I wouldn’t purchase a GM product, evah. Screw you, Pres 0.
Buick is already a big deal in China so why is this woman prattling on about a very expensive and time-consuming effort to build European cred before Cadillac would be accepted there? Market it as a super-premium Buick and don’t let those who buy it on that basis down.
GM also already has numerous brands in the European market as well. Sounds like they’ve managed to damage Opel somehow, when not so long ago it was a credible mid-level executive car.
I had such high hopes for GM prior to the bailout when Bob Lutz was there, he was a car guy, product was looking better and better, the bean counters and the dingbat diveristy-hire brand manager mentality were on the wane.
He’s gone and they’re back doing what they’ve done for decades to put GM where it is today, I guess.
When Japan started making cars that lasted, where Quality just wasn't an advertising buzz-word; American motors laughed. They made cars with built-in obsolescence in mind. "Why build a car to last more than 4 years; we want to sell them another car in 4 years!"
They never asked themselves if THEY would prefer a car that lasted 10-15 years for the same money. Turns out the world isn't full of idiots.
I've left American cars; because they deserted me along the side of the road with my Chevy. I have owned 2 Toyota vehicles, both with over 300,000 problem-free miles - I will NEVER go back to American cars.
I don't care if the Toyota costs $50,000 and the American car costs $50 - I don't like being lied to, I don't like being abandoned and I hold a grudge. I will NEVER buy an American car again.
That said ... the NEW American car company - Elio Motors (www.eliomotors.com) has my attention.
she is going to do for cadillac what that last woman did for oldmobile.
the new S.U.X. from government motors.
I have no idea how well-built new Caddys are, but a friend of mine has one about ten years old and in that time he has never gone 3 months without having to bring the car into the dealership where he bought it new. He is damn lucky he bought the extended warrantee, I am sure they groan when they see in drive in. His latest thing is there’s a leak around the windshield; water has seeped in, stained the headliner, and smells moldy. Neat stuff.
How does Cadillac deliver 2274 cars to Europe while GM only imports 299?
This is the same European market where auto sales declined something like 15% last year?
I saw a Cadillac Escalade on Kreschatic street in Kiev last summer, but I doubt that would impress the Chinese.