Chinese-Built Cadillac CT6 Now Being Sold In Myanmar10
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
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Last year, the CT6 outsold the Lexus LS, Lexus GS, Infiniti Q70, Jaguar XF, Jaguar XJ, Audi A6, Audi A7, the G80, the G90, the Audi A8, and BMW 7 series.
If GM wants to cancel it, I think I am done with them. They need to love production to Lansing and start building a crossover on that chassis.
GM places unrealistic expectations on a car, make little to no effort to market it, don’t bother making secondary or tertiary models (like a coupe or wagon) then cancel it without considering the long term impacts to the brand and the customers.
They are doing it to the Camaro now and will probably do it again to the now more expensive C8 Corvette.
Everything but the Silverado is at risk for cancellation by these idiots.
The CT6 is not being discontinued its just bad reporting from a crappy foreign news paper, jeez girls, get down from the cross…..
Myanmar? But not the United States? Not Cadillac’s home market? I fail to understand the logic. The car out-sells many rivals here although admittedly it isn’t a big volume seller like GM usually insists upon. More importantly though, what is Cadillac without a full-size sedan? It’s what they were known for in their glory days and CT6 adds immense cachet to the brand and is easily the best Cadillac offered today. It makes no sense that they appear to be dropping it from their US lineup.
They make a great car, it outsells its European and Japanese rivals, but then they cancel it because they want to focus on crossovers?
Except that they aren’t focusing on crossovers. All Cadillac crossovers are based on mainstream, low rent platforms with the same wheelbase, engine, and power train as Chevrolet and Buick. If they were focusing on crossovers, they’d be competing with the new Mercedes GLE or BMW X7. They certainly won’t be with the XT6 or XT5.
What the hell are they doing over there? An EV crossover? Where are those at? Will they cancel those two after a few years because they aren’t outselling the Equinox or CR-V?
I like the CT5. If it outsells the Lexus IS, Lexus GS, Mercedes C Class, and Audi A4, will they also cancel that too to focus on finding themselves?
GM will be gone soon. They’ll make a great car and then never market it. If they do, it’s either “real people” or “that’s not a Buick”. Wanna see good US marketing? Look at Dodge. Or One of the best ads ever was from Jeep in like 2011 called “The things we make, make us”. The only good ad GM has had in years is the Little bit Country and a little bit rock and roll ad. Do more stuff like that.
Yet another moron maneuver by General Motors CEO Mary Barra who simply doesn’t seem to know what the heck she’s doing, she invest tens of millions to develop the Cadillac CT6 yet China sells and exports it while the CT6 production may stop as one has to wonder whether it’s in General Motors best interest to keep Barra as who knows what’s next.. the C8 Corvette will be cancelled in 2025 and to be replaced by a high performance electric vehicle.
she needs to resign period and let GM clean up it’s own mess.
I just saw a CT5 today and its very sharp. It was even in white. I think the Cadillac dealer just got one in or its demo. But the pictures do not do that car justice at all. Hoping its very successful.
Any idea what the expected yearly sales would be in Myranmar?
Their yearly average income is $1140 usd per person. Other than marketing to political dignitaries and a handful of oligarchs, it’s hard to imagine more than, what, 200 sales per year …
Try maybe 20 per year. Why would anyone wealthy buy a Chinese Cadillac over a BMW or Mercedes??