Thursday, 24 January, 2019

Cadillac shocks Detroit Auto Show with electric SUV preview

2020 Cadillac XT6 makes global debut Cadillac shocks Detroit Auto Show with electric SUV preview
Jean Garcia | 14 January, 2019, 19:56

The look at the brand's first battery-electric vehicle came as part of the 2019 Detroit auto-show debut for the 2020 Cadillac XT6, a three-row crossover utility vehicle powered by a very conventional 3.6-liter V-6 gasoline engine.

The drive units and battery cells are designed for maximum usability throughout GM's vehicle line so don't be surprised to see the drivetrain and packs show up in other EVs down the road.

What we do know is that the auto will be based on GM's "BEV3" electric vehicle platform, which means flexibility for use in any type of vehicle, along with front-, rear- and all-wheel-drive configurations.

The General Motors Co. luxury brand will start building the vehicle after its current parade of new models hits the market by 2021, Cadillac President Steve Carlisle said during a press event on the eve of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

It can accommodate front-, rear-, or all-wheel drive configurations, and the battery system output can be varied depending on the specific vehicle and the needs of its buyers.

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GM is vowing to reposition Cadillac as an EV brand. The company did not share any details, however it said it will announced the same "closer to launch".

But we can surmise a few things from the announcement.

That would be an all-new, fully electric vehicle for Cadillac.

That anomalous model was also followed by GM with its first Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid in 2011. This will be the first model derived from GM's future EV platform. "The industry is going electric and we all expect the same amount of business", he said.

The potential Tesla Model X competitor doesn't yet have a name, nor do we know any of the key specifications including range, price or performance.

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