The millionth Cadillac produced at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant has made its way from the production line, and, needless to say, Cadillac is very proud. The vehicle of choice was a 2014 CTS sedan, an easy selection with the CTS being of an entirely new design this year, and now it will set a milestone in Lansing Grand River’s history.
“One million Michigan-made Cadillacs is a great milestone for Lansing and for luxury car-building in America,” said Bob Ferguson, Senior Vice President of Global Cadillac in a Sept. 16 press release.
He continued to say, “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.”
Specifications all across the board have been enhanced to ensure the driver that they’re sitting in something special.
Lansing Grand River has been home to every CTS ever made, as well as CTS-V and ATS models. The plant has been producing Cadillacs and shipping them to 11 different destinations worldwide since 2001. The plant has been so successful that General Motors has invested $278 million into the 2.5 million square foot facility in just the past three years, ensuring the best of quality for one of the highest output plants under their reign. For celebration, the lucky owner of the one millionth Cadillac will be buying a CTS unlike any other.
The luxury sedan was given a Red Obsession Tintcoat paint and sits higher and wider than others. Specifications all across the board have been enhanced to ensure the driver that they’re sitting in something special. This includes added performance, technology, space and, of course, luxury.
Overall specifics still have not been released, but the once-in-a-lifetime edition CTS will be available in October.
To learn more about Lansing Grand River see the press release below.
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 destinations worldwide.
“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 class.
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 ELRluxury coupe begins production later this year at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck facility in Hamtramck, Mich.