General Motors has been dealing with layoffs, health care cuts, and production cuts. So far it has been an unpleasant year for them – but things are looking up as they revealed a bit of good news that is sure to help them. The company has given the go ahead for two new production cars for the Lansing Grand River assembly plant.
In the first half of 2009, the plant that currently makes the Cadillac CTS, STS and SRX will begin producing two-door coupe and station wagon versions of the popular entry-level luxury CTS. In addition, a diesel engine version of the CTS sedan will be launched to boost the vehicle’s appeal in Europe.
GM hasn’t yet released prices for the new models or given sales targets for them.
David Caldwell, a spokesman for the Detroit carmaker, said the new vehicles will build on the success of the current CTS and share many design elements. The CTS “really is not only a successful car in many ways, but it is the template for Cadillac going forward,” he said.