New Cadillac Manufacturing Facility Opens in Shanghai
General Motors China announced last month that it has opened a new Cadillac plant at its SAIC-GM facility in Shanghai. The new plant will be the production epicenter for the new CT6 luxury sedan, which will be arriving in China later this year.
“This is another major milestone for Cadillac in its second-largest market,” said GM Executive Vice President and President of GM China Matt Tsien. “Local production will enable us to satisfy growing demand for luxury vehicles through the introduction of more Cadillac models built in and for China.”
The 477,00-square-meter plant features a state-of-the-art body shop that will be the first in the country to produce all-aluminum vehicle bodies. It will also feature a paint shop and general assembly shop, the former being the only such facility in China not to feature a concrete chimney and the latter being able to support production for up to seven vehicles simultaneously.
Additionally, the new Cadillac plant features numerous auxiliary facilities, including a high-speed test track.
The Cadillac CT6 is scheduled to arrive in China this March.