AD #2336 – De Nysschen Out at Cadillac, Diesel F-150 Fuel Economy Figures, PSA Runs Into Same Opel Problems as GM

April 19th, 2018 at 11:25am

Runtime: 6:19

0:32 De Nysschen Out as Head of Cadillac
1:17 FCA CEO to Be Announced Next Year
2:46 Diesel F-150 Fuel Economy Figures
3:29 New Ford Mustang Cobra Jet
4:28 Opel’s German Plants 2X More Expensive Than PSA’s
5:05 Tesla Accused of Using Misleading Autopilot Stat

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17 Comments to “AD #2336 – De Nysschen Out at Cadillac, Diesel F-150 Fuel Economy Figures, PSA Runs Into Same Opel Problems as GM”

  1. George Ricci Says:

    Changing the car and crossover/SUV names to CTx and XTx and moving the headquarter to New York did not improve sales – how can that be?

  2. GM Veteran Says:

    On Ford F-150 mileage – the mileage comparison you noted is with the 2018 Ram, not the new 2019 Ram 1500. So far, Ram has not announced when the Eco Diesel will be available in the all-new 19 model, but when it does, it may equal or best the Ford mpg numbers due to its superior aerodynamics and weight savings vs the 18 model.

    On Cadillac: maybe now Mr. Carlisle will ditch the alphabet soup and give Cadillac models names we can all be proud of . . . and remember!

  3. Drew Says:

    The F-150 diesel fuel economy advantage over the Ram diesel may also be attributed to the F-150 being lighter weight.

  4. Chuck Grenci Says:

    Johan’s legacy will be written after the new releases slated for the next couple years make the market. He simply didn’t have the product for the U.S. market (which he inherited). The XT5 sold well and continues to, the XT4 isn’t available yet, so except for the CT6, the sedans were just getting old (without substantial improvements). Now, I can go along with the changing of the alpha-numerics back to names (what a shame the heritage of Deville, Fleetwood, Seville and others were tossed aside). Cadillac finally got pretty-good then rested on its laurels (oh yeah, they took that off of their badges) but they also didn’t ‘press’ when they had the buyers and journalists attention during the intro of the ATS and CTS and just let them be (instead of getting the ‘tweaks’ that the German cars always seem to get on a regular basis.

  5. Danny Turnpaugh Says:

    I am wondering the 350 cubic inch V8 GM put in pick ups in the late 70’s early 80’s would have been before Ram or am I mistaken?

  6. Danny Turnpaugh Says:

    I mean the diesel 350 that GM used.

  7. Buzzerd Says:

    I know some people who have the Ram diesel and say yes the mileage is good when it works….. all have had the motor go into limp mode on long trips, not good. Sounds like that’s not unusual. With the deisel motor not listed for the 19 yet makes one wonder if it will show up.

  8. G.A.Branigan Says:

    Is nhtsa trying to cover for the muskmobiles?

  9. Lisk Says:

    With Johann’s departure, maybe Ms. Barra will be next to go. I think she’s been a good puppet for the board members and a great public face for GM, but I don’t think she’s really shown strength in the management position. I think Mark Reuss, a car guy, should be her replacement. His interviews show much more confidence, especially when the questions went off topic.

    Cadillac needs names on their cars. Pontiac tried to do the numeric naming, twice. The 6000 replace the LeMans, 2000 (or J2000) the Sunbird, ect. Then was the “G” phase, with G3,5, etc and I don’t remember many fans of that either time.

    Hopefully Cadillac dealers will be able to scrap the burdensome and costly Project Pinnacle and let the smaller dealers stock cars again.

    It seems every day there’s a new reason to talk about Tesla. I think AutoPilot has been deceptive from the start. Wake up people, it’s called “AutoPilot”. Isn’t that deceptive enough?

    Kudos to Chrysler for building a 9-second street legal Challenger in the Demon. Glad to see Ford can counter with a 8-second race only Mustang. :)

  10. Lisk Says:

    I haven’t heard but is Ford building their own light diesel or is it vendor based?

  11. Albemarle Says:

    What I take away from the Tesla stats, is that you don’t need a very good adaptive cruise + lane keeping system to beat the average driver. Level 2 well done could save even more lives.

  12. gary susie Says:

    As a Cadillac owner i love the car, but the numbering sucks. The Magna ride is awesome.

  13. Bob Wilson Says:

    Kudoes on After Hours today even though it was two hours too short. If Sandy comes back, ask him if the extra body weight might be crash protection?

    Thanks, Bob Wilson

  14. Kate McLeod Says:

    Cadillac once had beautiful names for their cars that Americans could identify with–El Dorado, Fleetwood, DeVille. Years ago I interviewed Jim Taylor who ran Cadillac and it had just started with the alphanumerics to copy the Germans. I asked him why it would do that in America where we don’t have a history of alphanumerics. He said, “we made a mistake, but we can’t unmake it now.” I disagreed and I think the company should have backed away from the utterly confusing names. I asked the question again when Johan took over to his marketing director Uwe Ellinghaus and he claimed that the company could not support individual brand names. It could only support the name Cadillac. I guess that strategy is not really working. Cadillac product lineup at this point is heavy on sedans in a market that wants crossovers. The XT4 is the beginning of a product rollout so it seems to me that the firing of de Nysschen seems ill-timed. I know people who work with him respect him. Recently drove the ATS and was really impressed.

  15. Drew Says:

    @10 – Yes, i be,I eve it is a Ford engine. No more Naviatar diesels with their finicky unit injectors.

  16. Kit Gerhart Says:

    9 It was the other way around with 2000, Sunbird, et. al. It went J2000, 2000, 2000 Sunbird, and Sunbird. Then, later, there was Sunfire, but then, they reverted back to numbers with G5, the Pontiac version of Chevy Cobalt.

  17. CarGuy Says:

    De Nysschen Out at Cadillac – Duh…of course he is…how many gazillion people told GM not to install him in the first place. Sometimes/often GM is just ignorant. They are their own worst enemy.