde Cadillac Buick GMC!

HUGE Savings on 2014 Cadillacs at Velde Cadillac Buick GMC!

If you are ready to take advantage of the HUGE savings on 2014 Cadillacs at Velde Cadillac Buick GMC, start shopping from the comfort of your own home by viewing our inventory at VeldeGM.com

At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

Visit our websites: VeldeGM.com and VeldeFordPekin.com

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Is Your Vehicle Winter Ready? - 12/03/2014

Is Your Vehicle Winter Ready?
PEKIN, Illi. - Alright, so we technically haven't had our "first day of winter" just yet. However, that doesn't mean we shouldn't prepare ourselves AND our vehicles, right? We have had a taste of the snow and the cold already, but before we completely dive into the brutal months that lie ahead, we have to ensure that our vehicles are primped, packed, and ready to go!

Now we have to ask, is your vehicle winter ready? If not, don't stress! We have a great checklist for you to use to prepare for anything that Old Man Winter may have in store ––

  • Purchase new windshield wiper blades and refill your washer fluid. Your windshield is prone to ice, snow, and slush during this time of the year. Keep your vehicle at its best and you'll have a crystal clear view!
  • Line the floor of your vehicle with rubber mats. Not only will they keep moisture out of your carpet, but they help to prevent those terrible white salt stains. 
  • Check those lights. Alright, so this may seem like common sense, but many times this tends to slip people's minds. Since our days are getting shorter (and darker), ensure that all of your lights are in prime condition and working properly.
  • Really, we are not trying to be pessimistic, but this time of the year we all need to look at the tank as half empty. Below zero temperatures and a low fuel tank are not a good mix and can cause your gas tank to freeze up! No one wants to run out of fuel in the dead of winter, do they?
  • So if you do happen to forget our previous tip and you end up stranded out in the cold, we suggest that you keep a Winter Safety Kit in your vehicle at all times. This should include things like a first-aid kit, a blanket, flashlight with extra batteries, non-perishable snacks like granola bars, booster cables, and a windshield scraper.
  • You can also keep your vehicle winter ready by taking it in for regular routine maintenance at the Velde Ford or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC Service Center. With the help of our technicians, your vehicle will continue to run at its best all winter long! 

At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

Visit our websites: VeldeGM.com and VeldeFordPekin.com

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Santa Claus Approved Christmas Cookie Recipes - 12/02/2014

PEKIN, Illi. - Let the countdown to Christmas begin! With only 24 days left to check everything off of our holiday to-do list, we realized that the last thing we want is to run out of time before we are able to enjoy all that this season has to offer. One of our favorite holiday activities that we always make time for? Baking festive treats for ole' St. Nick, of course!  

Think about it: Santa travels around the world to visit hundreds of thousands of children in one single night and has A TON of cookies to taste! If you want your Christmas treats to stand out from the rest of the crowd's, check out our list of Santa Claus Approved Christmas Cookie Recipes: 

Santa Claus Approved Christmas Cookie Recipes

The Best Soft Gingerbread Cookies
One warning about these gingerbread cookies: be prepared to make two batches. You will definitely want one to share with others and one to keep for yourself, haha!
Santa Claus Approved Christmas Cookie Recipes

A few special ingredients in this dough ensure that you get a flawless cookie cut-out every single time.
Santa Claus Approved Christmas Cookie Recipes

Peppermint Topped Brownies
We know these technically aren't cookies, but they looked way too delicious not to share with you all! Peppermint + chocolate = one delectable combination. 
Santa Claus Approved Christmas Cookie Recipes


You couldn't pack any more flavor into this recipe! Chocolate, peanut butter, caramel, and toffee; what more could you need?
Santa Claus Approved Christmas Cookie Recipes

These Italian cookies pair perfectly with a hot cup of coffee after dinner. 
Santa Claus Approved Christmas Cookie Recipes

This cookie is super soft and full of peppermint flavor, making it the ideal holiday treat!
Santa Claus Approved Christmas Cookie Recipes

Who doesn't love a rich, chocolately glass of hot cocoa? Now you can turn a classic winter beverage into a scrumptious Christmas cookie!
Santa Claus Approved Christmas Cookie Recipes

Velde Autos would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! If a new car is on your wish list this year, let the experts at either of our dealerships help you find the perfect vehicle that will meet all of your driving needs!

