While the future of the Cadillac CT6 in North America is a little murky at the moment, the car is charging forward abroad, with the Chinese-built Cadillac CT6 having been launched in Myanmar recently.
The car will be imported from China by the exclusive importer and distributor for Chevrolet vehicles in the country, Pacific Alpine Myanmar. All Cadillac CT6s sent to the country from China will feature the 3.6-liter V6 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Asian market Cadillac CT6 is built at a plant just outside of Shanghai know as Cadillac Jinqiao or Shanghai-GM Jinqiao. The CT6 was the first-ever vehicle to be built at the plant, with production commencing in January of 2016, shortly after the plant’s opening earlier in the month.
Full-size luxury sedans with lots of rear passenger space are still a common vehicle type in China, although crossovers and SUVs are beginning to become more popular as well. In addition to the Cadillac CT6, the Cadillac XTS will also remain in production there for the foreseeable future, despite it being discontinued in the U.S.
While GM previously named the CT6 as one of the sedans it would kill off as part of its restructuring plan, company president Mark Reuss and Cadillac President Steve Carlisle have both indicated that CT6 production could shift elsewhere. The automaker has also considered importing the sedan from China for sale in the United States, although ongoing US..-China trade tensions could put a stop to that plan.
Source: MM Biz Today