2013 Cadillac XTS To Be Built In China In 2012
Speaking at the Beijing Auto Show, GM took the opportunity to make the announcement that Cadillac’s new XTS will commence production in China this year. The vehicle which was planned to be built exclusively at the Oshawa Assembly Plant in Ontario will now also be built in China with the company’s joint venture partner Shanghai General Motors.
The 2013 Cadillac XTS is expected to go on sale in China by the fourth quarter this year. The plan to introduce the XTS to the Chinese market may do General Motors a whole lot of good, since the country shows a lot of love for luxury cars. Moreover, the demand for vehicles with large rear seats in the country is quite evident.
If the XTS does manage to come out with a good track record in China, it will improve Cadillac’s image as a provider of cars belonging to the premium segment. So far, sales have been just on the average side, with just 68 dealers and 30,000 cars delivered to customers last year. But this is set to change, as can be seen in sales this year – a 35 per cent increase over the previous year. The China-only version of the SLS Executive Sedan was the first Cadillac to be manufactured in China, back in 2006.