Johan de Nysschen’s appointment at Cadillac comes at a critical time for the 112-year-old GM luxury unit, where U.S. sales are flagging and plans call for 10 new vehicles for the brand by the end of 2015.
Although author Kenneth Feinberg declines to weigh in on the number of death claims expected, the protocol addresses several other key items of speculation since the depth of the defect emerged earlier this year.
The chief executive’s visit will give lawmakers an opportunity to pursue answers to questions Barra could not provide in April, when she often cited an internal investigation the automaker expected would deliver complete findings.
It is unclear whether a key factor in the vehicle-development process, uncovering a connection between the defective ignition switch and airbag failures, may exist with parts in other GM vehicles on the road today.
Dennis Williams does not seem convinced complete wage parity will occur, as he talks about “bridging” the gap between the two levels and stresses that the automakers must continue to be successful....More
WardsAuto editors gather for a roundtable discussion of several EV and hybrid vehicles vying for 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines honors. Vehicles discussed include: BMW i3 (range extender and pure EV), Fiat 500e, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Soul EV, Lexus NX, Volkswagen e-Golf....More