On the eve of the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, Cadillac has surprised the media with a first look at an upcoming electric crossover SUV, perhaps the first of many electric vehicles to come for the marque. According to the company-issued report, this Cadillac EV will be based on GM's next-gen EV architecture. It's part of GM's plan to turn Cadillac into its EV leader in an attempt to lure sales away from Tesla while also countering the onslaught of EVs in the pipeline at the German luxury brands.
That would be an all-new, fully electric vehicle for Cadillac.More news: All-New 2020 Ford Explorer ST Is Ford's Most Powerful SUV Ever
The key will be GM's modular EV platform, which the automaker refers to as BEV3. "It will represent the height of luxury and innovation while positioning Cadillac as the pinnacle of mobility".
"The first-ever Cadillac XT6 delivers a compelling blend of spaciousness, safety and convenience features for customers who thrive on doing it all", said Steve Carlisle, Cadillac president. The company did not share any details, however it said it will announced the same "closer to launch". Overall, Cadillac will introduce new models at the rate of roughly one every six months through 2021.More news: Dillian Whyte fancies his chances of knocking out Tyson Fury
The XT6 will soon be followed by a new Escalade and a new performance sedan. The platform is the familiar skateboard design where a flat battery sits in the floor and electric motors are mounted at the axles, and GM has said that BEV3 will be able to offer more than 300 miles of range.
More importantly, the platform promises flexibility: front, rear or all-wheel drive, and varying power outputs dependant on the vehicle and customer.More news: Zimbabwe Faces Fresh Protests Amid Collapsing Economy