At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

Visit our websites: VeldeGM.com and VeldeFordPekin.com


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Black Friday Deals at Velde Cadillac Buick GMC! - 11/24/2014

Black Friday Deals at Velde Cadillac Buick GMC!
PEKIN, Illi. - Who wants to wake up at the crack of dawn after a day full of indulging? We sure don't! We decided that there is no better time than the present to offer Black Friday Deals at Velde Cadillac Buick GMC! You can drive off of our lot in a brand-new Buick LaCrosse, Buick Verano, Buick Regal, or GMC Sierra and receive 20% MSRP cash back! To view our select inventory, visit VeldeGM.com. Be sure to act fast; this offer won't last long!

At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Black Friday Deals at Velde Ford! - 11/24/2014

Black Friday Deals at Velde Ford
PEKIN, Illi. - Picture this: after spending the entire day talking to all of your relatives, you wake up from a turkey and stuffing induced coma to a buzzing alarm clock at 6am. Your body is saying "let me sleep in" while your head is saying "I want a Black Friday deal". What to do, what to do? Well, we are telling you to go ahead and plan on hitting the snooze button because you can get amazing Black Friday Deals at Velde Ford ALL MONTH LONG!

With the Black Friday Deals at Velde Ford, not only can you drive off of our lot in a brand-new Ford at an incredible price, but you can also take advantage of our Black Friday Service Specials! That's right, we will get you into a new vehicle AND we will help you take care of it without breaking the bank! From a $69.95 Winter Alignment to a new set of brakes for $169.95, you won't find Black Friday deals like this any where else! 


Black Friday Deals at Velde Ford

At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

Visit our websites: VeldeGM.com and VeldeFordPekin.com

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Best Travel Times for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving - 11/24/2014

Best Travel Times for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving
PEKIN, Illi. - It is no secret that Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel times of the year, which definitely creates the potential for headaches and delays. According to AAA, this year there will be an estimated 46.3 million Americans out on the road heading to and from their Thanksgiving feasts! No one wants to start off the holiday in a bad mood, which is why we thought we would share Google's Best Travel Times for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving.

The experts at Google recently released some new Thanksgiving traveling tips after monitoring the traffic conditions from the past two years. Fortunately, they discovered a few methods that will help you to avoid some of the congestion out on the roads!

Best Travel Times for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

  • If at all possible, avoid making travel plans for Wednesday. According to Google's data, it is the absolute worst day of the week to travel before Thanksgiving, specifically between 3pm and 5pm! If your plans require you to travel on Wednesday, try to leave earlier or later.
  • If you are headed to a new place for the first time, be prepared with directions from more than one source (Google maps, MapQuest, and/or a GPS). Don't put all of the pressure on Siri!
  • It is highly suggested that you schedule your travels for Thursday. Thanksgiving tends to be the day with the least amount of traffic all week! Since typical Turkey Day feasts take place between 12 and 2pm, you will be less likely to run into any traffic if you hit the road during this time.
  • You're probably thinking you can beat traffic by heading home on Saturday. Unfortunately, this idea runs through just about every other Turkey Day traveler's head. Traffic can be up to 40% worse on Saturday, so spend a little extra time with the family and head back home on Sunday.

Best Travel Times for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

If you are staying around the Pekin area this weekend, stop by either of our dealerships for some incredible Black Friday deals! At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

Visit our websites: VeldeGM.com and VeldeFordPekin.com

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Join Velde Cadillac Buick GMC in Supporting the Children's Home Association of Illinois in Peoria! - 11/18/2014

Join Velde Cadillac Buick GMC in Supporting the Children's Home Association of Illinois in Peoria!
PEKIN, Illi. - 'Tis the season to be jolly and spread Christmas cheer around our local community! As long-time supporters of the Children's Home Association of Illinois in Peoria, we are asking our friends and neighbors to join us in helping thousands of local children and families this holiday season. 

Velde Cadillac Buick GMC has been a proud supporter of the Children's Home for more than 20 years. Every year during the holiday season, we gather new toys, winter outerwear, food and personal care items to donate to the thousands of children the Children's Home cares for each month.  With the help and generosity of our friends and neighbors, we can brighten the holiday season for even more children and families within our local community!

