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Published on January 22nd, 2016 | by James Ayre

2017 Cadillac CT6 Hybrid to be Made in China

January 22nd, 2016 by  
 

China is a hugely important market for GM. As such, one might think it obvious that the company’s upcoming 2017 Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid model will be sold in China as well as in the US. With China continuing to put an emphasis on green vehicles, most analysts believe that Cadillac’s hybrid sales will be much higher there than in the US market. That desire to push the model overseas coupled with cheap Chinese labor and low gas prices in the US has led GM to make something of a historic decision: the Cadillac CT6 hybrid will be manufactured in China, and then shipped back into the US for sale.

 

2017 Cadillac CT6 Hybrid to be Made in China, Shipped to US


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Considering that many Americans prefer to buy American-made products when possible, it also seems likely that Cadillac CT6 PHEV sales in the US will be lowered somewhat by the decision to manufacture the model in China rather than in the US.

That said, I suppose that some would-be buyers will just end up purchasing the American-made conventional version of the car instead of the Chinese-made Cadillac CT6 hybrid version- assuming the “Buy American!” crowd bothers to shop for Cadillacs at all, knowing that some models are “Made in China”.

Asia One Transport provides more insight on GM’s latest move:

    GM’s move to sell the two Chinese-made vehicles shows that the company is confident in the quality of the products that are produced on the mainland.

    “Longer term, we should see more of this because GM’s Chinese operations have every capability required to provide cars for North America,” Eric Noble, president of CarLab, a consulting firm in Orange, California, told Bloomberg. “They would import here instead of from Europe because Chinese consumer tastes align more closely to American tastes than Europe’s ever did.”

 

Originally published by EV Obsession; shout-out to Eric on the GM Volt board.





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  • Steve Hanley

    Americans used to sneer at European made cars. Then they sneered at Japanese made cars. After that, they sneered at Korean made cars. Now they sneer at Chinese made cars.

    Does anyone see a pattern here?

    • Rick Danger

      We like to sneer? 🙂

      • Steve Hanley

        Yes, we do. And we are rather good at it! ; – )

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