China-made Cadillac XT5 hits the Chinese car market
Published on April 13, 2016 by W.E. Ning
The China-made Cadillac XT5 has been launched on the Chinese car market. Price starts at 359.000 yuan and ends at 539.900 yuan ($55.700 – 83.500). The XT5 is manufactured by the Shanghai-GM joint venture, it has the same size as the North American version.
The touch screen is 8 inch, rather small for 2016. It maybe small but it comes with quite some tech: it runs on a localized version of GM’s IntelliLink infotainment system, including a ‘4G LTE’ wifi hotspot that can connect up to seven devices within 700 square meters from the vehicle, Apple CarPlay, Baidu CarLife (allows the on-board infotainment system to work with popular Baidu apps), and wireless charging for mobile devices. It is the same system that is also fitted in the new Buick LaCrosse.
Power comes from a 2.0 turbocharged four in two variants: the ’25T’ with 250hp and 400nm, and the ’28T’ with 269hp and again with 400nm. Transmission is an eight-speed automatic. The 25T is front-wheel drive, the 28T is four-wheel drive.
The Shanghai-GM badge on the back.
The Cadillac XT5 will compete with fine cars such as the Mercedes-Benz GLC, the Audi Q5, the Volvo XC60, and the Lincoln MKC.