A camouflaged prototype of the Cadillac ATS-L was spied recently in China, prior to an official introduction set for the second half of the year.

A camouflaged prototype of the Cadillac ATS-L was spied recently in China, prior to an official introduction set for the second half of the year.

Chinese spy photographers caught on camera the long wheelbase Cadillac ATS which will be locally built by the Shanghai-GM joint venture. While the standard US-spec ATS has a 2775mm wheelbase, the China-only ATS-L will have an additional 100mm between the two axles so rear passengers will benefit from additional legroom.

In terms of motorization, Cadillac will offer the stretched China-spec ATS with either a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine developing 200 bhp (149 kW) or a larger 3.6-liter V6 outputting 320 bhp (238 kW).

The model will have to face some stiff competition coming from the BMW 3Li, Audi A4L and the recently introduced Mercedes-Benz C-Class L.

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China-only Cadillac ATS-L spied flaunting stretched wheelbase