Published: Fri, January 18, 2019
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

NAIAS: Cadillac gives preview of EV crossover concept

NAIAS: Cadillac gives preview of EV crossover concept

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. "It will represent the height of luxury and innovation while positioning Cadillac as the pinnacle of mobility".

As we've previously reported, the as-yet-unnamed Cadillac crossover will be the first production auto to use General Motors' new electric vehicle platform.

The electric Caddy is the first model derived from GM's future EV platform, as the brand readies itself for an "all-electric future". We're told this platform will feature battery and drive units designed for "maximum usability" throughout GM cars across different countries. "The battery system will also be adjustable, based on vehicle and customer requirements".

With such little information shared about the upcoming EV and GM's platform, it's hard not to take the automaker's promises with a grain of salt.

BEV3 is a brand-new platform being developed by Cadillac and doesn't take cues from its now operational electric vehicle frameworks like that in Chevrolet.

Certainly, Cadillac will face no shortage of competition among luxury electric SUVs by then, with new models hitting the market from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz this year.

While Cadillac does not now 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.

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