General Motors had a big day at the Barclay Global Automotive Conference. CEO Mary Barra’s job was to convince investors her company will lead the electrified future, and namely, provided more details on its future electric-car portfolio.
Aside from teasing a potential future electric crossover in the presentation, Barra also noted an electric-car we already plucked from its future lineup. An “expressive luxury low-roof” battery-electric vehicle is indeed part of the 20 new electric cars by 2023, Seeking Alpha reported.
The description matches a particular car cloaked in a teaser photo GM released last month of its future electric cars and we specifically picked out a low-slung vehicle draped under a sheet. From the photo, we noted it’s absolutely a two-door model with a prominent wheel arch and long hood. We’d bet this is the car Barra referred to.
But, what is it? Her explanation lends itself to some sort of Cadillac with the word “luxury,” since the brand often encompasses both performance and “expressive luxury” design. If it’s the rumored Corvette E-Ray, it likely won’t share the mid-engine C8 Corvette‘s platform at all, which seems unreasonable to us. The Camaro is likely off the table as well. Maybe GM took our advice and will put the Buick Avista into production as an electric sports coupe.
According to Barra’s timeline, this electric vehicle will likely ride on the automaker’s new EV platform due for launch in 2021, which promises cost efficiency to help GM turn a profit on its electric cars. We’ll be waiting to see how performance and expressive design conducts itself in the age of electric cars.