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Cadillac (GM) plans to double its lineup of vehicles by 2016 to help it create a global brand...

Cadillac (GM) plans to double its lineup of vehicles by 2016 to help it create a global brand with up to ten new crossover and car models, according to sources. On tap first is an ELR hybrid slated to debut later this year.
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  • Maninder Batra
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    There is already extreme competition in the car industry ...new designs are not going to help cadillac....
    15 Jan 2013, 06:53 AM Reply Like
  • 1980XLS-2.0
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    MB,

     

    You mean like the New Cadillac ATS, which is enjoying much critical acclaim as well as Car of the Year Award?
    15 Jan 2013, 07:13 AM Reply Like
  • Johan Luthor
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    What are the odds that GM will start distributing some Peugeot and Citroen models in the US?
    FIAT, and probably soon Alfa Romeo, have entered the U.S. market through Chrysler.
    Wny not?
    15 Jan 2013, 07:13 AM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    Who cares if GM comes out with a new car...I will NEVER buy one...ever
    15 Jan 2013, 07:30 AM Reply Like
  • Johan Luthor
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    A car or a GM?
    15 Jan 2013, 07:58 AM Reply Like
  • minecanary
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    Don't worry. The gov't has the buying GM part covered. With some of the decisions being made, it seems like the bureacrats are hands on managers.
    15 Jan 2013, 10:00 AM Reply Like
  • elroy
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    GM's government sales aren't much different than Ford's. Go look at the data on Automotive News
    15 Jan 2013, 10:33 AM Reply Like
  • minecanary
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    It's the ownership of the company we were deriding, not auto sales. Ford didn't take a bailout.
    16 Jan 2013, 10:28 AM Reply Like
  • elroy
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    You must have access to information not readily available -- which bureaucrats are acting as hands on managers? What decisions are they making?

     

    A see a number of very good decisions. I still pockets of mediocratity too -- but some of those were there before. Certainly the products coming down the pipe are much better -- with the possible exception of the Malibu which seems to be very good mechanically and quality wise but is a definite miss for the segment in terms of styling.

     

    The real proof will be in the new trucks to be announced. I am hohum on some of the styling cues from the pictures but am really excited to see if the new powertrains live up to the hype.
    17 Jan 2013, 08:13 AM Reply Like
  • Continental Kid
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    I thought having too many models and brands is what cost them.... Remember streamline and slash to profitable car lines only...?...now that we bailed em out...right back to old dumb ways...more models and brands create more headaches ..costs ect...I know it was the employee/ retired employee costs that killed them...however...dollar to doughnut they are in a bad way again in 3 to 5 years
    15 Jan 2013, 08:21 AM Reply Like
  • CaladesiKid2
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    Spot on, CK. How quickly GM has forgotten what got them in trouble in the first place. Perhaps, when you are too big to fail you don't have to worry about such concepts as accountability for your actions.
    15 Jan 2013, 09:40 AM Reply Like
  • elroy
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    They had a large retiree base when the transplants hired 20 somethings and had no retirees....over the next five years or so, GM's retiree base will probably be falling and theirs will be increasing. The playing field should be much more level.
    15 Jan 2013, 11:59 AM Reply Like
  • winston123
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    Having grown up with 327 chevys, Pontiac gtos and the first Mustang, I'm very disappointed in how the auto industry keeps " reinventing " themselves with the US govt bailing them out as needed. It's all about money and marketing anyway,,,
    Elon Musk is finally offering a way of cutting the cord of BIG Oil and a clean air solution. In addition we won't have to deal with car salesmen and routine scheduled maintaince ripoffs.
    I can embrace and support that future!
    15 Jan 2013, 11:55 AM Reply Like
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