Lansing production plant builds 1 millionth Cadillac image

General Motors’ Lansing Grand River Plant on Monday celebrated the 1 millionth Cadillac built there, a 2014 CTS sedan. The plant exports Cadillacs to 11 global markets.

Fittingly, the millionth Cadillac built at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant that rolled off the assembly line is an early model of the redesigned 2014 CTS sedan, which goes on sale in October. Lansing Grand River, or LGR as it is known, has been a dedicated rear wheel-drive assembly plant since it opened in late 2001. Every CTS ever made has been built there.

“One million Michigan-made Cadillacs is a great milestone for Lansing and for luxury car-building in America,” said Bob Ferguson, senior vice president Global Cadillac. “Lansing Grand River is an essential ingredient of Cadillac’s growth. It is a benchmark for luxury car manufacturing in North America, which takes another step forward today with the launch of the new CTS.”

In addition to the CTS, the plant also assembles the award-winning ATS sport sedan, the CTS Coupe and Wagon, and the CTS-V high performance models. Cadillacs from Lansing are exported from Michigan to 11 destinations worldwide.

Since its completion 12 years ago, Lansing Grand River has produced more Cadillacs than any other plant. The Escalade sport utility vehicle is produced at the Arlington Assembly in Arlington, Texas. The ELR luxury coupe begins production later this year at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck facility in Hamtramck, Michigan.