Despite lowering expectations
for its Euro-only BLS sedan all the way down to around 7,000 to 10,000 units annually, it appears Cadillac
was still a bit too optimistic with the car's chances for success in the old country. The FWD sedan that's based on the Saab 9-3
and built alongside the Swede in the company's Trollhatan factory has sold a little over 400 units after being on sale since April, with the month of May being its first full sales month. Trollhatan has slowed its production of the car down to 30 units a week. When the BLS launched the factory was producing that many cars per day
. At this pace GM
is on track to produce only 1,560 cars a year, a number well off any of GM's original targets. Despite the slow start, the BLS is still the best selling Cadillac in Europe so far this year. The BLS has also been fairly well received by the European automotive press and dealers
are reporting many requests for test drives, so don't count out Cadillac's chances for success in Europe just yet.
Thanks to Ulf for the tip and translating the original source from Swedish.
[Source: Ekonomi & Politik]