Cadillac presents new CT4 and celebrates delivery of more than 1 million vehicles in China7. November 2019
At an event last week in Beijing, Cadillac presented its latest model for China, the CT4 sedan. It also celebrated the sale and delivery of more than 1 million vehicles since its launch in 2013. The CT4 will be available from the beginning of next year. In China, Cadillac currently sells the CT6, normal and long versions of the XTS as well as the crossover and SUV models XT4, XT5, XT6 and Escalade.
The 2020 model of the CT4 positions itself alongside Mercedes, Audi and BMW as the entry into the luxury class. In the USA, the entry-level model of the CT4 with $33,990 is somewhat cheaper than its main competitors Audi A3 and Mercedes A-Class, but its external dimensions are more similar to those of a BMW 3 Series. The basic engine is a 2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 237 hp (177 kW), the Sport and Premium versions include a 2.7-litre turbocharged engine, also with 4 cylinders in row, which delivers 309 hp (230 kW). An eight or ten-speed automatic transmission is used for power transmission. As standard, all CT4 variants are equipped with a keyless entry system, start button, a high-end audio system and a high-resolution rear view camera. Additional features are available at an extra charge.
A GM spokesman announced an aggressive expansion strategy with the introduction of new models and Cadillac’s coverage of the entire luxury market in 2020. In the third quarter of this year, Cadillac sold approximately 51,000 vehicles in China, an increase of 11 percent over the same period last year. During the first 9 months of the year, sales also increased by 8.3 percent to 162,256 units. This made Cadillac the fourth-largest luxury car manufacturer in China after Mercedes, Audi and BMW.
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|Author: Julian Busch
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