Cadillac’s parent company, General Motors, has just announced that it will add a second shift at the Lansing Grand River Assembly plant in order to support the launch of the two new Cadillac sedans – the CT4 and CT5. The addition of a second shift at the facility will result in the plant adding 400 new employees. The new shift will be operational in the second quarter of 2020.
Located in Lansing, Michigan, the Lansing Grand River assembly plant manufactures is GM’s second-newest assembly plant in the United States. It produces the Cadillac CT5 and CT4, as well as their V-series performance variants, on a single production line.
The plant received an investment worth $175 million in 2018 to modernize tooling and equipment for the all-new Cadillac CT4 and CT5 sedans.
The Cadillac CT5 is the luxury brand’s all-new D-segment entry to indirectly replace the ATS Sedan, thereby taking on the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4, Infiniti Q50, and Alfa Romeo Giulia. Meanwhile, the Cadillac CT4 represents a new entry into the luxury C-segment, where it will take on the likes of the Audi A3, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, and Acura ILX. Both, the CT4 and CT5 ride on Cadillac’s highly-acclaimed, rear-drive Alpha architecture.
The Cadillac CT5 launched in late December 2019 while the CT4 will go on same by the end of the first quarter of 2020. Production of the sedans for North America and various other markets, such as South Korea, Russia, Japan, and the Middle East, takes place at the Lansing Grand River Plant. Meanwhile, the vehicles are made at the Jinqiao Cadillac plant for the Chinese domestic market.