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Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:29 PM

 

GM to build 2013 Cadillac XTS in China this year

Source: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120423/AUTO01

General Motors Co. announced Monday at the Beijing auto show that it will begin building its all-new 2013 Cadillac XTS sedan in China this year and later will build the ELR luxury electric coupe in the country.

The production announcements mark a significant step in GM's push for Cadillac to become a global brand.

"Introducing the XTS is part of our strategy of adding one new model per year to our Cadillac lineup in China through 2016 to address the needs of luxury car buyers nationwide," GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson said in a statement.



From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120423/AUTO0103/204230371#ixzz1suv09ubN


Read more: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120423/AUTO0103/204230371/1148/auto01/GM-build-2013-Cadillac-XTS-China-year



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Reply GM to build 2013 Cadillac XTS in China this year (Original post)
lib2DaBone Apr 2012 OP
Dawson Leery Apr 2012 #1
ForgoTheConsequence Apr 2012 #2
DJ13 Apr 2012 #7
lib2DaBone Apr 2012 #3
Ian David Apr 2012 #4
SpartanDem Apr 2012 #9
Ian David Apr 2012 #11
bluedigger Apr 2012 #5
dizbukhapeter Apr 2012 #6
Canuckistanian Apr 2012 #8
Bozita Apr 2012 #21
Blue Owl Apr 2012 #10
Major Hogwash Apr 2012 #12
magic59 Apr 2012 #13
fasttense Apr 2012 #14
mac56 Apr 2012 #15
amandabeech Apr 2012 #16
AverageJoe90 Apr 2012 #18
amandabeech Apr 2012 #20
pampango Apr 2012 #23
amandabeech Apr 2012 #25
AverageJoe90 Apr 2012 #17
JNelson6563 Apr 2012 #19
Egalitarian Thug Apr 2012 #22
HeiressofBickworth Apr 2012 #24

Response to lib2DaBone (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:30 PM

1. I certainly will NOT be buying a Cadillac XTS

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if it is made in China. I have seen the "quality" of their work, as well as the crash tests. Ugly.

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Response to lib2DaBone (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:33 PM

2. The ones sold in America...

Will still be made in America. Would it be better if they were made here and exported? Yes. But its not like they are being built in China and imported to the United States. GM is expanding this is no different than Toyota or Volkswagen plants in the United States.

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Response to ForgoTheConsequence (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:49 PM

7. its not like they are being built in China and imported to the United States

..... yet.

We've seen this movie before, give them time.

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Response to lib2DaBone (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:34 PM

3. GM Executives thank Americian Taxpayers for bailing them out...

 

..and the beat goes on....

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Response to lib2DaBone (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:38 PM

4. WTF? Assholes. "Thanks for the bail-out... see-ya!" n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:58 PM

9. WTF? Reading comprehension

The car is being in China for the Chinese market. The US model is being built at Oshawa Assembly in Ontario, Canada

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Response to SpartanDem (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:00 PM

11. Don't care. Let them import something from us besides used cardboard. n/t

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Response to lib2DaBone (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:38 PM

5. Good deal.

It's good to see American companies competing in the global marketplace.

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Response to lib2DaBone (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:46 PM

6. American car brands are a big deal in China

 

Buick and Cadillac have a long history in China, and have more prestige than BMW or Audis.

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Response to lib2DaBone (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:54 PM

8. Ann Romney already has an order in for two of them

She likes them better now because they're now foreign cars.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 02:25 PM

21. +1

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Response to lib2DaBone (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:00 PM

10. Just picture it in your car elevator...

And don't forget the XTS-R edition with removable rooftop dog kennel!

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Response to lib2DaBone (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:29 PM

12. Top that, Mercedes Benz!!

Yeah, in your face!!!

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Response to lib2DaBone (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 11:22 PM

13. Boy, I'm sure glad we bailed them out

 

NOT!

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Response to lib2DaBone (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 08:03 AM

14. So the US bails them out and Canada and China get the jobs. What's not to love?

The US model is being built in Canada. Last I looked, that is NOT the US.

If you think they wont be importing the China built Cadillac into the US, then I have a bridge I would like to sell you.

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Response to fasttense (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 11:44 AM

15. And consider that they're building the US ones in Canada because labor is cheaper there.

Why?

WORKERS' HEALTH CARE IS ALREADY COVERED.

If you're not cynical yet, you haven't been paying attention.

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Response to lib2DaBone (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 01:35 PM

16. Chinese tariffs for imported vehicles are something close to 100%.

That's why we export almost no vehicles to China.

Of course when we build in China, we must have a Chinese partner who ends up with all the intellectual property involved with the operation.

How's that free trade? How about it, Mr. President Clinton? Mr. President Obama?

That's mercantilism, that's what it is.

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Response to amandabeech (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 09:22 PM

18. If I had my say.......

It would be completely illegal for any Chinese maker to sell anything in America.....unless they're willing to deal with extra safety standards & scrutiny & 100% tariffs(hey, if some dumbass neo-con wants to waste their cash on a car made with Randian principles in mind, fine by me!).

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Response to AverageJoe90 (Reply #18)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 02:20 PM

20. I'd go for that.

Of course, without those advantages, fewer manufacturers for the U.S. market would both operating in China.

Not that I'd mind that!

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Response to amandabeech (Reply #16)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 02:53 PM

23. Where did you find that 100% tariff figure? We exported $5 billion worth of cars to China in 2011.

From the information at the Census foreign trade site:

In 2011 we exported $5.3 billion in "(30000) Passenger cars, new and used". That was an increase from $1.1 billion in 2009 and $3.4 billion in 2010.

http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/statistics/product/enduse/exports/c5700.html

Automobiles is one product where we have a huge trade surplus with China since we only imported $22.1 million from them compared to our $5.3 billion in exports. The same is true for the aircraft category.

http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/statistics/product/enduse/imports/c5700.html

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Response to pampango (Reply #23)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:10 PM

25. Actually, I read it on DU. n.t

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Response to lib2DaBone (Original post)

Wed Apr 25, 2012, 09:17 PM

17. Oh, the f***ing irony.

You would think that FORD would be guilty of this, not G.M........Just goes to show you how surreal reality can get sometimes.
In any case, this sucks ass. If the head-honchos in G.M. had any brains they'd have gone nowhere near China and Buick would've been dumped a few years ago. This kinda reminds me of a little quirk they had back in the '60s, btw. If anyone remembers that era, GM didn't allow engines above 400ci in their mid-size cars up until the 1970 model year......honestly, WTF were they thinking?!

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Response to lib2DaBone (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 08:09 AM

19. This is good news.

Like Toyota having plants here. Those who just love their foreign cars think it's different than buying a car produced abroad because the cars are built here (in right to work states, no unions!).

Build a plant in China, sell the cars in China, send the profits home. It works for foreign automakers here, why not adapt the method? Besides, any of the Chinese who are criticized at home for buying foreign can be absolved because their car is built in China.

Julie

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Response to lib2DaBone (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 02:43 PM

22. Thanks for all the money, suckers!

 

So, why didn't UAW buy GM?

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Response to lib2DaBone (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 04:38 PM

24. Once GM compares profit margins

between China and US/Canada, they will quickly begin manufacturing more cars in China, but this time, for export to the US. It's all about the money, folks. They don't make cars because they think they are providing a SERVICE or JOBS. No, they are providing a marketable commodity. Their sole responsibility is to provide ever-increasing dividends to its shareholders. Bottom Line. Nothing else matters.

So yes, it's thanks for the bail-out, now on with the main goal --- PROFITS!!!!

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