Page 2 of 2

Re: Another Infiniti boss bails out...

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:45 pm
by RonDawg
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.

Source: http://www.goodcarbadcar.net/2014/07/us ... kings.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Another Infiniti boss bails out...

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:35 pm
by TomT
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.

Re: Another Infiniti boss bails out...

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:19 pm
by evnow
Acura, Audi sold about 150k and Infiniti 120k. Not that different ...

BMW, Lexus & MB all sold over 250k.

Re: Another Infiniti boss bails out...

Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:25 pm
by cwerdna
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/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;.

Re: Another Infiniti boss bails out...

Posted: Wed May 04, 2016 1:49 am
by cwerdna
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.

Re: Another Infiniti boss bails out...

Posted: Wed May 04, 2016 1:49 am
by cwerdna
Whoops... sorry for dupe post. Can't delete my own post.

Re: Another Infiniti boss bails out...

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:43 am
by cwerdna
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

Re: Another Infiniti boss bails out...

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:35 am
by cwerdna
Oddly. Johan de Nysschen is back at VW. I stumbled across that fact at https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a3 ... ype-drive/.

I just found https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a2925 ... en-vw-coo/. Will he screw up VW too?