The Cadillac XTS And ATS Are Still In Production In This Market6
Production of the Cadillac ATS ended earlier this year, when the final example, a Silver Ice Metallic ATS Coupe, rolled off the production line at General Motors’ Lansing Grand River production facility back in July.
The Cadillac XTS is no longer in production, either, with the last XTS rolling off the line at GM’s Oshawa Assembly plant in Ontario earlier this month. Oshawa Assembly will shut down before the end of the year, with GM set to convert a section of the plant into a parts production and stamping facility and use some of the land there to build a new autonomous vehicle test track.
But while XTS production has ended in North America, it has yet to stop in China, with the sedan continuing to roll off the production line at the Jinqiao Plant just outside of Shanghai. The same is true for the Cadillac ATS, as examples of the long-wheelbase Cadillac ATS-L are still being produced at Jinqiao.
This won’t be the case for much longer, though. As Cadillac China spokesperson David Ni told our sister site, Cadillac Society, production of both vehicles will come to an end once newer, more up-to-date Cadillac sedans enter production at Jinqiao.
“The production of the XTS and ATS-L will be switched to CT5 and CT4 according to their launch cadence in China,” Ni told Cadillac Society.
While Chinese production of the XTS and ATS-L will come to an end shortly, Chinese customers will still be able to buy new examples of the two sedans from dealerships for the near future, albeit in an increasingly limited fashion as supply slowly dwindles. This is also the case in North America—there are still new XTS and ATS sedans for sale at Cadillac dealers, it’s just that additional new models aren’t being built.
Cadillac China will no longer need the XTS and ATS-L, as it will essentially have all segments covered off with the CT4, CT5 and CT6. This is also true in the U.S., with these same models covering off all the major sedan segments.
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This report was written in collaboration with our sister publication, Cadillac Society.
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One can only imagine if China’s XTS had access to engine options like the Twin-Turbo 3.0L DOHC-4v V6; then again, the US market could have benefit from a XTS hybrid featuring the 275 hp 2.0L DOHC-4v 4-cyl turbo matched with a 200 hp electric motor.
Eve though the U.S market is nothing but crossovers and SUV’s thereis still a few of us that like big luxury cars as well . I went to my Caddy dealership to look at purchasing a CT6 , the update looks amazing to me . My salesman toldme that when production of the car ends here in the States it will still be available , with a ” Made in China ” label .
That’s breaking news and pretty much what I figured. Another in a long line of sad days for Cadillac.
While GM and Cadillac have done a very successful bang up job of mucking up the reputation of the CT6, where it’s assembled is of little importance in terms of it’s engineering. Only thing is the perception of the ‘made in China’ label if it were to be imported here. It’s the same car whether built here or there.
I own a 2014 XTS-V w/ 47K miles. It has always been quiet, reliable and fun to drive. In Texas you need a car with long legs. With premium fuel at under $3, ,it’s a trade off. The days of the large, comfortable and affordable sedans seems to be waning. Sad.
Other than an order, when will the ct5 be in the showrooms? The wait since the NY Auto show has been long. Can’t wait to get the new ct5 sport. Let’s go Cadillac send them to the showrooms!