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Not sure that will do much for sales.

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Is nice to see Cadillac starting a plan to regaing sales volume. The CUVs will give them the volume they need.
Lincoln is doing that rigth now...

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swipred from MechEng @ GMI

Autoline: Interview with Mark Reuss

Some of the topics:
GM's mentality shift
NAIAS
Chevy Volt
Tesla
Fuel Cells - Honda
Supplier Relations
Recalls and stop sales
Cadillac move to NY


unseen by me yet - feel free to add a direct/embedded YouTube link...

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Watched it this morning; my thoughts/comments.

He pretty-much confirmed GM needs more engineering staff. - His comment about not focusing on existing models, and deciding to shift engineering focus on future products.

As if engineering wasn’t working on future products before? - This may mean quicker re-freshes, something we’ve been promised for years, but also means an increased number of the simple improvements/fixes on existing models will be ignored.

Looks like this was filmed about 3 weeks ago…….. “I saw gas prices of $2.45 the other day” – Around here, gas was $2.45 2nd week of December.

“Surprises” beyond the Volt………. (hinting at something else EV/Hybrid?)

Really starting to squirm now………… (talking about Cadillac, sales and its move to New York)

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GM to Spend $12 Billion to Fund New Cadillac Models by 2020 - Bloomberg
By David Welch
2015-01-12

General Motors Co. (GM), working to revive its slumping Cadillac luxury brand, plans to spend $12 billion to develop eight new models by 2020 and two more in the next decade, the brand’s chief said.

Cadillac will focus on the so-called crossover sport utility vehicle segment, Johan de Nysschen said today at the Detroit auto show. Cadillac currently has just one, the SRX, while rival BMW has five and Audi has three in its lineup. De Nysschen said GM will add three SUVs as part of the expansion...

...Cadillac will add two SUVs below the size of the SRX and one above it. GM, based in Detroit, is also planning a large flagship car for Cadillac...
...a large, prestige sedan that will sit above the CT6 sedan, which goes on sale this year. Since the CT6 is close in size to a BMW 7-series, the future sedan should serve as a style showpiece for the brand, said Uwe Ellinghaus, chief marketing officer for Cadillac.

Luxury Car
Once Cadillac re-establishes itself as a top premium brand in the U.S., GM would like its luxury line to make a push in Europe, Ellinghaus said. Cadillac is considering a luxury car that would be smaller than the brand’s compact ATS sedan and coupe. Smaller luxury cars are a must for European cities, where parking is tight and fuel is often heavily taxed, he said.

“We will not go to Europe until we are strong and we are not yet strong enough,” Ellinghaus said. He added that there is a “high probability of a car below the ATS.”...

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Caddy's focus: Plug lineup holes - AutomotiveNews
Entry-level sedan and small crossover are de Nysschen's priorities

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January 19, 2015

DETROIT -- Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen has had about five months since taking over the brand to assess the gaps in his vehicle lineup. He has found a lot of them.

Two in particular, he says, are hurting Cadillac's sales (down 6 percent last year) relative to competitors: the lack of a small crossover, and an entry-level car priced below the ATS to fend off the Audi A3, Mercedes-Benz CLA and others.

He intends to fill those holes...
...the small crossover would come first, in early 2017...
...A sub-ATS car is to come later, probably in 2018.

Both vehicles are included in a $12 billion, multiyear capital-expansion plan for Cadillac that de Nysschen disclosed last week, spanning new vehicle platforms, powertrains and other technology...

...Explaining why Cadillac is pushing an electric vehicle down its priority list, he said: "There are so many priorities, and there are obvious gaps in our product range in conventional cars that we should fill first, because those cars can immediately be profitable and help to finance our longer-term aspirations."...

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GM gambles on quick car redesigns in shifting market
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June 22, 2015


DETROIT -- General Motors wants to raise its game in the car space so badly that it's thrown the kitchen sink into the next-generation Chevrolet Malibu sedan, from automatic braking to a hybrid version that will return the segment's best fuel economy.

GM executives are confident that they'll reap more than $1,000 in extra per-vehicle profit from the 2016 Malibu when it goes on sale this fall, simply by offering head-turning features and options rather than fire-sale prices. They expect the same from the redesigned Cruze, scheduled for an unveiling here this week.

Changing the equation
For years, the midsize sedan segment has been the largest in the U.S. and the de facto place where mainstream brands showcase new powertrains, safety features and design direction. The intense competition forces a compressed product cadence, typically five years or fewer between redesigns. The arrival of credible Detroit 3 entries, including the current Ford Fusion and Chrysler 200, has raised the stakes.

By rule of thumb, the extra cost of building a crossover body vs. a car on the same platform is roughly $1,500 per vehicle, says John Krafcik, president of TrueCar and former CEO of Hyundai Motor America. The average transaction price of a small crossover in 2014 was nearly $5,000 more than that of its small-car platform mates, he says.

Battle for share
GM's aging car lineup has been particularly hard hit. Its retail car sales fell 19 percent through May. Pending redesigns of several key nameplates should help -- the next generations of the Malibu, Cruze, Volt, Camaro and Spark are due out in coming months. But it's a tough time to count on higher car margins, Krafcik says.

Even so, Krafcik adds another factor that could pinch car sales even beyond 2020: mobility services such as Uber. Should those eventually replace large numbers of personally owned vehicles, as some observers expect, Krafcik predicts that "three-box sedans" are the most likely to go, rather than crossovers, pickups and other, more versatile vehicles.

"The crossover is the winning architecture for the modern car buyer," he says. "The industry needs to retool to produce more of them."

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majicbz07:
"From the article, now we know approximately when to expect the next gen Equinox and Traverse

Cruze 1Q 2016
Malibu 4Q 2015
Equinox 1Q 2017*
Traverse 1Q 2017*
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"The crossover is the winning architecture for the modern car buyer," he says. "The industry needs to retool to produce more of them."
I agree with this 100%! Having rented the much maligned Chevy Captiva while on vacation and finding it to be a very compelling vehicle given it's price I cannot see why anybody would go from a small sedan. I could see there coming a point in the future where small sedans are no more.
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meanwhile...

Chevy preps a Cruze hatchback for the U.S.
Automotive News

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June 22, 2015


DETROIT -- Chevrolet plans a hatchback version of the next-generation Cruze compact sedan for the U.S., targeting a niche segment that could be ripe for growth.

Chevy executives showed a hatchback Cruze to dealers last week at a national meeting in Las Vegas, according to three people who attended. The car was billed as a 2016 model, although its launch date is unclear...

...Chevy already sells a hatchback Cruze in overseas markets, including Australia and China. GM product chief Mark Reuss has called the omission of a Cruze hatchback for the U.S. "a pre-bankruptcy planning mistake."...

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