At Detroit Homecoming last week, General Motors CEO Mary Barra chatted with Crain’s Detroit Business Publisher Mary Kramer about her tumultuous year, saying that GM is taking a “zero defect mentality” after its experience with defective ignition switches and supposed organizational issues that prevented the automaker from addressing the switch properly.
“I can’t turn the clock back…(but we can) make sure it never happens again. We’ve made substantial changes on how we engineer vehicles and we’re well on our way, we want to have the safest vehicles in the industry,” said Barra.
Barra also made mention of the recently announced Cadillac flagship, which is set to start production by the end of next year. The new Cadillac, set to be built in GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant, will be loaded with the latest automotive technologies, but Barra wouldn’t give a hint regarding a model name or price.