Cadillac is stepping up its EV game with a variety of new all-electric models, including standouts like the Cadillac Lyriq luxury crossover and Cadillac Celestiq ultra-premium luxury sedan. Now, GM Authority has learned that GM is currently testing a new all-electric Cadillac crossover set to slot in above the Cadillac Lyriq with regard to the luxury marque’s EV lineup.
In addition to slotting in above the Cadillac Lyriq, the upcoming all-electric Cadillac crossover model will be similar to the current ICE-based Cadillac XT6 with regard to proportions, but with a longer dash-to-axle ratio than the XT6. The upcoming EV crossover will also incorporate a more-upright rear window and offer up a more traditional utility vehicle shape overall. As such, this new model will not include the steeply inclined rear window design seen on the Cadillac Lyriq.
Further design features may include vertical taillights similar to those equipped by the Cadillac Escalade, per initial design mockups. Meanwhile, inside the cabin, the upcoming electric Cadillac crossover may offer three rows of seats, similar to the Cadillac XT6, which seats up to seven passengers.
Looking ahead, this new all-electric Cadillac crossover could be revealed sometime before the end of the 2023 calendar year, with the start of regular production (SORP) possibly kicking off sometime in the 2024 calendar year. As such, this larger crossover model could end up becoming one of the three Cadillac EVs that will be unveiled before the end of 2023, per a recent statement from global Cadillac vice president Rory Harvey. Further possibilities include a smaller Cadillac EV that may bear a similar exterior shape as the Chevy Equinox EV, which will slot in below the Cadillac Lyriq, as well as an all-electric version of the Cadillac Escalade full-size SUV.
As for the naming convention, the upcoming Cadillac crossover will incorporate Cadillac’s latest IQ naming conventions, per models like the Cadillac Lyriq and Cadillac Celestiq.
We’ll be sure to bring you all the latest on Cadillac’s all-electric transition, so stay tuned, and in the meantime remember to subscribe to GM Authority for more Cadillac news, GM electric vehicle news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.