Currently, North American-bound units of the Cadillac XT4 crossover are produced at General Motors’ facility in Fairfax, Kansas, but now, GM Authority has learned that the automaker may consider moving North American XT4 production to its Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan, instead.
According to sources familiar the matter, the rumored production move may take place around the 2023 calendar year.
To note, the GM Fairfax facility currently produces North American units of the Cadillac XT4 as well as the Chevy Malibu sedan. As GM Authority has covered previously, the Malibu is expected to get the axe around the 2023 calendar year, which means the rumored XT4 production move could take place around the same timeframe.
With production of the North American Cadillac XT4 moved to the GM Lansing Grand River facility and the Chevy Malibu discontinued, production capacity at the GM Fairfax facility would be cleared for GM’s line of all-electric vehicles. As such, the Fairfax facility would join several other GM production plants in churning out all-electric GM models, such as the GM Lake Orion plant in Michigan, which produces the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV, the GM Factory Zero plant in Michigan (previously known as Detroit Hamtramck), set to produce large GM electric models like the GMC Hummer EV, Chevy Silverado EV, and GMC Sierra EV, and the GM Spring Hill facility in Tennessee, set to produce the Cadillac Lyriq crossover in addition to a few internal-combustion models like the Cadillac XT5 and Cadillac XT6.
For now, this production move for the North American Cadillac XT4 remains nothing more than a rumor, but considering GM is gearing up for a major all-electric vehicle push in the next few years, including the launch of 30 new EV models globally by the 2025 calendar year, the move could make a lot of sense.
We’ll keep our ear to the ground for any further developments, so stay tuned. In the meantime, make sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Cadillac XT4 news, Cadillac news, General Motors production news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.