GM Fairfax plant celebrates new project to build Cadillac Crossover XT4

Posted at 1:28 PM, Feb 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-21 14:28:17-05

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- General Motors Fairfax Assembly plant workers in Kansas City, Kansas, are celebrating a new $265 million investment from Cadillac to build the new Cadillac Crossover XT4.

GM is still producing the Chevrolet Malibu, and they added a second production line for the new Cadillac.

Workers have been making the car since last November, but production is top secret. The new car will not be revealed until March 27 at simultaneous events in New York and at the GM Fairfax plant in KCK. 

Doug Bias Jr., Training Representative with the UAW at GM Fairfax, said Cadillac chose GM Fairfax because workers have a reputation for quality and safety.

"We've proven time and time again we can launch a car on time, get it to the customer when they need it, get it to the dealer so we can get that car out for the company," said Bias.

He described the car as sleek.

GM Fairfax Plant Manager Bill Kulhanek explained that crossovers are in demand, and the project with Cadillac will ensure job stability for current workers at the plant.