The increased activity comes on the heels of GM’s decision last year to increase overall capital spending 20%, an outlay hike in new-product spending that puts it on par with other leading global OEMs.
Nissan’s chief says the automaker is not maximizing fleet to grow in the U.S. “You need to establish your base with a strong retail position. That is the most important element in our strategy,” he says.
The knowledge gap already could be affecting sales of advanced-technology vehicles, which last year accounted for 3.5% of the nearly 17 million cars and trucks sold in the U.S., according to WardsAuto data....More
“Logically, Cadillac is not disconnected from GM,” the longtime luxury executive says. “The way we want to organize the business in the future is that Cadillac will own the entire process, all the things that touch Cadillac.”...More