The Cadillac CT4 for the Chinese market is essentially identical to the version sold in the United States and Canada. While it has less to offer in the way of engine and transmission options, it has the same exterior and interior styling and the same available trim levels.
There’s one subtle difference between the Chinese market Cadillac CT4 and the one we have here in North America, though. Our sister site, Cadillac Society, obtained a product presentation slide for the Chinese-spec CT4 (above) that indicates the vehicle has an additional USB slot, with two up front and two in the rear. A North America-spec model, by comparison, only has three ports in total, with two up front and one in the rear.
So why did Cadillac decide to give Chinese CT4 buyers an additional USB slot? In China, luxury car buyers are much more likely to sit in the back seat of their own vehicle and hire a chauffeur to drive them around. That means the CT4’s back seat is much more likely to be in frequent use in China than it is in the United States, hence the additional USB slot.
Somewhat strangely, the presentation slide indicates the additional USB port in the Chinese-spec Cadillac CT4 is located in the headliner, rather than on the rear of the center console or another more customary position. It’s not clear where in the headliner it is positioned, though we imagine it’s located somewhere in the center of the roof so it can be accessed by passengers sitting on either side of the vehicle.
The rest of the Chinese-spec Cadillac CT4 should be familiar to North American Cadillac fans. The sedan is offered in base-level Luxury trim, along with the better-equipped Premium Luxury and Sport trims, as per Cadillac’s Y trim level strategy. The only available engine is GM’s turbocharged 2.0L LSY four-cylinder, which is good for 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The automaker’s eight-speed automatic is also the only transmission option, though AWD is available. GM does not offer the optional 2.7L L3B four-cylinder and 10-speed automatic transmission in the CT4 in China.