The company said that the investment will create or retain 400 jobs on the plant’s flex line.
“This investment further extends the capabilities of the award-winning Oshawa Assembly Plant and pays compliment to the achievements of its dedicated workforce, one that consistently strives for excellence,” said Kevin Williams, president and managing director of General Motors of Canada. “Adding the Cadillac XTS affirms GM’s commitment to a strong manufacturing base in Canada, ensuring Oshawa will have a critical role in the ongoing transformation of Cadillac.”
The Oshawa Assembly Plant, which employs over 4,500 people, builds the Chevrolet Camaro and Impala, and has recently added the Chevrolet Equinox, Camaro Convertible and Buick Regal.
The new model was first shown as the Cadillac XTS Platinum concept car (pictured) last year. The production model will be revealed in the coming months, while production is planned to start in the first half of 2012.