GM to increase production of its crossover models in Tennessee
General Motors Group announced that from January next year will introduce a third assembly shift at its plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee (creating 650 new jobs), to meet the growing demand in the US market of the Cadillac XT5 and GMC Acadia crossover.
Launched last April, the XT5 has immediately become the US bestseller model of the Cadillac brand along with the SRX that it replaced.
The GMC brand has newly redesigned its SUV Acadia that in September has seen a sharp surge to 6,795 units sold, returning then to travel fast after a negative first part of 2016 due to the time needed for the launch of the redesigned version.
The decision of the GM Group to invest again in the Spring Hill factory has obviously received the consent of trade unions, to which the Detroit giant recalled having spent over 2 billion dollars in the plant from 2010 to date.
The Tennessee factory currently employs more than 8,000 employees and in a not too distant past (until 2009) was the main manufacturing hub of the deceased Saturn brand.