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    Made In China Caddy CT6 To Be Sold in US. Who's In?

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    The CT6 is to be assembled in two factories, one here in the U.S. and another in China. Ellinghaus said that to avoid Chinese tariffs on imported vehicles, Cadillac will build the plug-in—a model created in part for the Chinese market—at the Chinese facility. (We’re awaiting confirmation of Ellinghaus’ comments from a Cadillac representative.) As Bloomberg points out, the move to import the CT6 plug-in shows that General Motors must think build quality at its Chinese factories has risen to meet Americans’ standards, especially after the automaker announced it would source the mid-size Buick Envision crossover from China, too. Every nonhybrid CT6 is expected to originate here in America.
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    I'm out

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    Re: Made In China Caddy CT6 To Be Sold in US. Who's In?

    It sounds like since the Chinese market is the primary market for the CT6 hybrid the decision was made to develop them all there. If you produce them in the US and ship them to China you get hit with a tax, however if you build them in China and ship them here you don't. What percentage of total CT6 sales in the US will be of the hybrid model? I don't see this as being too big of a deal honestly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadkillz View Post
    It sounds like since the Chinese market is the primary market for the CT6 hybrid the decision was made to develop them all there. If you produce them in the US and ship them to China you get hit with a tax, however if you build them in China and ship them here you don't. What percentage of total CT6 sales in the US will be of the hybrid model? I don't see this as being too big of a deal honestly.
    We should hit them with a Huge tax too

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadkillz View Post
    It sounds like since the Chinese market is the primary market for the CT6 hybrid the decision was made to develop them all there. If you produce them in the US and ship them to China you get hit with a tax, however if you build them in China and ship them here you don't. What percentage of total CT6 sales in the US will be of the hybrid model? I don't see this as being too big of a deal honestly.
    it is even worse NON Chinese "new energy" cars can NOT use the state built charging stations

    as for the articles question about quality I would expect the Chinese ones to be as good or BETTER then the American ones as EVERYBODY involved KNOWS ONE mistake and it will BLOW UP in GM's face so all eyes will be MAKING SURE it is of top quality

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    Re: Made In China Caddy CT6 To Be Sold in US. Who's In?

    We've known this for a long time now. In fact, the subject C&D article is more than a year old, dated January 15, 2016. In addition, the article states "Every nonhybrid CT6 is expected to originate here in America." Meaning, just the plug-in hybrid variant will be imported. Again, we've known all this was happening essentially since the model's introduction.
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    We should hit them with a Huge tax too
    Here is the issue with that, we would actually be hitting our own companies with a tax as it is really US companies that produce over there (something around 50% of our trade deficit with China is inter company trade). For this reason when it gets down to it you will never see Washington actually make such a move because of lobbying. On the flip side if you did that then US companies will just shift even faster to South East Asia (where they are starting to go to now for lower cost compared to China).

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    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    it is even worse NON Chinese "new energy" cars can NOT use the state built charging stations

    as for the articles question about quality I would expect the Chinese ones to be as good or BETTER then the American ones as EVERYBODY involved KNOWS ONE mistake and it will BLOW UP in GM's face so all eyes will be MAKING SURE it is of top quality
    You say that, you would think that, sadly you may be shocked.....

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    He'll gladly forget all the Chinese transgressions and campaign promises about doing something about them for the sake of our economy, for all that help we're getting on North Korea.

    It's nice he's decided for us that those jobs he promised can be Dealed Away, and that evil China isn't a currency manipulator and a Job Stealer after all.

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    They are still freely trading with them, up a huge percentage over last year, and N.K. is still launching missiles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z284ever View Post
    Every non-hybrid CT6 originates here in America.
    Fixed that.
    There are very few cars involved here... 52 available nationwide on AutoTrader.
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    Not the first time GM has made a mistake. Makes sense not to tool up here for what will be a model with limited sales potential but I seriously doubt build quality will be anything to write home about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theamcguy View Post
    Not the first time GM has made a mistake. Makes sense not to tool up here for what will be a model with limited sales potential but I seriously doubt build quality will be anything to write home about.
    I've sat in a couple of Envisions and they were screwed together well.
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    I wouldn't have a problem with it. The problem I have is the lack promotion of this model.

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    Re: Made In China Caddy CT6 To Be Sold in US. Who's In?

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    I seriously doubt build quality will be anything to write home about.
    Is build quality of the conventional CT6 assembled at Detroit/Hamtramck Assembly anything to write about?

    CT6 assembled at the SAIC-GM Jinqiao plant in Shanghai won't be any worse in that respect, and may in fact be better. The Jinqiao plant is newer and is free of UAW influence.
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