In his first interview with Automotive News Canada since moving to Cadillac, Steve Carlisle said GM Canada progressed “quite a way” forward during his four-year tenure as president.
Automotive News Editor-In-Chief Keith Crain says Cadillac made the right decision coming back to Detroit, but new CEO and Canadian Steve Carlisle faces a tough road ahead.
This week's dealer meeting in the United States will be a coming-out party for former GM Canada boss Steve Carlisle, who replaced the outspoken Johan de Nysschen as head of Cadillac in April.
Cadillac will roll out its Super Cruise partially autonomous driving system through its entire lineup beginning in 2020 as Canadian buyers warm up to the idea of giving up some control of their vehicle.
Cadillac chief Steve Carlisle is mild-mannered and methodical when he speaks. The former head of GM Canada doesn't want or command attention, but that's not necessarily a weakness. Just different from what we've come to expect from Cadillac.
The recall is focused on vehicles originally sold or currently registered in areas of Canada where road salt is heavily used during the winter months.
General Motors is investing $232 million in a mid-Michigan plant to build two of Cadillac's next-generation sedans. The two new cars will replace the ATS, CTS and XTS, which is built in Ontario.
GM will expand its Super Cruise semiautonomous highway driving system to brands other than Cadillac after 2020. It's the first major announcement for Cadillac since GM made Steve Carlisle head of the brand.
Former GM Canada President Steve Carlisle's sudden ascent to the head of Cadillac is being met with congratulations and some uneasiness about the future of GM Canada: A Canadian will no longer be at the helm.
In ousting Johan de Nysschen and replacing him with Canadian Steve Carlisle, a company loyalist in the vein of CEO Mary Barra, GM appears to be signalling its desire to bring Cadillac back into the fold under a single, unified corporate vision that emphasizes speed and measurable return on investment.
Unifor President Jerry Dias said Steve Carlisle's appointment to senior vice president at GM will raise his profile and influence within the automaker's Detroit headquarters, "a huge benefit" for Unifor.
The long-awaited Cadillac XT4 will be priced below several of its closest competitors in the luxury compact crossover segment. The vehicle aimed at young, affluent buyers will come in three trim levels.