New spy shots showing the Cadillac ATS sedan testing in China. The Cadillac ATS will be launched on the Chinese car market in the second half of this year. The ATS will initially be imported into China, and local production is expected to start in 2014 in GM’s new Cadillac plant in Shanghai.
Price of the imported Cadillac ATS will start around 300.000 yuan, too expensive to compete seriously with the China-made Audi A4L, BMW 3Li, Mercedes C-Class and the upcoming Volvo S60L. The locally-made ATS will be about 25% cheaper and start around 240.000 yuan. The Cadillac ATS will be made in China by the Shanghai-GM joint venture.
The imported ATS will be powered by a 270hp 2.0 turbo and a 318hp V6. The locally-made ATS will get these engine and will also become available with a naturally aspirated 2.0, which will bring the price down to some 220.000 yuan.