Spy shots showing an undisguised Cadillac ATS sedan in China. The Cadillac ATS will be launched on the Chinese car market late this year, price will start around 300.000 yuan.The ATS will be imported into China until local production begins in early 2015.
The 300.000 yuan price tag makes the Cadillac ATS too expensive to seriously compete 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, giving it a much better chance on the mid-size sedan battlefield. The China-made ATS will debut on the April 2015 Shanghai Auto Show and sales will start soon after that, it will be made by the Shanghai-GM joint venture.
The imported ATS will be powered by a 204hp 2.5, a 270hp 2.0 turbo and a 318hp 3.6 liter V6. The locally-made ATS will get all these engines as well, plus a naturally aspirated 2.0 with about 170 horses which will cost around 220.000 yuan. The 2.0 is not available in the US-spec ATS.