Do you only want a Cadillac manufactured in the USA, or would you be happy with a Cadillac manufactured anywhere?
That may soon be a very relevant question to many new Cadillac Buyers, with the announcement today that after 2012 Cadillac would start international manufacture in order to “mitigate currency fluctuations and grow international presence”.
Currently most Cadillac models are manufactured at
- CTS: Lansing, Michigan
- Escalade: Arlington, Texas
- SRX: Ramos, Mexico
The DTS recently completed production at Hamtramck, Michigan.
The XLR came from the Corvette plant at Bowling Green, Kentuky.
The very first Cadillac factory was in Detroit, Michigan, and of course Henry Leland named Cadillac after the founder of Detroit, the self-styled Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac.
If you had to pick one MAIN Cadillac plant today, arguably it would be Lansing Grand River.
But is a Cadillac a Cadillac only if it comes from the USA? No.
The unique qualities that make a Cadillac a Cadillac are the design, the vision, the production technologies, the built-in quality and reliability, targeting high performance while offering luxury features & appointments.
Since 1902 Cadillac has featured automobiles designed with precision by Engineers and manufactured by Craftsmen to an exacting standard. I am confident that the new Cadillac factories will meet this same ideal.