Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen – who certainly seems plenty busy enough – very recently took the time to participate in an “Ask Me Anything” session on Jalopnik, covering everything from Cadillac’s future diesel plans, its possible return to right-hand drive markets, and even what happened to the six distinctive “ducks” from some of the automaker’s retired emblems.
(Note: Johan keeps them in his personal bathroom.)
In all of his responses, we find Mr. Johan de Nysschen to be just as funny and charming as we could ever hope. And, we love casual, candid community conversations like the kind offered by “Ask Me Anything” sessions; they address some of the popular concerns of the average could-be customer, and allow persons like Mr. de Nysschen the ability to speak directly and frankly to the harshest of critics.
Probably the most enlightening of Mr. de Nysschen’s responses – with the exception of his lengthy answer to the question of “Why move to NYC?” – is when Jalopnik user ToadyTwoStep asks the Cadillac President about the possibility of an XLR-like halo car arriving on the market. Says de Nysschen: “I think in the fullness of time, we will get around to developing a high-performance, very-emotive sports car as a halo for the Cadillac brand. But we have so many projects to occupy us through 2020 that this will have to wait a little while.”
Hear that? A Cadillac XLR 2.0 could come along within the next decade!