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Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid to Arrive in U.S. with “Made in China” Label

| Cadillac, China, Hybrid, USA | January 16, 2016

Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid to Arrive in U.S. with “Made in China” Label

A Chinese Cadillac? Sold in the U.S.? It’s about to happen, as the brand’s chief marketing officer Uwe Ellinghaus told Bloomberg that the CT6 plug-in-hybrid sedan will only be built in China, and thus will be exported to the U.S. when it goes on sale later in 2016.

The CT6 is to be assembled in two factories, one here in the U.S. and another in China. Ellinghaus said that to avoid Chinese tariffs on imported vehicles, Cadillac will build the plug-in—a model created in part for the Chinese market—at the Chinese facility. As Bloomberg points out, the move to import the CT6 plug-in shows that General Motors must think build quality at its Chinese factories has risen to meet Americans’ standards, especially after the automaker announced it would source the mid-size Buick Envision crossover from China, too. Every non-hybrid CT6 is expected to originate in America.

(Source: Car And Driver.com)