Luxury Volt: GM to build electric Cadillac

Aug 17, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: CNN

GM said Wednesday that it will go forward with plans to build a production model of an electric Cadillac luxury coupe.

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Little liner bo peep

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Aug 17, 2011
Really nice looking car. That thing is sexy.

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Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#2 Aug 17, 2011
This is a wonderful development.
Reality

Belle River, Canada

#3 Aug 18, 2011
JJFADS wrote:
This is a wonderful development.
Any idea of the price point for this vehicle?

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Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#4 Aug 18, 2011
not yet

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#5 Aug 18, 2011
Reality wrote:
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Any idea of the price point for this vehicle?
Looks like 49K

That is a very competitive price.
OREALLY

Alliance, OH

#6 Aug 18, 2011
Cadillac will have to address two issues with the America that bailed it out.

Cadillac has announced it will begin manufacturing the Cadillac brand in CHINA in 2012

Pointing out that GM was never in any economic calamity that would actually have led to bankruptcy if it had not been bailed out, I wonder why more never questioned GM's investment in CHINA in the last ten years and why we never questioned that GM was the number one American Automaker for three years prior to an American taxpayer bailout in the US.

Cadillac went this similar model to Chevy fiasco before.

The Chevrolet Cavalier was also produced as the Cadillac Cimmaron.

It became an instant failure for the Cadillac brand.

Its intent was to get a younger auto buyer into the Cadillac Branded vehicle.

It didnt work.

I have already gave my opinion of the issues with the Chevrolet Volt,the misinformation from GM and the true real world numbers in both efficiency and sales numbers.

125 Volts sold in July 2011.

This Cadillac move has the smell and feel of an
attempt to again move the demographics of the car buyer over to a concept based on the Volt but again
will eventually fail.

GM has a whole family of vehicle failures from the Mid Engine Pontiac Fiero (Was never a true mid-engine)the all plastic Chevy Lumina APV,Pontiac Trans-Sport,and Oldsmobile silhouette vans.

Not only did the all plastic car eventually fade from the scene,the Brand names no longer exist - Saturn,Oldsmobile,Pontiac all gone,but at one time touted the plastic car as the future.

Even the Chevrolet Volt has skirted the plastic body panels in favor of steel.

Only time will tell if Cadillac actually goes to market with this vehicle,whether it is built in the US or China,and will it get the demographic shift that will be required for this to succeed.

Dont put your retirement funds in this basket quite yet.

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#7 Aug 18, 2011
OREALLY wrote:
Cadillac will have to address two issues with the America that bailed it out.
Cadillac has announced it will begin manufacturing the Cadillac brand in CHINA in 2012
Cadillac will manufacturer Cadillac in China for the Chinese market. This is excellent as the company is global and must maintain its global operations.

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#8 Aug 18, 2011
OREALLY wrote:
Pointing out that GM was never in any economic calamity that would actually have led to bankruptcy if it had not been bailed out,
Are you serious? Head back in sand please.

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#9 Aug 18, 2011
OREALLY wrote:
I wonder why more never questioned GM's investment in CHINA in the last ten years and why we never questioned that GM was the number one American Automaker for three years prior to an American taxpayer bailout in the US.
GM is and remains our number one automaker.

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#10 Aug 18, 2011
Not to be rude but your post is all over the map, caught somewhere between 1986 and kuku ville. Either you are intentionally trying to mislead people or you're real confused. You wouldn’t happen to be related to PT Barnum would you?
OREALLY

Alliance, OH

#12 Aug 19, 2011
JJFADS wrote:
Not to be rude but your post is all over the map, caught somewhere between 1986 and kuku ville. Either you are intentionally trying to mislead people or you're real confused. You wouldn’t happen to be related to PT Barnum would you?
Explain to me why Cadillacs can not be made here building new plants and then Exported to China??

Whats all over the map are people that are not thinking or questioning whats going on Globally that what is going to leave the US in the dust.

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#13 Aug 19, 2011
You don’t know Marco Economics; if you did you would not be asking these questions. Short answer, GM can’t (or any other manufacturer) build cars in the US and export to China in a monetarily feasible manner. Not to mention China is GM’s most important market.

If it’s investment in China that you’re upset about, look no further than your politicians. China is spending money on infrastructure while we can't even get our bridges and roadways fixed. Why try doing anything in the U.S. when all that will happen is that it will be blocked and vilified by the very small minority that seems to be getting all the attention these days?
If the American people demanded it and the politicians cared more about the future than their next election....then we could have a similar situation in the US. Remember, us ‘mericans have money but we keep sending it to China for shi**y goods at “Low Prices Everyday.”