This year you can join Velde Cadillac Buick GMC in supporting the Children's Home Association of Illinois in Peoria by dropping off a donation to our showroom. Any size donation is greatly appreciated! The Children's Home prefers donated items to be unused and in their original packaging. They ask that the toys be age appropriate and non-violent.  Below are some suggested items to donate:  
  • Puzzles/board games
  • Books (children to pre-teen)
  • Soccer ball, football, basketball
  • Toy cars or trucks
  • Dolls & accessories
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, soap
  • Winter coats, snow pants, hats, scarves, gloves, boots, socks (size ranging from small children to teenagers)
We do hope you join us in supporting the Children's Home Association of Illinois in Peoria! We will be accepting donations through the week of December 15th. For more information about the Children's Home,  please visit their website http://www.chail.org.

At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

Visit our websites: VeldeGM.com and VeldeFordPekin.com

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Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes - 11/17/2014

PEKIN, Illi. - It's almost time to gobble until you wobble! With Thanksgiving on the brain, we thought it was time we turn to Pinterest for some scrumptious recipes to add to our holiday menu. Since our screen was just flooded with dozens of delicious dishes, we decided to narrow it down to a list of recipes that we believe are the best of the best!  

From tasty twists on some of our holiday favorites to a few new mouth-watering combinations, we are sure this list contains a side dish suggestion that will satisfy any one of your guest's taste buds. Now it is time to decide which of these Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes will round out your turkey day feast ––

Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes

Remember you can find these Must-Try Thanksgiving Dinner Side Dishes plus everything from holiday decorating tips to gift ideas on our Pinterest page!

We have a great idea for a stocking stuffer! How about the keys to a beautiful new vehicle from Velde Autos? Visit either of our dealerships for incredible deals on your favorite Ford, Cadillac, Buick, and GMC vehicles! At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

Visit our websites: VeldeGM.com and VeldeFordPekin.com

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OnStar 4G LTE Named "Best of What's New" by Popular Science - 11/12/2014

OnStar 4G LTE Named "Best of What's New" by Popular Science
PEKIN, Illi. - Their commitment to remain a platform for future innovations certainly paid off as OnStar took home Popular Science's top honor. OnStar 46 LTE was named "Best of What's New" by Popular Science; an award that is given to leaders who are revolutionary in their field. When OnStar announced early this year that it would be shifting their connection from a 2G cellular to high-speed 4G LTE, Popular Science knew that connectivity would never be the same.

If you haven't experienced it already on one of the 30 fully equipped 2015 Buick, GMC, or Cadillac models, OnStar 4G LTE provides vehicles with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot and an entirely new set of advisor services. With a stronger signal than ever, customers can ensure they will have a fast and reliable connection no matter where they may be traveling. This incredible technology also allows for customers to connect up to seven devices to the vehicle as well as use simultaneous voice and data. 

For the last 27 years Popular Science has recognized some of the most impactful innovations out there; which is why it should come as no surprise that among thousands of entrants, the revolutionary OnStar 4G LTE was named the "Best of What's New". The editor-in-chief of Popular Science, Cliff Ransom, revealed that the magazine chooses to honor the innovations that will positively influence our world and challenge people's views of what is possible in the future. 

You too can enjoy all of the incredible features that OnStar 4G LTE has to offer with a vehicle from Velde Cadillac Buick GMC! At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

Visit our websites: VeldeGM.com and VeldeFordPekin.com

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2015 Mustang GT "King Cobra" Package Unveiled at SEMA Show - 11/10/2014

2015 Mustang GT "King Cobra" Package Unveiled at SEMA Show
PEKIN, Illi. - A lot of things went down at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas last week. Some of the industry's biggest leaders were revealing the most impressive concept vehicles of all time; topping one idea after the next. Ford Motor Company was no exception with Ford Racing's debut of a thrilling product built exclusively with Ford Racing performance parts. 

The 2015 Mustang Gt "King Cobra" package was unveiled at the SEMA Show last week and gave attendees plenty to talk about. With a name like King Cobra, they should have known that they were in for a product with some serious bite. Ford Racing has been waiting for the opportunity to get their hands on a 2015 Mustang and develop a series of packages that would push it to the limit. As one of Ford Racing's first performance packages available for the 2015 Mustang, it is definitely setting the bar high. The "King Cobra" is equipped with the "Drag Pack", "Handling Pack", and "Super Pack" supercharger kit, helping to produce an insane 600+ horsepower. 

