Today, 17th September the one millionth Cadillac rolled off the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant production line.
The milestone Cadillac is an early model of the redesigned 2014 CTS sedan, which will hit the market this October. Since 2001 when it was opened, the Lansing Grand River plant has been dedicated to rear wheel-drive production and every CTS on the market was manufactured here. The plant also builds the CTS Coupe, the CTS-V high performance models, the Wagon and the award-winning ATS sport sedan.
“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.”
The third generation CTS luxury sedan has been expanded and elevated, and more performance, luxury and sophistication have been added. The model is also lighter thanks to advanced materials and design. The 2014 CTS is expected to deliver the most engaging and agile driving performance among all midsize luxury models.
The LGR plant has 1,541 workers and over the past three years GM has invested $190 million for Cadillac’s production and $88 million for the new generation CTS.