The new 300 million dollar Detroit-Hamtramck body shop will be the Cadillac of assembly shops. That’s because the new plant will indeed be producing new luxurious CT6 Cadillacs. The announcement came as GM moved forward to re-invest in their Michigan roots and advance the bounds of technology forward another generation.
Using state-of-the-art robotic and materials technology, these new flagship model Cadillacs will likely feature aluminum body panels. That’s one giant leap in the right direction if you ask Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen, “For the Cadillac CT6 we have developed additional new body construction techniques and technologies allowing various types of advanced and lightweight materials to be combined within the manufacturing environment like never before.”
Being in it’s nature a tricky alloy to use in vehicular construction, the 2016 CT6 will likely be one of the few cars on the road to be decked out in aluminum. Successful implementation of this metal will make the CT6 stronger, lighter, more nimble, and better fuel-economy than steel.
It’s great to see Cadillac re-investing in Detroit’s future. We can’t wait to get our hands on the new CT6 at Crest Cadillac!