GM to make new crossover in Tennessee,
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.