General Motors’ Chinese subsidiary, Shanghai GM, has announced the launch of a new variant of the Cadillac XTS full-size sedan in China. The XTS, which went on sale in North America last year, joins Cadillac’s existing portfolio of sedans in the country, which includes both the CTS and compact ATS.
For 2014, the XTS adds the 2.0-liter turbocharged LTG four pot to slot below the 3.6-liter LFX V6. The smaller 2.0-liter engine has been reworked to help move the big sedan along, and is producing 295 lb-ft of torque in the XTS.
The Chinese-market XTS retains much of the same features as the domestic market XTS, including Bose Active Noise Cancellation, Brembo high-performance brakes and GM’s Magnetic Ride Control suspension system. It also features Cadillac’s CUE infotainment system, which has been changed based on feedback from Chinese customers over the past year. CUE in China will now come with Sougou Pinyin Chinese handwriting recognition, which allows users to input Chinese characters by writing it with their finger on the screen.
The Cadillac XTS is available now at Chinese Cadillac dealerships. Prices range from RMB 499,900 ($80,764 US) for the entry-level “28T” Platinum Edition to RMB 569,900 ($92,073 US) for the “36S” Platinum Edition.