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With Caddy CT6 Plug-In, GM to Add 2nd Made-in-China Model

GM’s luxury arm continues to expand product portfolio.

by on Jan.15, 2016

GM will import its new Cadillac CT6 plug-in electric hybrid from the company's plant in Shanghai.

General Motors will add a second Chinese-made model to its North American portfolio, the maker has revealed.

Following the launch of the Chinese-made Buick Envision this coming summer, the Cadillac brand will begin importing the plug-in hybrid version of its new CT6 sedan from a plant in Shanghai. That’s not entirely a surprise, several observers said, considering China’s increasing push to replace conventional gas models with cleaner, electrified powertrains.

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The CT6 is the new flagship sedan for the brand, slotting above the current CTS. It is one of at least a half-dozen new offerings the luxury brand plans to launch before the end of the decade, though an even more upscale four-door is in the works, as well as three all-new SUV models. (more…)

Cadillac Brings XTS Platinum Hybrid Concept to Beijing Motor Show

Caddy puts a green spin on its platinum sedan.

by on Apr.22, 2010

Platinum goes green? The 2010 Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept showing in Beijing uses a hybrid powertrain.

What was once an insignificant auto show on the edge of the automotive world is rapidly becoming a place where the industry’s leading players are pulling out all the stops.

So, no surprise to see General Motors’ high-line brand take what will soon become its flagship sedan to the 2010 Beijing Motor Show, here putting an even more exclusive patina on the new model in the form of the Cadillac XTS Platinum Hybrid Concept.

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The “base” XTS made its debut a little more than three months ago, at the Detroit Auto Show.  The rear-drive sedan is, for the moment, still described as just a concept vehicle, but it is, in reality, due to hit market in 2012 as the replacement for both the old STS and DTS models that had served as Cadillac’s biggest and most expensive sedans.