During GM's EV Day, they announced some new EV models for Cadillac.
There will be at least 3 new Cadillac EVs
- The Celestiq, a big, luxurious, sedan that will be hand-built in Michigan
The Celestiq is a big, luxurious, sedan that will be hand-built in Michigan and run on electrons. It will also be the flagship of Cadillac, which GM has made its lead electric brand.
"It's a dream car for this company and our customers," Reuss said. "It's the ultimate expression of Cadillac design and technology, and the ultimate luxury experience."
In a brief interview, Cadillac president Steve Carlisle indicated that production would be quite limited. "We need to do something we haven't done before," he said.
- The Lyriq, and electric crossover based on the crossover version of the platform known as BEV3
The Lyriq is based on the crossover version of the platform known as BEV3. The five-seat, two-row midsize SUV will go into production in late 2021 or early 2022, with the first units going to China and North America getting its first supply a few weeks later. As you might have expected, the Lyriq's batteries live in its floor, under the seats. Since Cadillac isn't sharing photos of the thing quite yet, but did show it to us, we'll describe it as best we can:
- An Escalade-sized electric Cadillac that’ll ride on the new GMC Hummer EV’s platform.
GM laid bare some of its plans for those next-gen electric vehicles, including news about an Escalade-sized electric Cadillac that’ll ride on the new GMC Hummer EV’s platform. Sadly, we don’t know much about the new Cadillac EV beyond that; however, GM did reveal information about the Hummer EV’s platform.
An all-electric Escalade makes a lot of sense for Cadillac, it is their flagship vehicle after all. But I'm very interested in this Celestiq, if it's as exclusive as GM claims, they really have to step up their build quality and materials to make it so luxurious.