Cadillac’s First Electric Vehicle Reportedly Coming In 2020 Or 2021

General Motors teased a mysterious electric coupe last October and then followed up one month later by announcing plans for a “Lux Low Roof” electric vehicle.

The company has remained tight-lipped about the model, but patent images suggested the car could be a stylish coupe which has a front fascia that echoes the well-received Escala concept. The model also had a long hood, a rakish windscreen and curvaceous bodywork.

We haven’t heard much about the car since then, but The Detroit Free Press is reporting the first electric Cadillac will be launched in 2020 or 2021. However, it’s not exactly clear if the first EV will be the coupe as GM also has plans for compact, mid-size and large luxury crossovers with an electric powertrain.

While the report doesn’t say much about the company’s first electric vehicle, it says the CT5 mid-size sedan will be introduced next fall and will be followed by the CT4 compact that’s slated to debut in 2020.

Both models are rumored to be smaller than their predecessors, the CTS and ATS respectively, as far as external dimensions are concerned, but will reportedly have more interior space. In fact, the publication says all future Cadillacs are aiming to have the most interior room in their class.

The company hasn’t disclosed much about the models, but both are expected to be offered with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 237 hp (177 kW) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque. The CT5 should also have an optional V6 as well as a twin-turbo 4.2-liter V8 in the CT5-V. In the CT6-V, the engine produces an estimated 550 hp (410 kW / 557 PS) and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque.

Speaking of the sedans, it appears the XTS isn’t going away anytime soon. The model was recently updated for the 2018 model year and the report claims another update could arrive next fall. That being said, former Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen had suggested the XTS was going to be dropped.

The report also suggests Cadillac could offer a sub-compact crossover called the XT2 or XT3. The model would slot underneath the XT4 and presumably battle the Mercedes GLA and Lexus UX. Little is known about it at this point, but the report suggests the model could arrive as early as 2020.

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  • How it might be going to be named?

  • It definitely would be appealing in China, where electric car is the norm. Not sure how they will tackle European market with it though.

  • Haywood Jablowme

    High positive correlation: Caddy drivers and pillow-biters.

  • Paul

    It means Cadillac is getting Buick’s Avista but in electric form. Hope Hope.

  • Dr Keijo Cat

    I’ll be first to buy this cadillac…. in 4 to 5 years.

    • Undisputed Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Maybe 5 to 10 years, brokey!

  • James Denz
    Cadillac’s first electric was actually the ELR, the rebodied Volt with it’s gas powered generator for long trips.

    • StrangerGP

      It’s going to be hilarious watching Cadillac trying to make people forget about that total failure of a car.

  • Enter Ranting

    Ugh, enough crossovers and SUVs. We have enough different versions now to last a lifetime.

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