The Chinese are coming. Again. Following the announcement of the 2016 Buick Envision heading to North America from China, General Motors and Cadillac have confirmed the 2016 CT6 PHEV will also be imported from China.
For the record, before the comment section fills, the 2016 Cadillac CT6 is already being built in the United States. The 2016 CT6 PHEV, however, is expected to be a much stronger seller in China than North America. Therefore, the strategical decision to import the PHEV model was made.
Uwe Ellinghaus, Cadillac CMO, confirmed the news at the 2016 North American International Auto Show, according to Bloomberg, where he said the CT6 PHEV would be built only at only one factory in China.
Chinese tariffs make importing vehicle into the country extremely expensive, therefore, many automakers have set up shop locally. The news also shows much faith placed in the quality of GM factories in China with the 2016 Envision and 2016 CT6 PHEV