General Motors has announced plans to launch 30 new EV models by 2025, investing billions into developing new all-electric vehicle technology. Additionally, it’s now looking like The General may also build two new all-electric crossovers for Honda at GM’s facilities in Mexico and Tennessee, the first of which will roll off the line as early as the 2023 calendar year.
In a recent report, Automotive News says that General Motors will launch production of an electrified Honda crossover in 2023 at GM’s Ramos Arizpe facility in Mexico. The Ramos Arizpe facility currently produces the Chevy Equinox and Chevy Blazer, but, as was reported last year, GM is looking to retool the facility for EV production within the next few years.
The Automotive News report also states that General Motors will begin production of a new electric crossover for Honda’s premium brand, Acura, by the 2024 calendar year at GM’s production facility in Spring Hill, Tennessee. The Spring Hill facility currently produces the GMC Acadia, the Cadillac XT5, and the Cadillac XT6, with plans to build the all-electric Cadillac Lyriq crossover next year. Production of the next-generation GMC Acadia will be moved to GM’s Lansing Delta Township facility in Michigan.
Details on the new GM-built electric Honda crossovers are still under wraps, but according to Automotive News, the models are expected to be roughly equivalent to the Cadillac Lyriq with regard to dimensions. Both the Honda model and the Acura model will utilize GM’s Ultium battery technology, and offer 450 miles of range between plugs.
So far, General Motors and Honda have declined to comment on the report. However, back in April of 2020, the two automakers announced a joint agreement to develop two new all-electric Honda models, while in September, GM and Honda revealed the signing of a non-binding memorandum of understanding to form a North American automotive alliance, including cooperation on purchasing, research and development, and connected services like OnStar. The two automakers also announced a sharing of common vehicle platforms, as well as both electrified and internal combustion propulsion systems.