As you may remember, GM is gradually releasing radios to compete with the Ford Sync.
It will begin with the recent Chevy Volt and its MyLink radio with Pandora/Stitcher and voice control. That radio will also be soon be available in the 2012 Chevy Equinox.
Next several Buick and GMC 2012 models will get a version of the same radio under a different name– IntelliLink.
The Cadillac radio will offer features similar to the IntelliLink radio only better, says the blog. And the new Caddy radio will one-up those from other leading luxury cars, sources who have tested the beta radio told GM Authority.
“BMW’s iDrive, Audi’s MMI, and Mercedes-Benz’s Command systems ‘don’t hold a candle’ to what Caddy will offer,” the blog’s sources said.
Okay, there’s really no specifics offered here, but it does make sense that GM is not going to leave Cadillac radios in the dark ages.
By the 2013 model year, all Buicks are expected to offer the Pandora IntelliLink radios, and with this report on Cadillac, we might expect that the 2013 model year will see GM getting aggressive in its answer to the Ford Sync.
Features of the Buick GMC IntelliLink/ Chevy MyLink include email and texting control from the radio, Pandora, Stitcher, stereo Bluetooth, USB, and voice control. The first Buick and GMC models to get the radio are the 2012 Buick LaCrosse, Regal, Verano, and GMC Terrain.
“About 70 percent of all new car buyers want some form of connectivity,” said a GM executive director, Micky Bly back in April. –Bill D.
Source: GM Authority