Reality

Belle River, Canada

#14 Aug 19, 2011
Building cars in North America, then shipping them to China, somehow expecting to make a profit, is a recipe for failure.
UNLESS, there's a unique marketing strategy in hand to delude the Chinese consumer into paying an excessively high and completely unrealistic price for that car.
Not a very likely possibility.
Even then there wouldn't be enough sold to justify such a venture.
Face it, the Chinese aren't stupid.

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#15 Aug 19, 2011
Reality wrote:
Building cars in North America, then shipping them to China, somehow expecting to make a profit, is a recipe for failure.
UNLESS, there's a unique marketing strategy in hand to delude the Chinese consumer into paying an excessively high and completely unrealistic price for that car.
Not a very likely possibility.
Even then there wouldn't be enough sold to justify such a venture.
Face it, the Chinese aren't stupid.
Quote of the day:

The Chinese are eating our lunch and laughing at us while our Washington train wreck works on their reelection campaigns’.

lol
Reality

Belle River, Canada

#16 Aug 19, 2011
JJFADS wrote:
<quoted text>Quote of the day:
The Chinese are eating our lunch and laughing at us while our Washington train wreck works on their reelection campaigns’.
lol
Sad, but true!!
Will it ever change?
I fear not!
The recent debacle re the debt crisis debate was a testimonial to a political system gone completely insane.
Meanwhile the populace just sucks it up---why?
OREALLY

Alliance, OH

#17 Aug 19, 2011
Reality wrote:
Building cars in North America, then shipping them to China, somehow expecting to make a profit, is a recipe for failure.
UNLESS, there's a unique marketing strategy in hand to delude the Chinese consumer into paying an excessively high and completely unrealistic price for that car.
Not a very likely possibility.
Even then there wouldn't be enough sold to justify such a venture.
Face it, the Chinese aren't stupid.
No the Chinese are not the stupid ones

America are the stupid ones
OREALLY

Alliance, OH

#18 Aug 19, 2011
JJFADS wrote:
You don’t know Marco Economics; if you did you would not be asking these questions. Short answer, GM can’t (or any other manufacturer) build cars in the US and export to China in a monetarily feasible manner. Not to mention China is GM’s most important market.
If it’s investment in China that you’re upset about, look no further than your politicians. China is spending money on infrastructure while we can't even get our bridges and roadways fixed. Why try doing anything in the U.S. when all that will happen is that it will be blocked and vilified by the very small minority that seems to be getting all the attention these days?
If the American people demanded it and the politicians cared more about the future than their next election....then we could have a similar situation in the US. Remember, us ‘mericans have money but we keep sending it to China for shi**y goods at “Low Prices Everyday.”
So why are you defending GM investments in China.

Gm stock reached a new 52 week low today
OREALLY

Alliance, OH

#19 Aug 19, 2011
Reality wrote:
Building cars in North America, then shipping them to China, somehow expecting to make a profit, is a recipe for failure.
UNLESS, there's a unique marketing strategy in hand to delude the Chinese consumer into paying an excessively high and completely unrealistic price for that car.
Not a very likely possibility.
Even then there wouldn't be enough sold to justify such a venture.
Face it, the Chinese aren't stupid.
You fail to ask the question why.
What destroyed the steel industry in the US?
Who drew up the most insane tariffs in this country allowing foreign manufactures to prosper in this country but we can not do the same

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#20 Aug 19, 2011
OREALLY wrote:
<quoted text>
So why are you defending GM investments in China.
Gm stock reached a new 52 week low today
You missed the point entirely. Nobody is sticking up for GM. The problem resides in the lax attitude of the American people and our train wreck known as Washington DC.

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Dallas, TX.

#21 Aug 19, 2011
OREALLY wrote:
<quoted text>
You fail to ask the question why.
What destroyed the steel industry in the US?
Who drew up the most insane tariffs in this country allowing foreign manufactures to prosper in this country but we can not do the same
Yet again the answer is the same. Trade policies are set by our government. Your scorn needs to be directed at the government, not our industries.

What destroyed the steel industry in America you ask?

You could get into specifics like the governments adoption of anti pollution legislation, competition from Japanese competitors, and unions however, all lead back to the US Government.

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