Earlier this week, General Motors announced that they will be investing $174 million in a new stamping facility at their Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant. The additional stamping facility will be used for the Cadillac ATS and CTS.
Body panels for the Cadillac ATS and CTS will be produced at the new facility in Lansing, which is expected to be operational some time in 2016.
It is also rumored that the facility will also be producing an unnamed future vehicle, which is being assumed to be the Cadillac LTS. The LTS is making its debut at the North American International Auto Show in January, and is heavily based on the Cadillac Elmiraj Concept that debuted earlier this year.
“Lansing Grand River Assembly is known for the high quality of its work and the flexible manufacturing that has been a trademark since it opened. Today’s announcement demonstrates GM’s commitment to strengthening key plant capabilities related to quality and efficiency, ” said GM North America Manufacturing Manager Christine Sitek.
While we know for sure that the new facility will be used for the Cadillac ATS and CTS, we are still waiting on official word as to whether or not it will also produce a new flagship vehicle, and if that flagship will in fact be the LTS.