How would you feel if one of the most anxiously awaited automotive arrivals in recent history were just swiped from your showroom floor?
dealers are reacting to Carlos Ghosn’s
last week that the
, the latest iteration of the company’s Skyline
designed for total global consumption, would be sold in the U.S. with a
hood ornament. Ghosn cited the fact that brand's North American operations couldn’t prove the Infiniti emblem on the GT-R’s hood would generate more sales or profits.
Infiniti sales were down a sharp 9 percent in the first quarter of the year and
were hoping the GT-R would fill out the brand’s narrow lineup (four cars, two SUVs), as well as be a halo vehicle around which the company could rally. All is not lost, however, as the
sedan that debuted at the
NY auto show
last week was received very well by the press.
[Source: Automotive News via AutoWeek]