Cadillac crossovers here, but is it enough?

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    Cadillac crossovers here, but is it enough?

    https://www.autonews.com/sales/cadil...here-it-enough


    July 29, 2019 12:00 AM
    Michael Martinez

    LEESBURG, Va. — After years of preaching patience while it transformed a sedan-heavy lineup, Cadillac now boasts fresh offerings for America's crossover-crazed consumers.

    But Cadillac dealers, having endured three years of declining sales and the ousting of President Johan de Nysschen in 2018 just as his product blitz was beginning, may have still longer to wait before the luxury brand's rebound truly can take hold.

    Some of Cadillac's new entries, including the three-row XT6 crossover and CT5 sedan, have received middling reviews. The Super Cruise driver-assist system, arguably the brand's most compelling feature, won't expand beyond a single nameplate until at least 2020.

    And despite promises that Cadillac will lead parent company General Motors' charge into an all-electric future, the brand's first full-electric vehicle is still years away.

    "They're saying they will be the EV leader and they will be the tech leader; they're asking people to wait for the right time," said Stephanie Brinley, principal automotive analyst at IHS Markit.



    - At least in my case - there's not much at Cadillac right now that excites me.

    Could have said the same (even more so) a year or 2 ago for Lincoln, but if I were now in the market for a 3-row, lux CUV - would give serious consideration to the Aviator.

    Makes me sad that will have to wait at least another whole generation of Cadillac vehicles before there might be something that catches my eye.

    There's a good chance that the new Escalade will bring it (altho w/ Mark Reuss in charge, you never know), but something like the Escalade and Navigator just aren't in my wheelhouse (now, maybe if needed to tow a horse trailer or something like that).
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    Re: Cadillac crossovers here, but is it enough?

    Quote Originally Posted by YEH View Post
    Makes me sad that will have to wait at least another whole generation of Cadillac vehicles before there might be something that catches my eye.
    Much to learn you still have... my old padawan. A generation away exciting Cadillacs will always be.
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    Re: Cadillac crossovers here, but is it enough?

    Cadillac's SUV's offer nothing additional over their GMC/Chevy copies other then a higher price. Super Cruise is just a gimick that will keep GM in accident lawsuits for years. Let's work on better performance and handling rather then products that let you sleep at the wheel. The EV hype is ten years too early and just another push for sales in China.

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    Re: Cadillac crossovers here, but is it enough?

    The 3 CUVs now on the market are all good but another one and a couple of V-series models are probably needed. New Escalade is needed also.

    Cadillac is in a better spot now for sure but Mercedes and BMW have at least 7 models each.

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    Re: Cadillac crossovers here, but is it enough?

    Like I said in the thread about future product at GM, the problem lies with the "poor abilities" of the top brass, and too much indecision.

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    Re: Cadillac crossovers here, but is it enough?

    I’m very interested in the upcoming CT4. If I had the $$ I’d absolutely pick up a CT6-V. Zero interest in crossovers.
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