Production of the 2022 Cadillac CT5 and 2022 Cadillac CT4 at the GM Lansing Grand River Assembly facility in Michigan has been pushed back to October 18th, GM Authority has learned. The latest production delay follows several previous delays stemming from the ongoing global microchip shortage. This latest delay is also related to the chip shortage, but also several other factors, including lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Production at the GM Lansing Grand River Assembly plant in Michigan has been spotty since earlier this year, going offline in March and April, as GM Authority covered previously. Limited areas of the of the plant were brought back online in May before the plant was again idled shortly thereafter.
Although the plant was expected to resume production of the Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5 on August 9th, that date was later pushed back to August 30th. Now, GM Authority has learned that the 2022 Cadillac CT5 and 2022 Cadillac CT5 will not hit production until October.
This production delay applies to the standard Cadillac CT5 and CT4, as well as the Cadillac CT5-V and Cadillac CT4-V. Meanwhile, limited production of the performance-oriented 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing and 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing began July 5th, as GM Authority also reported previously. The first 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing produced was finished in Shadow Metallic with a Natural Tan and Black Accents interior, with the optional 10-speed automatic transmission harnessing the go-faster sedan’s 668-horsepower supercharged 6.2L V8 LT4 gasoline engine.
Looking ahead, the standard 2022 Cadillac CT5 and 2022 Cadillac CT4 are expected to introduce a few small changes and updates over the previous 2021 model year, including new colors, revisions to the trim level equipment, and deletion of the NFC phone pairing feature.