General Motors is looking to slightly increase production of the Cadillac XLR roadster in the face of overwhelming demand, said David Leone, chief engineer for the Cadillac Sigma prestige vehicle architecture team.
"We want to maintain the scarcity of the XLR while still taking advantage of dealer orders that are five times what we can build," Leone said Monday at the Management Briefing Seminars.
Through the end of June, Cadillac had sold 321 XLRs in the United States this year, and had a 62-day supply on July 1.
Leone said the extra production would be available before the 2006 model year. He also said it wouldn't affect production of the Chevrolet Corvette. Both vehicles are built in GM's Bowling Green, Ky., assembly plant.