In Shanghai for a workshop at GM’s Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center, Executive Director for Electrification Larry Nitz outlined the company’s short-term electrification roadmap for China.
The company will soon launch the Chevrolet Malibu XL Hybrid and Buick LaCrosse Hybrid in China, to be followed by the Cadillac CT6 PHEV later this year.
The CT6 PHEV has a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder gas engine, 50 miles of electric range, and estimated fuel efficiency of 138 MPGe.
Through its SAIC-GM joint venture, the automaker plans to invest in a battery assembly plant in Shanghai, in order to localize its battery pack production.
“Our electrification approach is about delivering an industry-leading driving experience,” said Nitz. “China is an important market in which GM’s technology and scale can deliver solutions for customers and bring societal benefits.”