Spring Hill, Tennessee is home to quite a few General Motors products at the local assembly plant, including the 2017 Cadillac XT5. The city itself is toying with the idea of giving back to the automaker, after years of employment for the city.
According to Brentwood Home Page, the city is looking into purchasing the first production 2017 Cadillac XT5 for city use. XT5 production has been in full swing, but deliveries have not yet begun for dealerships. For the city, the vehicle would be used to promote Spring Hill and used for state conferences and other government duties. Currently, the city employs a Chevrolet Tahoe.
“This is an opportunity for us to give back to GM,” Spring Hill Mayor Rick Graham said. “GM is one of our biggest employers in Spring Hill and this is just an opportunity to do something back for them. So I don’t see it as a perception problem. It’s not like another city going out and buying a Cadillac when you’re not making the car in your town. This is something that we make and manufacture in our city so I don’t think it’s a problem.”
Some locals haven’t taken to the idea of splurging on a new Cadillac, but the city said it would deck the crossover out in Spring Hill signage to further promote the city and its manufacturing base, a rolling billboard if you will.
The city should have a decision soon, as the 2017 XT5 prepares to roll out to dealers in the coming weeks.