A good thing someone does, because they're wasting money trying to sell them in Europe.
Cadillac Europe updated their website for 2019 after 4 years! There are no longer fake Cadillac dealers&service in Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Romania etc.. What a progress !
Last edited by Scrambler; 03-19-2019 at 05:15 PM.
If she cared, Cadillac would be a small niche boutique brand in Europe (that wouldn't need plunging millions believe me) or would completely disappear - and that would also be somekind of solution - 'nobody buys Cadillac in Europe because we don't offer them there' = 100% logic.
I would think an American brand would have better luck selling behind the former Iron Curtain (except East Germany) than in Western Europe.
As for engines. Ford before launching Mustang also thought Ecoboost would be most customers' choice. Now in most of Europe 90% of Mustang sales are V-8s. And most of the people who import US-suvs with V6/V8 on their own install LPG in them and are very happy. People associate American cars with engines of bigger displacement and many for whom AMG Mercedes is too expensive are in need for them. When KIA itroduced Stinger with a V6 most of the comments were 'finally a normal engine, finally a V6'. And KIA doesn't complain about lack of demand for it. Meanwhile Cadillac offered ATS/CTS with that ****ty four banger only with much overpriced (in Europe) V-Series later to follow. That didn't stop cadillaceurope page from showing pictures of a V6 engine bay. This company is really ran by idiots. They better sell Cadillac to Chinese asap. Because they will never be able to compete with Germans on global scale (because of reasons You mentioned and many others), nor (what's worse) they can build a niche-brand for enthusiasts (which would be much cheaper and wouldn't ruin Cadillac's image).
Salary of this guy is a waste of money.
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Last edited by Scrambler; 03-20-2019 at 04:18 AM.
https://autoweek.com/article/car-new...ty-stake-lotus. Maserati hasn't been outright unprofitable for a while (but certainly was at various times through the decades) but their profit margin isn't where it should be: https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/20.../#more-1649642. And then we have Alfa Romeo, which recently relaunched but was unprofitable last year: https://www.autonews.com/article/201...-alfa-maserati
And as far as your comment that people expect American cars to have bigger displacement, how do you explain Ford of Europe? They certainly aren't a big displacement powerhouse outside of the Mustang. Unless Cadillac is bringing sports cars over there do not expect them to welcome a 3.0TT with open arms and big sales. Especially where they're headed with their taxes in the near future.
Long term Caddy has EVs coming, in the meantime there’s a diesel in the works. XT4/XT5/CT4/CT5?
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Well that's good news. If they can put that powerplant in the CT4 for Europe as well they might actually get somewhere.
They're not likely to sell many in the US. Don't know about China.
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