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China-made Cadillac XT5 hits the Chinese car market

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The China-made Cadillac XT5 has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 359.000 yuan and ends at 539.900 yuan ($55.700 – 83.500). The XT5 is manufactured by the Shanghai-GM joint venture, it has the same size as the North American version.

The touch screen is 8 inch, rather small for 2016. It maybe small but it comes with quite some tech: it runs on a localized version of GM’s IntelliLink infotainment system,  including a ‘4G LTE’ wifi hotspot that can connect up to seven devices within 700 square meters from the vehicle, Apple CarPlay, Baidu CarLife (allows the on-board infotainment system to work with popular Baidu apps), and wireless charging for mobile devices. It is the same system that is also fitted in the new Buick LaCrosse.

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Power comes from a 2.0 turbocharged four in two variants: the ’25T’ with 250hp and 400nm, and the ’28T’ with 269hp and again with 400nm. Transmission is an eight-speed automatic. The 25T is front-wheel drive, the 28T is four-wheel drive.

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The Shanghai-GM badge on the back.

The Cadillac XT5 will compete with fine cars such as the Mercedes-Benz GLC, the Audi Q5, the Volvo XC60, and the Lincoln MKC.




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