Cadillac reveals electric SUV
Cadillac cannot afford to sit this one out.
With key rivals such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti building production and concept versions of electric SUVs, General Motors has no choice but to enter the fray with its own model.
Silent by nature and nameless for now, Cadillac’s first EV will ride on modular electric architecture shared throughout the General Motors family.
The premium brand will be the first to use the platform, helping Cadillac catch up with to the likes of Audi’s e-tron and the Jaguar I-Pace which are already in production.
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. The model is likely to feature cutting-edge technology including an updated version of Cadillac’s Super Cruise driver assistance suite.
Steve Carlisle, president of Cadillac, says the upcoming model will challenge the world’s best cars.
“Cadillac’s EV will hit the heart of the crossover market and meet the needs of customers around the world,” he says.
“It will represent the height of luxury and innovation while positioning Cadillac as the pinnacle of mobility.”
While Cadillac does not currently sell cars in Australia - or build cars in right-hand-drive - the brand’s models could feature in future Holden showrooms in a similar capacity to converted Chevrolet Camaro and Silverado vehicles.