The Drag Pack allows the Mustang put out an optimal amount of power thanks to its heavy-duty half shafts, and a rear-sub frame kit with pre-installed high-performance bushings to improve traction. The Handling Pack lowers the Mustang one inch with front and rear lowering springs and includes a stabilizer bar kit. The cherry on top of this deadly combination is the Super Pack's 2.3L Twin Vortices Series supercharger assembly; a product co-developed and co-branded by Ford Racing and ROUSH Performance.

2015 Mustang GT "King Cobra" Package Unveiled at SEMA Show

The 2015 Mustang GT "King Cobra" Package unveiled at the SEMA Show was built to be a high-performance street-and-drag strip car that can be fully replicated by any Mustang owner with help from Ford Racing's extensive parts catalog. This was one of Ford Racing's main goals. They wanted Mustang owners to be able to open up the Ford Racing parts catalog and have the ability to choose any part that they wanted. Finally, Ford Racing believes that they have created the ultimate package to make this possible - the King Cobra. 

At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

Visit our websites: VeldeGM.com and VeldeFordPekin.com

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2015 GMC Canyon to Offer Four Special Edition Models - 11/06/2014

2015 GMC Canyon to Offer Four Special Edition Models
PEKIN, Illi - Yes, you read that title correctly. The 2015 GMC Canyon will be offering four, yes, FOUR, special edition models and we aren't talking about the typical SLE and SLT trim levels either! General Motors did it with the 2015 GMC Sierra and now they are giving midsize truck customer's four different trim levels to choose from on both the 2015 and 2016 Canyon. 

With some help from dealership sources, GM Authority was able to learn about what each of the 2015 GMC Canyon four special edition models will have to offer! Check them out -

2015 Canyon Denali -  GM Authority's sources have hinted that the all-but-officially-confirmed edition of the 2015 Canyon will offer a similar appearance package to the Sierra Denali. Along with body-color bumpers and mirrors and the signature chrome grille; the Canyon Denali edition is also expected to offer an exclusive powertrain engine

"All Terrain Adventure" 2015 Canyon - This is not the All Terrain model that the Canyon launched during its initial release. This edition of the All Terrain Adventure model will be spicing things up a bit by offering a plethora of new truck-bed accessories, like racks and mounts for bikes or ATVs.

Black-Out "Midnight Edition" 2015 Canyon - Similar to the 2015 GMC Sierra's Elevation trim level, the Canyon's Midnight Edition is expected to black-out everything from the wheels, body-colored grille, and color-keyed door handles, to the mirror caps, side moldings, and the front and rear bumpers. 

Not-Quite-Denali 2015 Canyon SLT "Chrome" Edition -  A name like this pretty much speaks for itself! This model continues to live up to the GM tradition by featuring an abundance of chrome accents. 

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Trio of New EcoBoost Expeditions Revealed at SEMA Show - 11/04/2014

PEKIN, Illi. - A trio of new EcoBoost Expeditions were revealed at the SEMA show in Las Vegas last week, proving that the full-size utility vehicle could be taken to an entirely new level of awesome. New for 2015 are three, one-of-a-kind Ford Expeditions - the Tjin, DUB Magazine, and Vaccar Edition - which have enhanced upon the Expedition's already exceptional foundation of space, performance, and capability.

2015 Ford Expedition by Tjin Edition - 
Staying true to the Expedition's sophisticated roots, the Tjin Edition is meant to showcase the vehicle's capability for towing, daily driving, and its role as the ideal promotional show car. The Tjin Edition has a 365-horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 and six-speed automatic transmission. A charge cooler kit from Vortech Engineering, custom tuneup, side exhausted from MagnaFlow, and high-performance oils and lubricants from Royal Purple help enhance the Tjin Edition's horsepower up to roaring 405!


Trio of New EcoBoost Expeditions Revealed at SEMA Show

2015 Ford Expedition by DUB Magazine - 
DUB Magazine tacked on additional amenities that take the 2015 Ford Expedition to the next level of style and sophistication. Of course the DUB Edition looks fairly special on the outside with the DUB custom badging, tinted windows, and an integrated radar section system. However, inside of the vehicle is where the magic really happens. There is a top-of-the-line multimedia and sound system, a savvy new seat and upholstery design, as well as customizable remote-controlled LED lighting. The rear seating area features multiple monitors, complete with a video gaming system and wireless headphones, that can be viewed at various angles from both inside and outside of the vehicle. 


