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Cadillac to launch sales of locally produced XT4 this month
Automotive News China | 2018/8/3

SHANGHAI -- Cadillac plans to begin sales of the locally assembled XT4 compact crossover in China at the end of August to expand its light-truck lineup and avoid hefty tariffs Beijing has imposed on U.S.-made vehicles.

The XT4 is produced at SAIC General Motors Corp., General Motors¡¯ passenger vehicle joint venture with SAIC Motor Corp.

Adding more locally produced vehicles will enable GM to avoid China¡¯s punitive tariffs on cars and light trucks built in the U.S.

In retaliation for the Trump administration¡¯s tariffs on Chinese goods, China slapped an additional 25 percent custom duty on U.S.-made products, including light vehicles, on July 6. 

Vehicle imports from the U.S. are now subject to a 40 percent tariff by China custom officials. 

The XT4 debuted globally at the New York auto show in April. It will become the fifth Cadillac model built in China following the ATS-L, XTS and CT6 sedans and the XT5 crossover.

China is Cadillac¡¯s largest market worldwide. In the first half of the year, the luxury brand delivered 103,791 vehicles in China, according to GM.

The XT4 is 4,600 mm long, 1,881 mm wide and 1,627 mm tall. Its 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is mated with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The powertrain delivers maximum output 177 kW and 350 Nm of peak torque.

The XT4 is also fitted with a twin-clutch all-wheel-drive system, an electro-hydraulic assist brake system and new electronic precision shift technology to improve driving dynamics.

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