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We have our first surprise, Spies!

So far the 2019 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) has been pretty much par for the course but General Motors' has brought forth something we didn't see coming.

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

CES Detroit Auto Show Photo Gallery

Although information is incredibly light at this point, this is GM signaling to the market it will not be sitting on its hands as EVs begin to come into the mainstream. According to the company-issued report, this Cadillac EV will be based on GM's next-gen EV architecture.

The vehicle doesn't have a name as of tonight and there's no substantial details as of now (e.g., how many miles will it get on a full charge?)

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


CES Detroit Auto Show Photo Gallery






Cadillac's press release follows:

Cadillac Shows Brand’s First Fully Electric EV

Cadillac Model Will Be The First Of GM's Next-Generation EVs


DETROIT — Cadillac furthered its recent product blitz today with the reveal of the brand’s first EV. This will be the first model derived from GM’s future EV platform. GM announced on Friday that Cadillac will be at the vanguard of the company’s move toward an all-electric future.

“Cadillac’s EV will hit the heart of the crossover market and meet the needs of customers around the world,” said Steve Carlisle, president of Cadillac. “It will represent the height of luxury and innovation while positioning Cadillac as the pinnacle of mobility.”

The Cadillac EV’s name and additional details will be revealed closer to launch. Today’s announcement is part of Cadillac’s aggressive product acceleration announced this week — in addition to revealing the all-new XT6 crossover, the company also hinted at both a future Escalade and an upcoming performance sedan. Overall, Cadillac will introduce new models at the rate of roughly one every six months through 2021.

GM’s future EV platform, which Cadillac will be the first to use, will be flexible, allowing the company to respond quickly to customer preferences with a relatively short design and development lead time. The Cadillac portfolio will eventually benefit from a variety of body styles that can be spun off this architecture.

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. The EVs can be configured in front-, rear- or all-wheel drive, and the output of their battery systems will be adjustable based on vehicle and customer needs.




#NAIAS: General Motors' Cadillac Rolls Out Its FIRST Ever EV, Will Set The Tone For GM's Next-gen EVs

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