People also buy the XTS over the CT6, but when you really think about it, which car satisfies the needs of the buyer of a full-size luxury sedan better for the traditional buyer?
That's why people buy cars like XTS and Continental over cars like CT6.
B) You can answer anything if you want. But again, if you get emotional, anyone might choose to call people idiots & other insults. Again, that's trouble that leads to short leashes.
C) As I stated in my last post, blame GM marketing. I point to how the 2.7L is being marketed in the press releases, & not the engine itself. Thanks for giving me your full attention. But, for the 6.2, the LT1 is a car engine built to a different set of specs than the truck version 6.2. The Escalade has always used the Chevy top of the line engine. Always. But the iron block, truck spec engines have never used the same engines as a performance car. The displacement is the only direct similarities. Some of the subsets are shared (cylinder heads, possibly crankshaft, etc.), but not a bolt for bolt exact same part list. So, the LT1 is not the same as the...uh...6.2 engine code truck engine. Unless GM can tell us what changed to be used in the CT4-V compared to the truck spec 2.7, then we can only assume that they are the same engine.
Chinese were only buying 22,000 cars a year in 1970, up to 25 million cars now, they will become GM's biggest supplier of EV's in the future if they are left unchecked Detroit is already ghost town now will become a monster ghost town with nobody in a job that will have a dime to spend on new cars in the future as the Chinese now own most of the rare earth mines around the world have an abundance of cheap labor.
Cadillac can't even get a simple thing like thier logo right in badge buying status symbol car buying market the badge at front looks a total abortion gone wrong, both Lincoln & Cadillac are bumbling along the bottom of the luxury cars sales charts every month with thier tarted up Ford Fusion sales both brands were overtaken in sales by Tesla in May.
I thought the last great marketing supremo & last boss said that moving to the big apple BS marketing spin would be the making of Cadillac, what went wrong? Heard it all before fed up with hearing more marketing BS, when it comes to doing the right things like listening to it's customers or doing the right things, Caddy marketing guys are bunch of losers we cant do that, or we cant do the right things now we will be doing it in 10 years time you just wait and see.
I personally don't hold out much hope for both brands Caddy/Lincoln ever making something of themselves to be honest. Lincoln could leverage the massive Ford of Europe network to access the biggest most profitable luxury car market on the planet, but they are to snobby to sell rebadge Ford Fusions at Ford European dealers, Cadillac design team have not worked out how to fit a steering wheel to RH side of a car a put a fuel efficient powerplant in a Caddy that sips fuel that carries a 70% tax on every tankful of gasoline at fill-ups.
Is the Ram a better truck than the Silverado?
Nope definitely not , but don't like current Silverado don't like the rear cab where the roof has been lowered steel door belt lines have risen as personally it creates blind spots with less glass ,rear cameras don't look at 90 degrees up and over the neighbours wall when l have to reverse out into oncoming traffic. Like the older classic Ram that has plenty of rear cab glass that gives you great confidence when reversing into a tight spot you cant always see a low sitting car, cyclist or small child walking last thing l want is Silverado designers adding inducing blind spots to pick-up truck design.
Will give this generation of Silverado a miss don't like the rear cab it's a miss big its not for me personally as l have to deal with blind spots daily basis need lots of glass excellent all-round visibility not designed in induced blind spots, but your still right Chevy is still the better truck would buy a Ford next if Chevy can't be bothered, a single cab Chevy would great but does not have the seating capacity as always running friends family around in it at weekends.
It is simple, Build cars that stand the test of time, like say Lexus. And make it really importance, to the workers, who know by now, No GM- No Pension.
And make it mandatory that any workers who spot a flaw, stop the assembly line, and go see and fix the problem. But get the workers involved, It is their jobs and retirement on the line. The Boeing company had a problem with one of the helicopters sitting in line for shipment, Each one is gone over right before shipping. Someone had cut one of the new wiring. It was a MAJOR disappoint. And they found the guy who did it and he was arrested, tried and given a 3 year prison ( the helicopters are government property) Well it was really lucky the cops got him because the union wanted him delivered to the union hall for questioning. And the union are very sensitive about quilty. The worker was speared the beating of his life !
These particular helicopters were being rebuilt for the english RAF. But if the Autoworker had the same mentality, and there is more to it. If problems were address first, and the GM cadillac division would become the cream of the crop in luxury, engineering and customer satisfaction. Only then, and it starts at the top. Cadillac needs to be the best it can be. But that settlement has to become regular course of a days work. And how many 2018 -19 inventory sitting on lot in where their built. If GM flounders, then the workers can sit back and lose everything. And their pensions... are gone.
The problem with domestics is they lose focus. They have a few moments where you think they finally get it, but some great product, get great reviews, then for some reason they fall back to good enough. Cadillac, and especially Lincoln, have a history of one step forward, two steps backwards. When was the last time Lexus, BMW, Mercedes, or Audi took a major step backwards?
Cadillac seems to have been on the right ongoing path in that three generations of CTS were significantly better then the previous. The CT6 was a big step forward. More than a decade of moving forward, though unfortunately in the one segment that the buying public was abandoning. What an absolute kick in the nutz to have focused your energy in the segment that was central to premium brands... the previous decade.
Consistency is the key, both mainstream and premium. Hyundai was once a half step ahead of Yugo and 20 years of consistent improvement and they've got the Japanese worried.
All the damage was done back then, put the broom after buyers that were eating out of dealers hands.
You’d have to wonder how GM could wound itself so badly by refusing to listen to its customers. Clearly didn’t want those folks, probably hated lattes anyway.