The electric auto is a sleek, sexy crossover SUV with a design clearly cribbed from the equally stunning Escala concept vehicle shown in 2016, and while it doesn't have a name yet the development is being fast-tracked around a new modular EV platform General Motors only announced on Friday. "The industry is going electric and we all expect the same amount of business", he said.
Cadillac hasn't said when the electric crossover will arrive but a previous report pegged the launch in 2021. The unnamed SUV likely marks the first of many announcements surrounding Cadillac's electrified offerings, as the automaker has pledged to cascade a cadence of vehicle introductions every six months over the next two years. We've just seen the reveal of the XT6 and also in the pipeline are a redesigned Escalade plus new CT4 and CT5 sedans.
Ford's redesigned Explorer SUV, debuted in Detroit on Friday, is on public display for the first time, with a high-powered version of the Mustang sports vehicle called the Shelby GT500 also to be unveiled. "It", being Caddy's first ever electric auto.
Cadillac is a division of General Motors which announced last week its intent to move towards an all-electric future. This will be the first model derived from GM's future EV platform.
GM says it is developing battery cells and drive units that can be used across different GM vehicle lineups across the globe. It will also be able to accommodate everything from compact cars to large, 7-seat luxury SUVs.
Cadillac's new EV is only a slight evolution of its current design language. As with Tesla, the high-end vehicle is created to allow GM to spread the costs of converting to electric drivetrains over more expensive models that can absorb the cost, after federal tax credits for the auto giant's plug-in cars run out.