Cadillac boss Johan de Nysschen has announced they will boost production of the Escalade following strong demand for the full-size luxury SUV, Automotive News reports. Cadillac plans to push out more than 2,000 extra Escalades from General Motors’ Arlington Assembly plant, bringing annual Escalade production to about 32,000 units.
Supplies of the new Escalade have been tight ever since its April 2014 launch. AN says some customers who bought the SUV waited more than a month for its delivery, as the vehicles were being held at the plant for quality control checks and other fixes. GM product chief Mark Reuss said the hand-stitched, high quality interior of the SUV has also contributed to delays.
“We’re learning how to make that at rate with high quality. We’re taking our time,” Reuss told AN.
In addition to quality control measures, axle supply has also been limited. De Nysschen said the supplier for the part “is challenged to ramp up production quickly,” a problem the automaker is “working to resolve.”