The news might come as a surprise to most buyers, because Chinese made automobile models are a rarity in the United States, but the new Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid version is definitely coming.
The car is scheduled for an official launch in summer 2016. With just a couple of months to go, the information was confirmed by the Cadillac boss. The company has added that the vehicle has been assembled in two different factories. One of them is in the United States, while another is in China. There are plenty of tariffs associated with the cars that are directly imported from the country to the West, which is why the brand has decided to skip it and opt for a split assembling model.
Even though, a lot of companies have already been using China as their go to source for making cars and other components, most of them will have a different label. A company like Cadillac opting for their CT6 hybrid model is a pleasant surprise. Based on the quality of the car and the support the company renders it, it may soon become the norm for everyone else. After all, if cars are cheaper in price and have reliable components with long lasting durability, no one is going to complain, right?
Mustang already imports parts made in China for majority of their models and they are assembled in the U.S.
In terms of performance and power, the 2017 Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid model uses two different electric motors. It is also equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. A total of 335 horsepower is rendered when all three engines are put together, making it a power horse on the road coupled with 432 lb feet of torque. The car can run for 30 miles, which is meager, on its electric motor, after which the gasoline engine will kick in.
The question of using a Made in China label in an American product is being questioned, but there are patrons who love Cadillac for what it is and GM, its parent company. It may be a short term situation, which will soon be put to rest as soon as reviews for the 2017 CT6 rolls in.
Automobile manufacturers opined that when major technology firms buy their products from China and use it with actual badges, it’s not so bad to do the same for auto components and deliver quality at affordable costs.