GM is currently developing a small electric Cadillac crossover that will undercut the mid-size Lyriq in the luxury brand’s growing EV portfolio. A few minor details on this mystery model surfaced in the spring, when GM allegedly showed an early draft of the vehicle to dealerships during a meeting, but now more concrete information on the XT4-sized subcompact crossover has come to light.
A recent report from Automotive News indicates this future small electric Cadillac crossover will arrive “in late 2024,” and will be built at GM’s Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico. The publication previously said this small Cadillac EV was “well received,” by the dealers who had seen it and could potentially be sold alongside the internal combustion engine-powered XT4 model for a brief period.
GM previously announced an investment of more than one billion dollars at the Ramos Arizpe facility to transform it into its fifth EV-specific manufacturing plant, joining Spring Hill in Tennessee, Factory Zero and Lake Orion in Michigan and CAMI in Ingersoll, Ontario. GM is also expected to build a small battery-electric crossover on behalf of Honda at the Ramos Arizpe plant, while a battery-electric Acura model may one day be built alongside the Cadillac Lyriq in Spring Hill.
It’s likely this future small electric Cadillac crossover will utilize a downsized version of the GM BEV3 platform that underpins the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, as well as GM’s Ultium modular battery pack design and Ultium Drive electric motors. We imagine it would also have a similar driving range to the Lyriq, which boasts a GM-estimated 300 miles of range on a full charge thanks to its 12-module, 100.4 kWh battery. The single motor, rear-wheel-drive Cadillac Lyriq produces 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque, for reference.
More information on this future small electric Cadillac crossover should begin to come to light as its rumored 2024 launch approaches.