General Motors has officially confirmed reports that it will build the next-generation Cadillac SRX will be built at the Spring Hill Manufacturing plant in Tennessee. The Spring Hill plant is currently tasked with building additional Chevrolet Equinox crossovers, with the primary plant for the popular CUV being CAMI in Ingersoll, Canada.
In addition to the next-gen SRX, which will be called Cadillac XT5, the Spring Hill plant will also produce new small-displacement GM Ecotec engines, though it’s not clear which of the planned 11 engines it will build specifically. The plant currently produces various GM engines, including the 2.0-liter turbocharged Ecotec engines as well as the naturally-aspirated 2.4-liter and 2.5-liter Ecotec four-cylinder engines. GM did not say if production of these engines will end with the addition of the new motors.
GM had previously announced it would invest $350 million in the Spring Hill facility and create 1,800 jobs to build two new mid-size vehicles. With the next-gen SRX/XT5 being one, the other could very well be the next-gen GMC Terrain or Acadia. An announcement regarding the GMC will likely be made at a later date, with an on-sale date slated for spring of 2016.
The current-generation Cadillac SRX is produced at GM’s plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico. It is unclear what affect the decision to produce the SRX-replacing XT5 will have on that facility.