Cadillac Begins XTS Production in China for China

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    Cadillac Begins XTS Production in China for China

    Cadillac Begins XTS Production in China for China
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    February 25, 2013


    Cadillac this week began production of the new XTS luxury sedan in China, the latest and most important milestone in the brand’s growth in the world’s largest auto market.

    Shanghai joins Oshawa, Ontario, as an assembly location for the XTS, marking the brand’s biggest step in its expansion since arriving in China in 2006.

    “We are reaching the next level of Cadillac growth in China,” said Bob Ferguson, vice president Global Cadillac. “This expansion in localized assembly for our brand in China coincides with the strong momentum of our new product portfolio and significant growth in the dealer network.”

    Cadillac China’s dealer network has grown to more than 150 locations, roughly doubling in the past year. It is planned to reach 250 outlets in the next two years. The brand sold 30,000 vehicles in China in 2012 with a goal of topping 100,000 annually by 2015.

    The Cadillac XTS marks an important addition to China, redefining the large luxury sedan via advanced technology such as standard Magnetic Ride Control, the breakthrough CUE system for connectivity and control and advanced safety systems.

    The elegant and spacious interior of the XTS is a good fit in China, where luxurious space is highly valued.

    Local assembly and a smaller displacement 2.0L Turbo powertrain in the XTS help the car reach a more compelling market position in China.

    “We’re poised to move to the next level,” Ferguson said. “Growth in the Chinese market is essential to any top-level luxury auto brand, and it boosts our brand and our business everywhere including in the U.S.”

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    Re: Cadillac Begins XTS Production in China for China

    The U.S. government needs to fix the free trade agreement, China is not fair in there laws about the lack of tariffs only for cars made in China. helps there employment at the cost jobs in America.

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    Re: Cadillac Begins XTS Production in China for China

    I've seen just two here in Tampa, both on the road so it was a glimpse each time. But what struck me, plus in videos, is how much I liked the stance and proportions, even though I was one of those whiners who in pics found it underwhelming. I look forward to my first walk around of a parked one.
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    Re: Cadillac Begins XTS Production in China for China

    I suppose this is the end of the SLS, then?

    I wonder if the Chinese XTS will come with a rear console and bucket seat option like SLS did?
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    Re: Cadillac Begins XTS Production in China for China

    Next off the line will be the new Cimmaron...








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    Re: Cadillac Begins XTS Production in China for China

    Well done Cadillac! Now to expand the lineup with ATS, CTS, Escalade, alpha crossovers, SL fighter, CLS fighter, etc.

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    Re: Cadillac Begins XTS Production in China for China

    Monaro That is just cruel lol!

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    Re: Cadillac Begins XTS Production in China for China

    Sheepishly I will have to say that chop doesn't look half bad.

    I wonder if they will offer a LWB for China. Is a LWB even possible with that chassis?
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    Re: Cadillac Begins XTS Production in China for China

    Quote Originally Posted by LetsRace View Post
    Well done Cadillac! Now to expand the lineup with ATS, CTS, Escalade, alpha crossovers, SL fighter, CLS fighter, etc.
    CLS is probably at the bottom of the list. Poor backseat dimensions, low volume. Escalade is coming anyway and crossovers are infinitely more likely.

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    Re: Cadillac Begins XTS Production in China for China

    The problem for Lincoln is that their execs stated that they won't start Chinese production until they achieve a certain volume of sales, but in order to achieve that volume, they need Chinese production in order to avoid the high tariff and keep their prices competitive (otherwise, buyers will just opt for BMW, Audi, Cadillac, etc.).

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    Re: Cadillac Begins XTS Production in China for China

    Does anyone know if there is any substantive difference betwen the American and Chinese versions of the XTS?
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    Re: Cadillac Begins XTS Production in China for China

    Quote Originally Posted by megeebee View Post
    Does anyone know if there is any substantive difference betwen the American and Chinese versions of the XTS?
    Yeah, it will be better then what is offered over here.

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    Re: Cadillac Begins XTS Production in China for China

    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro View Post
    I suppose this is the end of the SLS, then?

    I wonder if the Chinese XTS will come with a rear console and bucket seat option like SLS did?
    Looks like it...only 1 units sold in January.
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    Re: Cadillac Begins XTS Production in China for China

    Based on the differences of other models between here and their, most likely finishes and convenience features. Especially those in the back seat.
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    Re: Cadillac Begins XTS Production in China for China

    Quote Originally Posted by Motors Man View Post
    Yeah, it will be better then what is offered over here.
    Ya? How?


    By the way I went to the Cadillac/China site. They offer even fewer colors than they do here. The interior seems to be the same as ours too.

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