Concept This Is Cadillac's New Electric Crossover

Muriel Colon
January 18, 2019

General Motors had very recently announced that it would be turning its Cadillac brand as its "lead electric vehicle brand", as the playground for electric cars has further leveled. One of the last brands to go electric is the Toyota-owned Lexus, who doesn't have an EV in their lineup, though they do have a successful range of hybrids.

In a shocking turn of events (pun intended), Cadillac revealed the design of its first electric vehicle during Sunday night's preview showing of the new 2020 XT6 crossover SUV, whose formal debut took place Monday at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

That would be an all-new, fully electric vehicle for Cadillac. GM said its gearing up to position Cadillac as a luxury rival to the current segment leader, Tesla.

Cadillac is the latest of big name auto makers to show their support for an all-electric future.

"Cadillac's EV will hit the heart of the crossover market and meet the needs of customers around the world", Steve Carlisle, president of Cadillac, said in the press release.

The Model X is more expensive now, but the Silicon Valley electric-car maker is working on the Model Y, a smaller SUV with a lower price tag.

Technical details surrounding the electric SUV are slim - General Motors says its new hardware is capable of being configured with front, rear or all-wheel-drive layouts.

Cadillac hasn't said when the electric crossover will arrive but a previous report pegged the launch in 2021.

Cadillac says that its new EV platform will allow it to quickly respond to customer preferences with a "relatively" short lead time, and a variety of body styles will be possible with the architecture.

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