Cadillac shocks Detroit Auto Show with electric SUV preview

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American brand Cadillac unveiled in Detroit image of its first electric vehicle - yet unnamed. This year alone, more than 20 completely new or partly overhauled vehicles are expected to come onto the Chinese market.

The EV is still nameless though GM says it is the first vehicle with the automaker's future EV platform.

While Cadillac does not now sell cars in Australia - or build cars in right-hand-drive - the brand's models could feature in future Holden showrooms in a similar capacity to converted Chevrolet Camaro and Silverado vehicles. 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. However, these are mere speculations, with no official confirmation given by the company.

The first electric vehicle brand Cadillac will be a crossover. That said, we've only so far seen renderings of the electric crossover with few details regarding specs. GM said its gearing up to position Cadillac as a luxury rival to the current segment leader, Tesla. Cadillac says that what makes this framework different from others are the drive units and battery cells.




As such, the future Cadillac EV could be developed, at least partially, in Australia.

So, our Twitter poll for this week asks readers simply: "Would you buy an electric auto from Cadillac?".

The company's electric vehicle will "represent the height of luxury and innovation while positioning Cadillac as the pinnacle of mobility", according to Cadillac president, Steve Carlisle.

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