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.
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.
This report was written in collaboration with our sister publication, Cadillac Society.