Trio of New EcoBoost Expeditions Revealed at SEMA Show

2015 Ford Expedition XLT by Vaccar
Vaccar decided to highlight the 2015 Expedition's winter driving capabilities. The exterior of the Expedition was winterized with a custom Vaccar two-tone mountain gray finish, a Vaccar Grill Guardian brush guard bull bar, swivel hooks by Monster Hooks, spring steps and a hitch stop from Go Rhino!, and a Mega Warrior cargo basket from Yakima Products. Snow and ice really do not stand a chance against this bad boy.


Trio of New EcoBoost Expeditions Revealed at SEMA Show

Each of these top industry builders started off with a great foundation of space, performance, and capability and from there were able to create a terrific trio like no other. Expect to hear more about these customized 2015 Ford Expeditions very soon! The trio are currently display at the Las Vegas Convention Center starting today, November 4th, through Friday, November 7th.

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Uncovered 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Caught in Action - 10/29/2014

Uncovered 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Caught in Action
PEKIN, Illi. - Anticipation has been building and rumors have been brewing about the release of Cadillac's next-generaiton CTS-V. The brand has never developed a vehicle quite like the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe before, which is why we could barely contain our excitement when photos were leaked of the twin-turbo bad boy out on the road without a stitch of camouflage. 

An uncovered 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe was caught in action weeks before its expected debut  at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. While spy shots typically feature heavily camouflaged prototypes, these shots of the newest Cadillac ATS-V bare everything from its chrome-framed mesh grille to the reshaped rear bumper with a lip spoiler. Spies are convinced that underneath the ATS-V Coupe's hood, which is topped with heat extractor vents, is a twin-turbo V6 engine. The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe has an aggressive aero kit that is accompanied by side skirts and an upgraded rolling stock with low-profile rubber. After peering through the front windows, spies were able to spot sport bucket seats with slots for racing harnesses. 


Uncovered 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Caught in Action

Uncovered 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Caught in Action

We cannot wait for the rest of the details on the new 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe to be unveiled. Unfortunately until the ATS-V makes its official debut next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show, these spy shots will have to do! Continue to visit us right here on the Velde Voice blog for all upcoming news about the Cadillac ATS-V Coupe!

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Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection Helps Ford Customers Avoid Frontal Crashes - 10/28/2014

Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection Helps Ford Customers Avoid Frontal Crashes
PEKIN, Illi. - Ford is always on a mission to become a leader in innovation and improve their customer's driving experience with the latest and greatest technology. With an incredible track record of some of the most advanced driver-assist features, Ford has found yet another way to raise the bar. 

Debuting on the 2015 Ford Mondeo in Europe later this year is the company's latest pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, which will help customers to avoid frontal crashes. With help from a radar and camera technology that scans the roadway ahead, the Pre-Colliision Assist can help drivers to avoid rear end collisions with other vehicles. If the driver does not respond to the system's warning in time, a full braking force will automatically be applied to help reduce the severity, or even eliminate, some frontal collisions. 

The Pedestrian Detection helps to avoid pedestrians at reduced speeds with a windshield-mounted camera and radar near the bumper. The camera and radar feed the system information that allows it to distinguish the difference between people and normal roadside scenery and objects. Should a pedestrian be detected and a collision is anticipated, the driver will be alerted with an audible and visual warning. If the driver does not respond, the system will reduce the gap between brake pads and discs to improve brake responsiveness. 

Although this system is advanced and extremely beneficial in unexpected situations, it does have limitations during nighttime, low and harsh lighting conditions, vehicle smoking in a different direction, and harsh weather conditions. Ford does not intend for the Pre-Collision Alert with Pedestrian Detection to replace the driver or the need of awareness. We should begin to see this system appear on other Ford and Lincoln products around the world in the upcoming months. 


