8:41 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

GM looking to expand its Lansing Grand River plant

General Motors Lansing Grand River plant
Steve Carmody/Michigan Radio

General Motors is considering spending nearly $40 million to expand its Lansing Grand River plant.

On Monday, the Lansing city council will consider granting tax abatements to GM.

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.

GM already makes its Cadillac ATS at the plant.   The ATS recently won the North American Car of the year award at the North American International Auto Show. 

6:58 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

GM unveils "Voltillac" at Detroit auto show

Cadillac is hoping to make waves in the electric car market with its new Cadillac ELR.

The car is described as a “luxury sport coupe” powered by the same technology as the Chevrolet Volt.

That’s an electric vehicle with a small gas engine for extended range back-up.

Cadillac spokesman David Caldwell says the car is a “first of its kind”: a primarily electric luxury vehicle.

“So we think this is perfectly well-suited for us," Caldwell said. "But more importantly, an interesting new offer for luxury consumers who are interested in the latest technology.”

8:20 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Cadillac ATS wins 2013 Car of the Year Award

Members of the Cadillac team react to the win.
Mark Brush Michigan Radio

A group of 49 automotive journalists from North America chose the Cadillac ATS as the 2013 Car of the Year.

The announcement was made this morning during the press preview of the Detroit Auto Show.

The Cadillac was among two other finalists, the Ford Fusion and the Honda Accord.

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."

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5:42 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Lukewarm reviews from Consumer Reports for three Detroit-made cars

Dodge Dart

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.

Consumer Reports:  Dart "stalls out on its powertrains."

This is especially bad news for Chrysler, according to Mark Phelan, auto critic for the Detroit Free Press.

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