2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Is CTS-V safe from budget cuts? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Originally Posted by Jpjr
...survival is at stake. It is the next gen Cobalts of the world that will save ...
...survival is at stake. It is the next gen Cobalts of the world that will save GM.
So was this...
And recently this...(Getting closer but still lacking something - Oh yeah, the dealership...)
Turn on the TV, open a newspaper, turn on the radio - What does one see and hear? TOYota TOYota, TOYota.
Marketing 101. Toyota doesn't necessarily build better cars; but they know how to market them. GM has been getting beat into submission for decades in this area and still haven't figured it out.
Closing truck plants doesn't fix anything. They need to stay open to put the death nail in the coffin of import trucks. It's like George Castanza - GM needs to think of a plan and then do the opposite.
The worst thing to do when a business is in trouble is to cut or skimp on advertising. If anything, it's a time to increase advertising and marketing. You can cut costs all you want but how are you going to profit when there's no revenue?
Automobile(s): STS-V the most powerful Cadillac you can buy for now
Re: Is CTS-V safe from budget cuts?
Originally Posted by CIWS
GM's statements to the press all along is that the CTS-V will see production numbers that would be LIMITED to about 7000 units annually. Now perhaps you have a different definition of what limited production means. But to GM it means they're are only going to build up to a certain number annually, not unlimited. So pardon me if I choose to listen to what they say to the public / press over your opinion of it.
"Production on the new CTS V-Series will start in September of 2008, and will be limited to about 7000 units annually. Internally, GM is referring to the car as "GMX322 V S/C."
"MILFORD, Mich. - As final testing of the limited-edition 2009 CTS-V nears completion, the results suggest that Cadillac's upcoming sports sedan is entering the stratosphere of the world's highest-performing cars. Cadillac announces the following performance specifications for all-new 2009 CTS-V:"
I agree it is limited production. I do not know what the max capacity is at the plant from a production mix point of view but I have to think it is similar to running a convertible where you often cannot build 2 back to back. Then the sport wagons and coupes are coming along very quickly on top of the V.