Cadillac Tapped Into The Club Of Electric Vehicle Manufacturers

Ivan Schwartz
January 18, 2019

Cadillac will be developing a new battery electric architecture from scratch and its system will be adjusted according to to every vehicle and customer requirements. The vehicle was showcased at Detroit Auto Show and presents us with the first major insight into the technological development which General Motors is pursuing with its premium Cadillac brand. That said, we've only so far seen renderings of the electric crossover with few details regarding specs. On the rendering shows a vehicle with a dynamic silhouette in the spirit XT5 models and futuristic "blind" front.

As we've previously reported, the as-yet-unnamed Cadillac crossover will be the first production auto to use General Motors' new electric vehicle platform.

The President of Cadillac, Steve Carlisle, said that this electric crossover will be "the foundation for a new kind of Cadillac".

The company has already promised that this platform will create a number of models with different types of bodies.

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GM's future EV platform, which Cadillac is the first to utilize, will be flexible, with a relatively short design and development lead time.

GM is vowing to reposition Cadillac as an EV brand. GM said its gearing up to position Cadillac as a luxury rival to the current segment leader, Tesla. To stay competitive, GM's upcoming electric models will need to be affordably priced.

Cadillac has a goal to sell an electric SUV priced more affordably than Tesla Inc.'s Model X, which often retails for more than $100,000.

Cadillac is going to introduce new models roughly once a half year through 2021.

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