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Tips for Driving During Deer Season - 10/22/2014

Tips for Driving During Deer Season
PEKIN, Illi. - Oh, deer! It is the most active time of the year for our doe-eyed friends, putting us all at  greater risk for deer related crashes. As we get further into breeding and hunting season, this particular time of the year is exceptionally dangerous for those out on the roads. To help you avoid an unpleasant encounter with a deer, we are here to offer some tips for driving during deer season

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has reported that the likelihood of a person getting into a deadly deer encounter is higher within rural areas and on roads with speed limits of 55 MPH or higher. Regardless of what type of roads you regularly drive on, it is important that you remain extra aware while driving during this time of the season. 


Tips for Driving During Deer Season:



  • Deer are the most active around sunset and sunrise, so it is crucial that you are particularly cautious while driving during these times of the day.
  • Deer travel in groups. This means if you see one, there is probably another one or two nearby.
  • If you are driving while it is dark out and there is no opposing traffic, use your high beams. This will help you to see deer's illuminated eyes or even a dark silhouette on the side of the road. If you happen to spot a deer, slow down immediately!
  • One of the MOST important tips: DO NOT SWERVE to avoid hitting a deer. By swerving you are more likely to create an even more serious accident with another vehicle, tree or other object. If you are about to hit a deer, brake firmly, stay in your lane, hold onto the steering wheel and bring your vehicle to a complete stop.
  • If you are in a deer-vehicle collision, pull off the road and turn on your emergency flashers. Stay in your vehicle and DO NOT attempt to approach the deer. Their hooves are sharp, powerful and very dangerous. Be sure to phone the authorities and contact your insurance agent.
We want to be sure that all of our friends remain safe while driving during deer season. If you are searching for a top-safety vehicle to put your mind at ease, stop by our Velde Ford or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC dealership to see what our inventories have to offer!

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Ford Motor Company & Tweddle Debut New Interactive App for Mustang Owners - 10/20/2014

PEKIN, Illi. - As if the 2015 Ford Mustang hitting showrooms wasn't exciting enough, Ford Motor Company and Tweddle have debuted a new interactive app for Mustang Owners. The application is available for Android and iOS users and can be found in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store by searching "2015 Ford Mustang app".

With help from the Tweddle Group, Ford has developed an innovative approach to help customers maximize the ownership of this iconic vehicle. The Mustang Owner app puts detailed information about the car's features, capabilities and functionality of components right into the hand's of the owner. Drivers will actually be able to scan various interior and exterior shots of the new Ford Mustang to learn about the function of the components. 


Ford Motor Company & Tweddle Debut New Interactive App for Mustang OwnersFord Motor Company & Tweddle Debut New Interactive App for Mustang Owners

Ford has always worked to improve the driver's experience behind the wheel and with Mustang Owner, enthusiasts will have key pieces of owner's guide information available through an easy-to-use application. The app not only contains endless amounts of Mustang-related information, but it also offers fun content like trivia, wallpapers, ringtones and even links to accessories, apparel and social media websites.


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Creative Ways to Decorate Your Pumpkin for Halloween - 10/15/2014

PEKIN, Illi - Alright, we already covered how to add apples and pumpkins into your menu this fall, but with Halloween only being two weeks away we quickly remembered another fun fall activity - PUMPKIN DECORATING! While many people like to stick to their traditional jack-o'-lantern carvings, we thought why not research some ways to spice up our pumpkins a bit? 

Don't worry about searching for new ideas, we have already done all of the hard work for you! Now all you have to do is go through this list of creative ways to decorate your pumpkin for Halloween and choose your favorite! All of these ideas are super simple and are sure to be a great at-home project to do with the kids!


Creative Ways to Decorate Your Pumpkin for Halloween
Creative Ways to Decorate Your Pumpkin for Halloween

There definitely isn't a shortage of candy this time of year, so why not put it to good use? Glue some of your favorite candies onto your pumpkin to make a silly face or a unique design!

Creative Ways to Decorate Your Pumpkin for Halloween

Thumbtacks can be used for more than just hanging notes on your cork board! Use the pins to write out a message or create a decorative pattern on your pumpkin. 

Creative Ways to Decorate Your Pumpkin for Halloween

A little Mod Podge and some festive fabric can turn your pumpkin into a real piece of art! Fabric-covered pumpkins also make for adorable centerpieces! 

Creative Ways to Decorate Your Pumpkin for Halloween

Paint your pumpkin in chalkboard paint to turn into your personal message board!

