Cadillac Takes Aim at Tesla With SUV Priced Below Model X

Cadillac Takes Aim at Tesla With SUV Priced Below Model X

The revelation came at the Detroit Auto Show.

GM is vowing to reposition Cadillac as an EV brand.

For now, scope out the two images and stay tuned to AutoSpies.com as we update the site tonight and into tomorrow. The brand has also confirmed that "a variety" of electric cars based on the BEV3 platform will be added to its lineup.

The electric auto is a sleek, sexy crossover SUV with a design clearly cribbed from the equally stunning Escala concept vehicle shown in 2016, and while it doesn't have a name yet the development is being fast-tracked around a new modular EV platform General Motors only announced on Friday.

Nissan's (7201.T-JP) luxury brand Infiniti announced all future models starting in 2021 will be "electrified", meaning either plug-in hybrid or all-electric as it rolled out the QX Inspiration at Detroit. "It will represent the height of luxury and innovation while positioning Cadillac as the pinnacle of mobility".

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"The first-ever Cadillac XT6 delivers a compelling blend of spaciousness, safety and convenience features for customers who thrive on doing it all", said Steve Carlisle, Cadillac president. Those details will be revealed closer to launch, we're told. The company plans to release a new model every six months through 2021.

It can accommodate front-, rear-, or all-wheel drive configurations, and the battery system output can be varied depending on the specific vehicle and the needs of its buyers.

The XT6 will soon be followed by a new Escalade and a new performance sedan.

That platform, GM said, will allow the company "to respond quickly to customer preferences with a relatively short design and development lead time" due to its flexibility and variability.

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