The GMC Acadia has long been a staple at the Lansing-Delta Township assembly plant, but things are changing. Alongside the 2017 GMC Acadia announcement, which downsizes to a midsize crossover, it was revealed the crossover is heading to Spring Hill, Tennessee for assembly. That leaves a bit of production capacity open at Lansing.
GM product head, Mark Reuss, recently commented that Lansing would remain “full” in the future, but the automaker declined on any official announcement. One of the more logical assumptions could be a new Cadillac crossover coming to Lansing.
As the crossover and SUV market continues to boom, Cadillac is quickly scrambling to capitalize on the market. The 2017 Cadillac XT5 will replace the highly-successful SRX, and Escalade ESV deliveries grew 33-percent last year.
Cadillac is poised to introduce four new crossover vehicles, ranging in market segment from compact, to full size. The 2017 XT5 is only the first of the four new CUVs.
The product planning seems to align, too. According to The Lansing State Journal, the current, full-size 2016 Acadia will likely be produced until March of 2017 for fleets and government sales. This is around the same time Cadillac will exit its product hiatus, and introduce its next chapter of Cadillac vehicles for the 2018 model year.
Cadillac has been mum on specifics for its upcoming product, but most recently we received word of an XT3 crossover being built at GM’s Fairfax, Kansas facility. 2016 should remain fairly dormant for the luxury marque, with 2017 really building momentum.