Lansing Made Car Of the Year Nominee is Already a Winner

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LANSING (WILX)- They are calling it a flawless masterpiece.

The Cadillac ATS made right here in the heart of Lansing has created more jobs and now is up for Car of The Year. It's going up against the Ford Fusion and the Honda Accord, but the nomination alone brings pride to the city.

It doesn't shock UAW President Mike Green that the Grand River Assembly Plant may have put together this years top car.

"That means everything came together the engineering, and putting it on the floor," said Green.

The locally made luxury car has been a lucky charm for the assembly plant bringing more than just bragging rights but jobs as well.

"It's all about jobs. The 2nd shift came back with the ATS. So ATS has been very good to us so far," said Green.

And one good thing seems to lead to another. Camaro announced last month that it's also going to have it's cars built at the Lansing Great Rivers Plant.

The winner of Car of The Year will be announced Monday morning at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but the nomination alone for the ATS Cadillac is worth celebrating says Green.

"You've already won because of being invited," said Green.

This years car show has not only been getting the workers at the grand river assembly plant excited, but the auto dealers here in lansing as well have been happy to welcome the neighboring extravaganza as well as it brings in more revenue....

"The auto show has already brought in a big array of people," said New Car Manager for Shaheen Chevrolet Jeff Cords.

The auto shows opens to the public next Saturday in Detroit. WILX crews will be there Monday as they announce the Car of The Year.

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