Carlisle taking Cadillac 'on the offensive'

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    Carlisle taking Cadillac 'on the offensive'





    http://www.autonews.com/article/2018...c-carlisle-xt4




    September 17, 2018 @ 12:01 am
    Michael Wayland

    SEATTLE — "It's on."

    That will be Cadillac President Steve Carlisle's message to roughly 900 retailers this week at the brand's dealer meeting in Las Vegas.

    The meeting will be a coming-out party for the Canadian executive, who succeeded the outspoken Johan de Nysschen in an abrupt management change in April. Carlisle will detail Cadillac's upcoming products through 2021, marketing efforts and tweaks to the 2019 Project Pinnacle retail incentive program, which was finalized in preparation for the meeting.

    "We have an arsenal of products and technologies that will create even more differentiation for Cadillac and establish a very unique and attractive position for us in the global marketplaces," Carlisle said last week during his first address to media for the launch of the Cadillac XT4 here. "Where do we go next? Well, we're going on the offensive."


    Yeah, w/ basically JdN's product portfolio.


    For the most part, Carlisle's plan is to continue the de Nysschen blueprint, which included three sedans, three crossovers and the next-generation Escalade.

    The next product, Carlisle said, will debut at the Detroit auto show. It is expected to be a three-row crossover to slot between the popular XT5 midsize crossover and the flagship Escalade SUV.

    De Nysschen's plan had a small sedan coming next to replace the dated, heavily incentivized ATS compact sedan; followed by a smaller sedan and the next-generation Escalade in 2020; then, a redesign of the XT5 and possibly a performance EV and/or sports car based on the Chevrolet Corvette.
    3 CUVs are not enough; need a 4th, more premium large RWD CUV, but according to the latest rumblings, that seems off the table for now.

    This is 1st have hear of a redesign of the XTS (not sure if it means a next gen model or merely a late refresh) and seems like rumors of a Vette-based halo model had some truth to it.


    Carlisle said it's still "hard to say" if the brand needs such a halo car. It might help now, he said, but "if you look at everything that we have in front of us and the priorities that we set out, by the time you did it, I don't know."

    "Now, if it were somehow a different propulsion system that might be more interesting," he added, noting later that EVs bring "really good performance."

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    Re: Carlisle taking Cadillac 'on the offensive'

    Hopefully we can get some leaked info from the dealer meetings.
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    Re: Carlisle taking Cadillac 'on the offensive'

    Quote Originally Posted by Cadillac CEO Steve Carlisle

    ".. and establish a very unique .. "
    Steve, as head representative of GM's best of the best, please illuminate this fellow disciple of the English language:

    What is the difference between 'unique' and 'very unique' ?




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    Re: Carlisle taking Cadillac 'on the offensive'

    You beat me to the very unique. It's very distracting to anyone who notices it--or it isn't at all.

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    Cadillac is so far behind in CUVs. Can't have too many IMO. Seems like every couple of months I see a new luxury CUV model on the road.

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    Re: Carlisle taking Cadillac 'on the offensive'

    Carlisle said it's still "hard to say" if the brand needs such a halo car.
    who ever wonders if they should build a supercar given the opportunity?

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    Re: Carlisle taking Cadillac 'on the offensive'

    ...which included three sedans...
    So CT4,CT5 and CT6..no CT8 or CT3.

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    Re: Carlisle taking Cadillac 'on the offensive'

    Quote Originally Posted by YEH View Post
    This is 1st have hear of a redesign of the XTS (not sure if it means a next gen model or merely a late refresh) and seems like rumors of a Vette-based halo model had some truth to it.
    Lens Crafters called. Your new glasses are ready to be picked up. It says, 'XT5' which is due for its MCE next year. I assume XT5 will get an all new (possibly RWD based) replacement in a few years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ral1960 View Post
    You beat me to the very unique. It's very distracting to anyone who notices it--or it isn't at all.
    It's kind of like, 'distracting', and 'very distracting'. Once you are distracted, you are already 100% distracted.

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    Re: Carlisle taking Cadillac 'on the offensive'

    Quote Originally Posted by asrapid1 View Post
    So CT4,CT5 and CT6..no CT8 or CT3.

    Perhaps they are liftbacks?

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    Re: Carlisle taking Cadillac 'on the offensive'

    To not utilize Omega as a CUV is foolish IMHO...

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    Re: Carlisle taking Cadillac 'on the offensive'

    Quote Originally Posted by SKH View Post
    Lens Crafters called. Your new glasses are ready to be picked up. It says, 'XT5' which is due for its MCE next year. I assume XT5 will get an all new (possibly RWD based) replacement in a few years.
    Ha, you got me there!

    Yeah, things are getting a little blurry (should've known as it made no sense).


    Quote Originally Posted by asrapid1 View Post
    So CT4,CT5 and CT6..no CT8 or CT3.
    Quote Originally Posted by SKH View Post
    Perhaps they are liftbacks?
    Wasn't the production of the Escala reported confirmed?

    If holding true to the concept, would be a liftback.
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    Re: Carlisle taking Cadillac 'on the offensive'

    Quote Originally Posted by YEH View Post
    Ha, you got me there!

    Yeah, things are getting a little blurry (should've known as it made no sense).






    Wasn't the production of the Escala reported confirmed?

    If holding true to the concept, would be a liftback.

    The ESCALA name is definitely making it to production, so hopefully it'll be a liftback. As far as things getting blurry, I know all about that lol. BTW I had to look twice to make sure it was a 5 and not 'S'.

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