Spied again: 2011 Cadillac SLS (China-spec)

While Cadillac's STS will be discontinued in the U.S. in a little over a year, the version General Motors sells in China, the SLS, appears ready to soldier on for a few more model years. In October 2009 a camouflaged 2011 Cadillac SLS was spotted testing in the United States. Now we've just managed to catch a few photos of the SLS with no camo before it made a quick get away down the highway.

This face-lifted Chinese market SLS test cars were just shot undergoing testing in the U.S. These prototypes show the SLS will get a revised front end with a new grille, new headlights and a new lower grille opening. We also see lots of new LEDs in the headlight cluster itself and in the fog lights.

Powertrain options will come in the form of a 3.0-liter direct-injection V6 with 272 horsepower, or a larger 3.6-liter V6 good for 310 hp. Both engines come mated to a six-speed manual-automatic transmission.

The revised Cadillac SLS went on sale late 2009 in China, appropriately coinciding with the launch of the U.S.-spec Buick Regal -- one of GM's best selling cars in the Chinese market.

November 10th, 2009