Cadillac shocks Detroit Auto Show with electric SUV preview

Lloyd Doyle
January 14, 2019

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.

Cadillac has also made mention of a "performance sedan", though it isn't clear if the brand was referring to a standalone model or a version of the upcoming CT4 or CT5, like a hot V-Series model.

DETROIT - Cadillac furthered its recent product blitz today with the reveal of the brand's first EV.

The key will be GM's modular EV platform, which the automaker refers to as BEV3. The company did not share any details, however it said it will announced the same "closer to launch". "It joins the all-new XT4, which has soared to the top spot in its segment, our global best-selling XT5 and the iconic Escalade to accelerate the brand's global growth, with a spirit that is uniquely Cadillac".

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"It will represent the height of luxury and innovation while positioning Cadillac as the pinnacle of mobility", explains Cadillac president Steve Carlisle.

The all-new three-row vehicle will be a part of Cadillac's popular crossover and SUV lineup.

It'll take the form of a crossover because of course it will, and it will sit on GM's future electric vehicle platform.

GM's future EV platform, which Cadillac will be the first to use, will be flexible, allowing the company to respond quickly to customer preferences with a relatively short design and development lead time. The EVs can be configured in front-, rear- or all-wheel drive, and the output of their battery systems will be adjustable based on vehicle and customer needs.


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