Cadillac's first electric SUV revealed

Cadillac's first electric SUV revealed

Cadillac's first electric SUV revealed

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. In order to keep up with emerging markets, the automaker surprised the world with a teaser for its first fully electric SUV on Sunday, slating release for 2022.

Just a few days after GM president Mark Ruess said Cadillac would carry the EV torch for the automaker, the luxury brand revealed an all-electric crossover at an event before the Detroit auto show. It claims we'll see one new model every six months through 2021. But, other body styles will follow this crossover, and in short succession too - aforementioned flexibility means each future EV will have a short design and development time. The battery system can also be adapted to vehicle and customer requirements.

Cadillac's EV will be offered in both two- and all-wheel drive configurations globally and will use a rather unique battery architecture. Carlisle said the mid-sized luxury sport utility vehicle will sell for prices on par with similar gasoline-powered models, which usually start around $50,000 and get more pricey with add-ons. While Tesla may have the crown for most well-known EV maker, there are lots of brands creeping in to take a share of the market.

Cadillac's electric crossover is expected to be a mid-size model created to take on the Tesla Model X and offer buyers the choice of two or three rows of seats.

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