During the 2020 Barclays Global Automotive Conference, held on vember 19, General Motors announced plans to introduce a total of four electric Cadillac models by 2025.
Before these four new Cadillac electric vehicles hit the market, GM will launch the Cadillac Lyriq crossover. The Lyriq will launch in the first quarter of 2022, nine months before the originally scheduled launch.
After the Lyriq, the four new electric Cadillac models will include an electric version of the Cadillac Escalade that could be referred to as the Cadillac Escalade EV. The full-size luxury SUV will use the same BT1 platform as the GMC Hummer EV and offer a range of at least 400 miles thanks to the Ultium battery shared with the aforementioned Hummer EV.
From there, two Cadillac electric crossovers will arrive by 2020 that will fit below and above the Lyriq in terms of size and price. GM registered the Optiq and Symboliq brands as trademarks back in July, and it is likely that the names will be intended for these two luxury CUVs. Both models are expected to run on the same GM BEV3 platform as the Lyriq, using Ultium batteries.
The last electric Cadillac vehicle will be a new sedan known as the Celestiq. The Celestiq is largely hand-built and is used as a Cadillac flagship with a starting price in the $ 200,000 range.
In addition to the four Cadillac EV models, GM also mentioned new "low-roof entries". These will either be new passenger cars such as sedans or four-door coupe versions of existing models such as crossovers.
By 2025, the Cadillac CT5 and CT4 sedans will have reached the end of their respective lifecycle. It is currently unclear what the future of these two ICE models will look like. As of this writing, there are no plans to electrify the CT4 or CT5, although it is possible that the two vehicles could be redesigned as electric vehicles in the BEV3 architecture. Another option is to overhaul or otherwise update the two models with internal combustion engines.
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