cadillac http://michiganradio.org en GM looking to expand its Lansing Grand River plant http://michiganradio.org/post/gm-looking-expand-its-lansing-grand-river-plant <p>General Motors is considering spending nearly $40 million to expand its Lansing Grand River plant.</p><p></p><p>On Monday, the Lansing city council will consider granting tax abatements to GM.</p><p></p><p>The abatements are tied to the automaker’s plan to spend $38 million to expand its Lansing Grand River plant. The expansion would add about 150 jobs.</p><p></p><p>GM already makes its Cadillac ATS at the plant. &nbsp;&nbsp;The ATS recently won the North American Car of the year award at the North American International Auto Show.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 00:41:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 11706 at http://michiganradio.org GM looking to expand its Lansing Grand River plant GM unveils "Voltillac" at Detroit auto show http://michiganradio.org/post/gm-unveils-voltillac-detroit-auto-show <p>Cadillac is hoping to make waves in the electric car market with its new Cadillac ELR.</p><p></p><p>The car is described as a “luxury sport coupe” powered by the same technology as the Chevrolet Volt.</p><p></p><p>That’s an electric vehicle with a small gas engine for extended range back-up.</p><p></p><p>Cadillac spokesman David Caldwell says the car is a “first of its kind”: a primarily electric luxury vehicle.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 23:58:54 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 10790 at http://michiganradio.org Cadillac ATS wins 2013 Car of the Year Award http://michiganradio.org/post/cadillac-ats-wins-2013-car-year-award <p>A group of 49 automotive journalists from North America chose the Cadillac ATS as the 2013 Car of the Year.</p><p>The announcement was made this morning during the press preview of the Detroit Auto Show.</p><p>The Cadillac was among two other finalists, the Ford Fusion and the Honda Accord.</p><p>In a statement, Bob Ferguson, GM's vice president of global Cadillac said "this is a very meaningful honor for the entire Cadillac team, especially the men and women who build the ATS in Lansing, Michigan, and our dedicated and talented designers and engineers."</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:20:29 +0000 Mark Brush 10751 at http://michiganradio.org Cadillac ATS wins 2013 Car of the Year Award Lukewarm reviews from Consumer Reports for three Detroit-made cars http://michiganradio.org/post/lukewarm-reviews-consumer-reports-three-detroit-made-cars <p>Consumer Reports says it won't put three Detroit cars on its influential "recommended" list - the Dodge Dart, a compact car from Chrysler, the Lincoln MKS, Ford's refreshed luxury sedan , and the Cadillac XTS.</p><p><em><strong>Consumer Reports:&nbsp; Dart "stalls out on its powertrains."</strong></em></p><p>This is especially bad news for Chrysler, according to Mark Phelan, auto critic for the Detroit Free Press.</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 22:42:38 +0000 Tracy Samilton 10008 at http://michiganradio.org Lukewarm reviews from Consumer Reports for three Detroit-made cars