Cadillac teases an electric vehicle: Here's what it looks like

Cadillac teases an electric vehicle: Here's what it looks like

It'll take the form of a crossover because of course it will, and it will sit on GM's future electric auto platform. 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.

"It", being Caddy's first ever electric vehicle. "Overall, Cadillac will introduce new models at the rate of roughly one every six months through 2021", the company said. In addition, the U.S. manufacturer will build a "disproportionate share" of the 20 new electric models that General Motors intends to bring to market worldwide by 2023. GM is starting with a clean slate and developing a new battery electric architecture, which Cadillac will be the first to use.

Cadillac did not disclose a name, price, or release date for the electric auto.

The electric Caddy is the first model derived from GM's future EV platform, as the brand readies itself for an "all-electric future".

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The new platform will be flexible, and adaptable to front-, rear- and all-wheel-drive configurations.

Cadillac President Steve Carlisle promised that the new model "will bring together luxury and innovation". Current images of the EV situate it as a luxury Model X competitor.

"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", Cadillac said in a release.

The battery system also will be adjustable, based on vehicle and customer requirements.

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