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Cadillac CTS Named Motor Trend Magazine's Car Of The Year

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - The Cadillac CTS sedan has been named Motor Trend Magazine's 2014 Car of the Year. The car is made here in Lansing at the Grand River Assembly Plant. 

It's the second time that model has won the prestigious motor trend award.

"It just shows that Lansing Michigan and American and Cadillac can build a very competitive luxury vehicle one that can compete with vehicles on the worlds stage," said Ed Welburn, the Vice President of General Motors.

 

The Cadillac CTS beat out 21 contenders, including the BMW 4 series and the Chevy Corvette.

In 2008, Cadillac also won car of the year for the CTS produced in Lansing.

 

To win, the CTS had to endure a proving ground in the desert with multiple tests. Then was taken out onto real world roads and put up against foreign vehicles including Kia, Mazda and Mercedes Benz.

"Its a very involved process, its one we're very proud of, and I think its the industry's most prestigious award because of it," said Edward Loh, editor-in-chief at Motor Trend Magazine.

"We're competing against the world on these cars. And they do a fantastic job building these cars. They work very hard to make them the best they can," said Randy Freeman, with the UAW Local 652 chapter.

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