Cadillac shocks Detroit Auto Show with electric SUV preview

2020 cadillac xt6 luxury 014 2020 Cadillac XT6 picks up where the CT6 leaves off

2020 cadillac xt6 luxury 014 2020 Cadillac XT6 picks up where the CT6 leaves off

The revelation came at the Detroit Auto Show.

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

Cadillac has also made mention of a "performance sedan", though it isn't clear if the brand was referring to a standalone model or a version of the upcoming CT4 or CT5, like a hot V-Series model.

For now, scope out the two images and stay tuned to AutoSpies.com as we update the site tonight and into tomorrow.

After recently learning that the Cadillac luxury brand would become General Motors' "lead electric vehicle brand", we all expected to see an EV unveiled soon, just not this soon.

The key will be GM's modular EV platform, which the automaker refers to as BEV3.

"It will represent the height of luxury and innovation while positioning Cadillac as the pinnacle of mobility", explains Cadillac president Steve Carlisle. Its arrival is part of an aggressive product cadence at Cadillac that will see one new model launched roughly 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 electric Caddy crossover will be just the first in a range of vehicles to make use of the platform, which has been created to accommodate front-, rear- or all-wheel drive configurations.

The most advanced components within this platform are the drive units and battery cells, both of which are being designed for maximum usability throughout GM vehicle lineups in different countries.

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