General Motors has confirmed a report published by TheDetroitBureau.com, yesterday, announcing plans to produce a new, smaller Cadillac model at the maker’s luxury car assembly plant in Lansing, Michigan.
The move will require the investment of $190 million and will result in the addition of a second shift at the Lansing Grand River factory – and the creation of 600 new jobs.
“America’s fastest-growing luxury brand this year is about to get even more competitive with the addition of an all-new small luxury car,” GM Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson said during an announcement at plant, which he attended along with Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm. “This investment demonstrates GM’s commitment to Cadillac and to a strong U.S. manufacturing base.”
The automaker noted it has added about 7,000 new jobs since emerging from bankruptcy protection in July 2010.