Lansing Grand River Builds Millionth Cadillac
LANSING, Mich. The millionth Cadillac built at the Lansing Grand
River Assembly Plant rolled off the line today. Fittingly, the
milestone vehicle 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.
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
"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 celebrated 2014 CTS sedan is painted in Red Obsession Tintcoat.
The 2014 CTS is elevated and expanded, with more luxury, performance
and technical sophistication. The third generation luxury sedan is
larger and more spacious, but lighter because of advanced design and
materials. The low mass approach is expected to enable CTS to deliver
the most agile and engaging driving performance in the midsize luxury
A total of 1,541 employees are divided among two shifts at Lansing
Grand River, a 2.5 million square foot facility on 111 acres.
General Motors has invested extensively in LGR in the past three years
-- $190 million for the production of the Cadillac ATS and $88 million
for the new CTS.
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, Mich.
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