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A model stands next to a Cadillac ELR at Auto China 2012 in Beijing April 24, 2012. General Motors expects sales of its Cadillac models in China to match U.S. sales levels by 2015 or 2016, the company's chief executive said on Monday. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A model stands next to a Cadillac ELR at Auto China 2012 in Beijing April 24, 2012. General Motors expects sales of its Cadillac models in China to match U.S. sales levels by 2015 or 2016, the company's chief executive said on Monday. REUTERS/Jason...more

A model stands next to a Cadillac ELR at Auto China 2012 in Beijing April 24, 2012. General Motors expects sales of its Cadillac models in China to match U.S. sales levels by 2015 or 2016, the company's chief executive said on Monday. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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A Cadillac logo is seen on a displayed car on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile September 27, 2012. The Paris auto show opens its doors to the public from September 29 to October 14. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

A Cadillac logo is seen on a displayed car on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile September 27, 2012. The Paris auto show opens its doors to the public from September 29 to October 14. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

A Cadillac logo is seen on a displayed car on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile September 27, 2012. The Paris auto show opens its doors to the public from September 29 to October 14. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen
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People walk past Cadillac cars outside a dealership in Beijing, October 31, 2012. Cadillac's edgy look - with its sharp angular lines and creased edges -- inspired by the design of American stealth military planes, has loomed as a major obstacle for GM to tap China's enormous appetite for luxury car. GM-CHINA/CADILLAC REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

People walk past Cadillac cars outside a dealership in Beijing, October 31, 2012. Cadillac's edgy look - with its sharp angular lines and creased edges -- inspired by the design of American stealth military planes, has loomed as a major obstacle for...more

People walk past Cadillac cars outside a dealership in Beijing, October 31, 2012. Cadillac's edgy look - with its sharp angular lines and creased edges -- inspired by the design of American stealth military planes, has loomed as a major obstacle for GM to tap China's enormous appetite for luxury car. GM-CHINA/CADILLAC REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic
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A woman walks towards a Cadillac SRX car outside a dealership in Beijing, October 31, 2012. Cadillac's edgy look - with its sharp angular lines and creased edges -- inspired by the design of American stealth military planes, has loomed as a major obstacle for GM to tap China's enormous appetite for luxury car. GM-CHINA/CADILLAC REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

A woman walks towards a Cadillac SRX car outside a dealership in Beijing, October 31, 2012. Cadillac's edgy look - with its sharp angular lines and creased edges -- inspired by the design of American stealth military planes, has loomed as a major...more

A woman walks towards a Cadillac SRX car outside a dealership in Beijing, October 31, 2012. Cadillac's edgy look - with its sharp angular lines and creased edges -- inspired by the design of American stealth military planes, has loomed as a major obstacle for GM to tap China's enormous appetite for luxury car. GM-CHINA/CADILLAC REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic
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A woman stands next to a Cadillac CTS car poster outside a dealership in Beijing, October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

A woman stands next to a Cadillac CTS car poster outside a dealership in Beijing, October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic

A woman stands next to a Cadillac CTS car poster outside a dealership in Beijing, October 31, 2012. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic
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