The Cadillac brand was built on the back of luxurious passenger sedans, but the traditional four-door is no longer very popular, with most consumers seeking out crossovers and SUVs instead. However even as much of the industry abandons sedans in favor of other vehicle types, Cadillac is still interested in making four-door passenger vehicles going forward.
GM Authority has learned that Cadillac will still produce so-called “low hip-point,” or low H-point vehicles going forward. In GM terms, a crossover like the Cadillac Lyriq has a “regular H point,” that allows passengers to easily get in and out of them while also featuring a higher ride height expected of a crossover. A low H point vehicle, by comparison, is a sedan that sits lower than a crossover like the Lyriq.
Future Cadillac four doors will feature a low H point, but that doesn’t mean they will be traditional three-box sedans. Instead, these vehicles will be sportbacks similar to the Cadillac Escala concept, offering up a similar package to a low-slung sedan but with a sportback-style rear end that may offer up more cargo space.
The Cadillac Celestiq is a good example of a low H point vehicle that Cadillac has in the works. However with an expected price tag of $300,000, this vehicle will be inaccessible to the vast majority of Americans. That said, our sources indicate there will be at least one more low H point Cadillac vehicle beyond the Celestiq, which will be smaller and less expensive. GM referred to this model as the “Lux Low Roof,” in its BEV3 product presentation that it delivered back in 2020. The American luxury automaker is also said to be considering a third low H point vehicle of some sort, but it’s unclear if this model has been given the green light for production.
All of these future low H point Cadillac vehicles will be battery-electric and will not feature internal combustion engines. The luxury brand will transition to a complete battery-electric vehicle portfolio by 2030 and is therefore not expected to introduce many new internal combustion engine vehicles or variants in the future.