Spy shots showing the 2014 Cadillac CTS testing in China. The new CTS debuted on the New York Auto Show in March, debut in China is expected for the Chengdu Auto Show in September. The Cadillac CTS will be imported into China first, but local production in GM’s new Chinese Cadillac factory will happen within the next few years.
Big chromed grille will appeal to Chinese car buyers.
The China-bound CTS will be available with three engines: 2.0 turbo with 276hp, 3.6 V6 with 325hp, and with the new twin-turbo 3.6 V6 with 410 horses. The Cadillac CTS will try to compete with the Audi A6L, the BMW 5Li, and the Mercedes-Benz E Class L. All these vehicles however are made in China and are thus cheaper that the CTS will be. Serious competition can only start with a locally made CTS.