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Re: Another Infiniti boss bails out...

Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:45 pm

TomT wrote:Infiniti may be beyond help... It has never been able to garner any panache or cache and has perennially been a distance also-ran behind Lexus, Acura and the rest of the luxury pack. The bottom line is that they really don't have any competitive product to offer in the segment...


For a short while, Infiniti had done quite well with the original G35. But then they lost their way again, and this stupid "call everything a Q-something" naming scheme just made it worse.

Acura isn't doing so hot either. June 2014 sales are off almost 19% from the same time last year, far worse than Infiniti (almost -6% for the same time period). They really need to release the next NSX soon, because otherwise their brand is becoming little more than overpriced Hondas.

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Re: Another Infiniti boss bails out...

Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:35 pm

Yep, the G35 was a very good car and about the only decent vehicle they had. Then they royally screwed it up...

I think that Acura sales are down this June because about that time last year they introduced both the new MDX and RDX and that pumped sales up for a bit... Still, I'd buy an Acura any day before I bought an Infiniti (our 2003 MDX was a great vehicle)...

RonDawg wrote:For a short while, Infiniti had done quite well with the original G35. But then they lost their way again, and this stupid "call everything a Q-something" naming scheme just made it worse.
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Re: Another Infiniti boss bails out...

Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:19 pm

Acura, Audi sold about 150k and Infiniti 120k. Not that different ...

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Re: Another Infiniti boss bails out...

Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:25 pm

evnow wrote:Audi, BMW, Lexus & MB all sold over 250k.

Audi? In the US? If so, it wasn't over 250K for 2013 per http://www.autoblog.com/2014/01/06/2013 ... e-numbers/.

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Re: Another Infiniti boss bails out...

Wed May 04, 2016 1:49 am

RonDawg wrote:But then they lost their way again, and this stupid "call everything a Q-something" naming scheme just made it worse.

Yes, the Q everything scheme was stupid. I wonder if Nysschen will get fired from Cadillac.

I came across http://247wallst.com/autos/2016/05/03/c ... sell-cars/ "Cadillac April sales dropped 28.9% to 11,236. Sales for the first four months of 2016 fell 11.5% to 46,869."

http://online.wsj.com/mdc/public/page/2 ... sales.html says that GM sales for that month were only down 3.5% and 1.0% YTD.
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Re: Another Infiniti boss bails out...

Wed May 04, 2016 1:49 am

Whoops... sorry for dupe post. Can't delete my own post.

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Re: Another Infiniti boss bails out...

Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:43 am

cwerdna wrote:
RonDawg wrote:But then they lost their way again, and this stupid "call everything a Q-something" naming scheme just made it worse.

Yes, the Q everything scheme was stupid. I wonder if Nysschen will get fired from Cadillac.

I came across http://247wallst.com/autos/2016/05/03/c ... sell-cars/ "Cadillac April sales dropped 28.9% to 11,236. Sales for the first four months of 2016 fell 11.5% to 46,869."

http://online.wsj.com/mdc/public/page/2 ... sales.html says that GM sales for that month were only down 3.5% and 1.0% YTD.

He's out from Cadillac.

Cadillac head Johan de Nysschen abruptly leaves GM
https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ ... 528304002/

GM abruptly replaces head of Cadillac brand
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-gm-c ... SKBN1HP2L5

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