General Motors announced today a $2 billion investment into the company’s Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly plant. The investment will enable the plant to produce the upcoming Cadillac Lyriq SUV.
The Lyriq is Cadillac’s first battery-electric vehicle and the Spring Hill investment officially marks the Tennessee plant the third GM assembly plant in the U.S. to build EV’s. The first two plants are both in Michigan; the Lake Orion assembly plant and Detroit-Hamtramck, now known as Factory Zero.
GM declined to say when the Cadillac Lyriq will begin production in Spring Hill, but did state that renovations on the plant will commence immediately. The overhaul will also include significant expansions to the plant’s paint and body shops.
Spring Hill currently builds the GMC Acadia, Cadillac XT5 and XT6. As part of the Lyriq’s arrival at Spring Hill, the Acadia will be moving to another plant. GM also announced a $100 million investment into its Lansing Delta Township plant in Lansing, Michigan to move Acadia production to that facility. Lansing Delta currently produces the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse.
GM also announced a $32 million investment into its Flint, Michigan truck plant to produce next-generation heavy duty pickups. The company will also invest $3.5 million into Lake Orion and its Romulus powertrain plant to increase production of its 10-speed automatic transmission.