Creative Ways to Decorate Your Pumpkin for Halloween

Carving a pumpkin has never been so easy! Kids can pick out their favorite cookie cutters and, with your help of course, use a mallet to pound the cookie cutter all the way through the pumpkin's shell. Using a knife, parents can easily carve out their perfectly shaped design and ta-dah!

Creative Ways to Decorate Your Pumpkin for Halloween

Painting your pumpkin is not only a hassle-free project, but is a great way for the kid's to get creative all on their own! Whether they decide to use stencils or paint free-hand, the possibilities are endless!

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The Secret Behind the 2015 Buick Verano's Refined Ride - 10/13/2014

The Secret Behind the 2015 Buick Verano's Refined Ride
PEKIN, Illi. - When it came to improving the ride quality and lessening the amount of sound heard within the cabin of the 2015 Buick Verano, engineers at General Motors decided to make adjustments starting from the ground up - literally. The Secret Behind the 2015 Buick Verano's Refined Ride? Why, it is the tires. After plenty tweaking and tuning, engineers were able to reduce the amount of noise and create a more enjoyable ride for customers by altering the Buick Verano's tires. 

Tires are a little more complex than one would think. Aside from being large chunks of rubber, the tires are made up of dozens of different components, chemicals and compounds that need to work together perfectly in order to deliver the traction, braking safety, fuel economy, tread life and road manners that today's drivers need. This is a hard combination to come by because when  adjusting the tire to accomplish one attribute, it often conflicts with another. 

The Secret Behind the 2015 Buick Verano's Refined Ride So when it came to developing the secret behind the 2015 Buick Verano's Refined Ride, GM engineers needed to be sure that they created a tire that was the ultimate balance of both performance and comfort. After working closely with Continental Tire, Buick was able to create two tire packages for the Verano - a standard 17-inch P225/50R17 and 18-inch P235/45R18. The 17-inch tires forces on delivering low rolling resistance for better fuel economy and the 18-inch are designed to provide exceptional handling and a sportier feel.

Buick's ultimate goal when optimizing a tire is to reduce some cost, complexity or weight some where else within the vehicle while still delivering the ideal level of comfort and capability.

Learn more about the Buick Verano when you visit us at Velde GM! At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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GMC Sierra Denali Shows Pickups Can Be Luxury Vehicles - 10/10/2014

GMC Sierra Denali Shows Pickups Can Be Luxury Vehicles
PEKIN, Illi. -Auto companies are stepping up their game in order to continuously meet every pickup driver's needs. From increasing production to utilizing aluminum-based materials, companies have been really outdoing themselves in order to take the lead in this segment of the auto industry. So, what sets GMC apart from the rest? Why a dash of capability and a dose of luxury, of course.

The GMC Sierra Denali shows that pickups can be luxury vehicles by combining top of the line technical gadgets with tons of power and capability. Paired inside of the Sierra is a 6.6L V8 Duramax diesel engine with a 6-speed Allison Transmission, providing truck lovers with 765 lb. of torque AND 397 horsepower. With help from this dynamic duo under the hood, the pickup also has the ability to tow up to 13,000 pounds.


GMC Sierra Denali Shows Pickups Can Be Luxury Vehicles

Now, let's talk about the luxury that can be seen with the naked eye. Inside of the 2015 Sierra Denali, customers will find an extremely spacious cab with heated/air condition seats, driver-friendly safety features like lane departure warning that vibrates the driver's seat, turn-by-turn navigation and 4G LTE WiFi capabilities. GMC understands that many customers will be using this truck for work purposes, so they jazzed up the center console with tons of storage space and added a power panel that includes USE ports, 12-volt ports and a standard electrical outlet.


GMC Sierra Denali Shows Pickups Can Be Luxury Vehicles

The GMC Sierra Denali shows that pickups can be luxury vehicles by providing customers with an unbeatable trio of toughness, capability and technology. Take the 2015 Sierra Denali for a test drive today at Velde GM! At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde Cadillac Buick GMC is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Roush Reveals First Take on 2015 Ford Mustang - 10/07/2014

Roush Reveals First Take on 2015 Ford Mustang
PEKIN, Illi. - After Hennessey and Saleen revealed their plans for Ford Motor Company's latest muscle car, we should have known it wouldn't have been too much longer until Roush joined in on the fun. Roush is known for its ability to bring improved handling and bodywork to several other Ford Mustangs and of course the 2015 Ford Mustang is no exception.

