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The brand holds four awards Car of the year, including the first awarded in 1949.

Motor Trend announced that the 2014 CTS sedan Cadillac is the car of the year 2014.

"The all-new Cadillac CTS 2014 has wins in one of the most competitive segments for a very long time because it is the one that best meets the main criteria of the price. Our jury was particularly impressed by the nervous powertrains CTS and its perfect balance between smooth ride and sporty maneuverability, "stated Ed Loh, editor in chief of Motor Trend magazine.

The program of the car of the year Motor Trend is open to all 2014 new or significantly improved vehicles. Rather than being compared to one another, vehicles must first undergo performance testing battery Motor Trend has to measure acceleration, braking and maneuverability limits.

All candidates are then evaluated on three separated circuits in a professional before the finalists will be selected auto test center. Of the 22 models in 2014, the jury of Motor Trend chose seven finalists for Car of the year in addition to the Cadillac CTS:

BMW Serie 4

Chevrolet Corvette

Jaguar F-Type

Kia Forte

Mazda3

Mazda6

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Each finalist is then conducted on a real road course which provides various types of surfaces and traffic conditions to evaluate the handling, the maneuverability, the smoothness and nervousness of the engine and the gearbox, wind noise and road and ergonomics. At the final assessment of the car of the year phase, the jury Motor Trend evaluates and discusses each vehicle in the light of six key criteria:

Evolution of design - outside aesthetic and style inside copies of innovative options groups; good selection and use of materials.

Excellence in engineering - design and execution of the vehicle, ingenious options; construction and dynamic; favorable economic technologies for the consumer.

Energy Efficiency - low fuel consumption and carbon footprint relative 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 the role planned - was how well the vehicle realizes the task planned by planners, designers and engineers.

Completes after ten days of testing, driving and deliberations, Motor Trend has designated the CTS as car of the year for the second time in six years. The sedan is at the heart of the intermediate segment of luxury sedans with extra performance, luxury over and sophisticated technologies.

"The new Cadillac CTS sedan 2014 displays a heal, the thrilling performance and advanced technology design, stated Bob Ferguson, senior vice president, global products Cadillac. Cadillac sales increased on a global scale, thanks to the improvement of the credibility of the products, and the new pupil CTS brand to a new level. "

2014 Cadillac CTS is offered with three powertrains. A turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0-liter 272 hp engine book series 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 has is available as an option. The rear drive is standard and all-wheel drive. Exclusively in Vsport CTS RWD, we find the new V6 twin-turbo Cadillac 3.6L and 420 hp.

CTS 2014 is also the first vehicle to be equipped with Cadillac automatic box has 8 speeds the brand. Its starting price is $ 50,895 plus freight destined to $ 1,700.

Since the first price of the car of the year Motor Trend has been awarded 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.

For more information about the price, selection process and aspirants, see the January issue of Motor Trend, visit www.motortrend.com site and search hashtags # MTCOTY, and # # Cadillac CTS on Twitter Instagram and Facebook.

Source: GM

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