General Motors has always said that Cadillac would be its brand of choice to lead its efforts in entering the electric-car field, and it looks like this is the truth. Earlier this year during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), the American carmaker showcased its first-ever fully electric vehicle — a Cadillac EV crossover.
Previously, Cadillac has offered only sedan options for its EV and hybrid models. The decision to offer an EV crossover is actually not too surprising, considering sedan sales are currently in a decline. This new vehicle will also be Cadillac’s first vehicle to be powered solely by electric power. It will also be the first vehicle to use GM’s new electric platform, which is called the BEV3.
“Cadillac’s EV will hit the heart of the crossover market and meet the needs of customers around the world,” said Steve Carlisle, president of Cadillac. “It will represent the height of luxury and innovation while positioning Cadillac as the pinnacle of nobility.”
Right now, the Cadillac EV crossover doesn’t have a name, but we’re expected to learn more about this new vehicle closer to the vehicle’s launch date. While we don’t know when this date is, it’s possible that we won’t have to wait too long, as the premium American carmaker will be releasing a new model about every six months through 2021.
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