Roush reveals their first take on the 2015 Ford Mustang, which includes several different stages of tune for the car. These stages are split into RS, RS1, RS2 and RS3 packages; something Roush fans are already very familiar with. Every package will feature a new body kit complete with a new grille, front bumper, truck lid spoiler and rear diffuser. Roush is also offering plenty of exterior options which include side quarter window, body side and hood scoops as well as a quad-tip performance exhaust system on the RS1 and RS2 package. 


Roush Reveals First Take on 2015 Ford Mustang

We can except some impressive enhancements from Roush's RS, RS1 and RS2 packages on the 2015 Mustang V-6, Mustang EcoBoost and Mustang GT models. Although major power train upgrades will not be available, you can still expect an impressive 435 horsepower with the RS2's 5.0-liter V-8, 310 hp for the RS1's 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder; and 300 hp for the RS's 3.7-liter V-6. At this point there are not many details on the RS3 package because its use of a supercharger requires additional tuning. 

Along with Roush revealing their first take on the 2015 Ford Mustang, they also presented the public with the pricing for the various packages. The RS upgrade starts at $4,495, $5,895 for the RS1 and $8,495 for the RS2. All packages are covered by Roush's 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. 

To learn more about the Ford Mustang, visit our Velde Ford dealership! At Velde Autos, we are committed to providing our customers with an unbeatable level of service and a great car buying experience. Feel free to visit either of our dealerships, Velde Ford located at 2200 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554 or Velde GM is located at 2220 North 8th Street, Pekin, IL 61554.

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Scrumptious Fall-Inspired Recipes to Try This Season - 10/02/2014

PEKIN, Illi. - In light of the year's most colorful season, we took to Pinterest to find some ways to bring autumn into the kitchen. It is no secret that just about everything contains apples or pumpkins this time of year, but what most people don't realize is that are virtually ENDLESS options for skinny eats AND indulgent treats. We thought we would save you some time by creating a list of scrumptious fall-inspired recipes to try this season

Scrumptious Fall-Inspired Recipes to Try This Season
Skinny Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Scrumptious Fall-Inspired Recipes to Try This Season
 Pumpkin Pie Dip

Scrumptious Fall-Inspired Recipes to Try This Season
Cinnamon Caramel Apple Energy Balls

Scrumptious Fall-Inspired Recipes to Try This Season
Apple Cider Floats

Scrumptious Fall-Inspired Recipes to Try This Season
Apple Chips

Scrumptious Fall-Inspired Recipes to Try This Season
Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte

Scrumptious Fall-Inspired Recipes to Try This Season
5-Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

Do you have any other scrumptious fall-inspired recipes we should try this season? Share them with us by commenting below! Also, don't forget to head to our Pinterest page for more fall-spiration!

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Cadillac Announces Top-End Cadillac CT6 - 09/29/2014

Cadillac Announces Top-End Cadillac CT6
PEKIN, Illi. - Cadillac is preparing to bring a dynamic and technologically advanced sedan to the market in late-2015. Last week Cadillac announced their plans for the top-end Cadillac CT6, a model derived from the Cadillac CTS that will be accompanying an elite group of top-class luxury cars.

The company is kicking things up a notch with this new model, which will be a step above both the CTS and XTS product lines. Amongst all of the other top-level luxury sedans, the Cadillac CT6 is sure to be the lightest and most agile. Cadillac engineers have been working vigorously to combine only the best and most efficient components for each area of this vehicle. The Cadillac CT6 is currently in development stages, but will be featuring lightweight materials as well as a new body construction technique that will reduce fuel consumption while simultaneously improving driving dynamics and safety.  

The top-end Cadillac CT6 acquired its name from its use of the CTS centerpiece carline - which currently holds the titles of "Motor Trend Car of the Year 2014", "Road & Track's Best Luxury Sedan" and "Car and Driver's "10Best". The name also represents an upcoming shift in simplifying the naming of future Cadillac models. "CT" will be used for car models and the number will indicate the size and position of the cars hierarchy of Cadillac models.

The Cadillac CT6 will be manufactured in Detroit in the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2015. 

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