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Cadillac's next-gen sedans benefiting from $175M investment

by Ronan Glon

Cadillac\'s sedan offensive will kick off next year.

Cadillac recently deep-sixed the four-door ATS, and we expect the CTS isn't long for this world, but it's not giving up on the sedan segment. Far from it. The New York-based brand is investing $175 million into its Lansing Grand River assembly plant to build its next-generation sedans.

Lansing Grand River currently builds the ATS (pictured), the CTS, and the Chevrolet Camaro. Automotive News learned workers have already started installing the tooling and equipment needed to build Cadillac's next-generation cars. The investment builds on an earlier $211 million injection that helped the company expand the body shop.

Details about the two models are beginning to trickle out. Sources close to Cadillac suggest they'll be called XT4 and XT5, respectively. They'll replace the ATS, the CTS, and the XTS and they'll ride on a common platform in a bid to save money during the development process. Both will fall in line with the design language seen on Cadillac's recent concept cars like the Escala.

CT5 production will begin in 2019, meaning we could see it make its debut at a major auto show - or, as is becoming increasingly common, another type of event - either late this year or early next year. The CT4 will follow shortly after, Automotive News adds.