After completing its first year of sale in the world’s largest auto market, the new Cadillac CT5 enters its second model year in China, where the midsize sedan achieves its highest sales volume. General Motors just launched the 2021 Cadillac CT5 range to capitalize on the growing popularity of the model among luxury-minded customers in the Asian country, which registered a new sales record in December.
SAIC-GM, the automaker’s main joint venture in China, announced that in the last month of 2020 alone, it sold 6,481 units of the Cadillac CT5. This figure represents the highest sales total that the CT5 has recorded in the Chinese market since its local launch in late 2019, selling almost four times more than the average 1,712 units per month delivered during the fourth quarter of 2020 in the United States.
Building on this significant momentum, the company is introducing a bunch of enhancements to the 2021 Cadillac CT5 for the Chinese market, which is manufactured at the Cadillac Jinqiao plant, to strengthen its competitiveness and keep it current in the highly contested luxury sedan D-segment. The new features of the 2021 CT5 focus mainly on its technology and connectivity content.
Like the North American model, the 2021 Cadillac CT5 arrives in China with a next-generation technology package. This includes the latest iteration of the Cadillac User Experience infotainment system, with support for wireless Apple CarPlay and Android-based local services, as well as a new fully digital, 12-inch LCD driver instrument panel.
These changes, couples with the benefits of the innovative Global B electronic architecture and OnStar’s advanced connectivity services, make the 2021 Cadillac CT5 one of the most technologically comprehensive models in its class. And unlike all its main rivals in the segment, the CT5 includes them as standard in the Premium Luxury and Sport trim levels.
The 2021 Cadillac CT5 is now available across the brand’s entire network of official dealerships in China, with a total of six variants to meet the needs of a wide and diverse range of customers. As with each of the brand’s models in the country, all versions of the 2021 CT5 are equipped with the turbocharged 2.0L LSY inline-four engine, producing 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
The starting prices for the 2021 Cadillac CT5 in the Chinese market are as follows:
- 2021 CT5: 279,700 CNY (about $43,180 USD at current exchange rate)
- 2021 CT5 Luxury: 289,700 CNY ($44,730 USD)
- 2021 CT5 Premium Luxury: 294,700 CNY ($45,490 USD)
- 2021 CT5 Sport: 299,700 CNY ($46,270 USD)
- 2021 CT5 Platinum Luxury: 309,700 CNY ($47,810 USD)
- 2021 CT5 Platinum Sport: 341,700 CNY ($52,750 USD)