Cadillac’s third-generation CTS sedan has been available in the U.S. market for more than a few months now, but now General Motors is rolling it out in the highly pivotal Chinese market.
With the Auto China 2014 show approaching, Cadillac gave word that it would be debuting its 5-Series fighter. This is not the first time Chinese consumers have been able to purchase this vehicle, as the first-gen CTS first hit their market in 2004. The Chinese-market CTS is nearly identical to the American offering, but one keynote difference is the transmission offered with the 2.0L turbo-four and 3.6L V6: an unusual 6-speed automated manual. We think something was lost in translation, and we’re pretty sure it’s the same six-speed auto found in America’s CTS.
Note, however, there Cadillac currently has no plans to develop a long-wheelbase version of the CTS for the chauffer-friendly Chinese market. Pricing for the Chinese-market CTS has yet to be released, but based on the prices of the previous generation CTS in China, one could safely guess around 450-475,000 Yuan or more.