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General Motors is planning to produce its new Cadillac XTS in China starting next year, but until then, the model will be imported into the Asian country.

Even if there is no official word from the automaker on producing the 2013 Cadillac XTS in China from next year, the Chinese automotive media is saying that the North American vehicle is most likely to be imported at first and after that the model will get a locally made version. The Chinese Cadillac XTS is expected to hit the market with a 2.0 liter turbo engine, the same one found on the Chinese SLS, but nothing is for sure at this moment.

As a small reminder, the 2103 Cadillac XTS has made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in late 2011 and the model has a starting price of 44,995 USD, coming with the company’s new infotainment system and a series of premium or platinum optional packages. The model is powered by a 3.6 liter V6 engine which is producing a total output of 300 HP and it has a peak torque of 264 lb-ft. Power is being sent to the front wheels in standard or to the all-wheel drive system, which is available as an option.