GM to make new cross­over in Ten­nessee,

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Gen­eral Mo­tors’ new Cadil­lac XT6 cross­over will be pro­duced at the au­tomaker’s Spring Hill, Ten­nessee, fa­cil­ity, of­fi­cials said Sun­day.

“GM is one of Ten­nessee’s lead­ing em­ploy­ers, and the Spring Hill plant has ben­e­fited Mid­dle Ten­nessee’s econ­omy enor­mously over the years, pro­vid­ing qual­ity wages for thou­sands of our res­i­dents,” said Ten­nessee Gov. Bill Haslam in a state­ment prior to the start of the North Amer­i­can In­ter­na­tional Auto show in De­troit.

Bob Rolfe, the state’s com­mis­sioner of eco­nomic and com­mu­nity de­vel­op­ment, said GM’s de­ci­sion to add an­other ve­hi­cle to its prod­uct line in Spring Hill “speaks vol­umes about the high-qual­ity work­force and busi­ness cli­mate that global busi­nesses can find in Ten­nessee.”

The Cadil­lac XT6 will de­but Mon­day in De­troit.

The au­tomaker pre­vi­ously an­nounced a $300 mil­lion in­vest­ment to pro­duce the new three-row cross­over in Spring Hill. With the launch of the Cadil­lac XT6, GM is in

the process of in­creas­ing pro­duc­tion and adding hun­dreds of jobs to the plant, ac­cord­ing to the state.

The Cadil­lac XT6 will be avail­able for or­der­ing this spring.

The Spring Hill site is the largest GM fa­cil­ity in North Amer­ica, span­ning 7.1 mil­lion square feet on 2,000 acres. GM has in­vested more than $2 bil­lion in the fa­cil­ity since 2010. In ad­di­tion to the Cadil­lac XT6, GM pro­duces the Cadil­lac XT5, GMC Aca­dia and Holden Aca­dia models in Spring Hill, as well as en­gines used in sev­eral GM ve­hi­cles.

The plant em­ploys ap­prox­i­mately 3,400 em­ploy­ees.


Gen­eral Mo­tors said in a news re­lease that the Cadil­lac XT6 will be avail­able for or­der this Spring.


The new XT6 will come with three-row seat­ing and a 3.6L V-6 en­gine.

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