GM Begins Testing Electric Cadillac Crossover Above Lyriq22
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.
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This is the one I’m waiting for.
Is this on the Ultium Prime platform that was recently discussed?
It will be interesting what quantities of the ICE versions will sell of each of Cadillacs models compared to the upcoming EVs. Significant increase in sales or will the ICEs drop significantly in volume.
No, this one would not be on Prime. That model would come later, and be produced at Lansing Grand River.
SUV this. Crossover that. Enough to make a person vomit.
Cadillac is no longer being a Cadillac but nothing more than a Chevrolet with more features or a German wanna-be. I just hope Cadillac doesn’t get any more stupid and drop the CT4/5 for yet another box.
SUVs are what is selling. They are going to offer what makes the money.
Troy: You best take a look at the most recent sales numbers. The only reason anyone can say that SUV/CUV’s are selling is because there are so many of them. Combined, yes they are selling. But look at the individual number breakdown for GM an every SUV/CUV they offer. Not very impressive. Not only that, but when you offer so few cars and only offer the SUV and truck styles, of course the numbers will be higher for those. But again, take a look at the numbers as they don’t lie.
Now I will give you that they probably make more money when you include all the truck based SUV’s like the Tahoe, Yukon and Escalade.
Cadillac will more customers going all ev ,,including me
Please, Cadillac, build a 10,000 lb Hummeriq. In fact, build an Avalanchiq too. Has anyone else seen an BEV on the side of the road ye? It’s coming.
I still will never understand why Cadillac didn’t use the XT4,XT5,XT6, CT4, CT5,CT6 and Escalade names for their upcoming BEV’s….even Mercedes just announced that they will discontinue the EQ branding because it makes no sense any more as all their vehicles will be BEV’s shortly.
Because the alpha numerics are going away to b replaced with actual names. Escalade will remain.
While Chevy is blending this over a longer time and keeping duel lines they are reusing names with two deferent models.
Cadillac is going to replace their lines in a much faster path and the names they have or numbers they have hold little equity with the public. Cadillac is trying to reinvent itself as it is struggling as it is. If they can meet or come close to Tesla numbers they will be doing much better than they are now.
2022 Cadillac 134,726 Delivered
2022 Tesla 1.3 Million Delivered.
Tesla for the most part sells products in the same price range as Tesla and you have to admit outside the old S model they are not the most stylish models there are. GM can clearly beat them on styling and should be able to compete in the many other areas. Imagine if Cadillac only sold half of what Tesla did vs Lincoln at 86,486 Benz 350,94, Audi 196,038, BMW 101,738 they would be well established in this segment.
Lets face it Tesla has proven there is a market out there and it is growing. They do not have the best quality, styling or reliability but people are buying. Cadillac is struggling with the ICE lines and if it take this change so be it.
All these MFGs will have full EV rosters in the coming years and GM can set the pace and expectations. Do it better than Tesla and keep it better than the rest.
Let Chevy and GMC do the slow transition with dual lines and keep Ice alive as long as they can and reap the benefits of the products from Cadillac being build for Chevy at a lower price due to the volume from Cadillac.
Not that it makes much of a difference here, but be mindful when comparing Tesla’s global sales to other manufacturers. Cadillac also delivered 194k in China in 2022. Only 122 Lyriq delivered in the US in 2022, but 2500 in China.
China will serve itself we need to focus on American sales of Cadillac period.
Ok, well then use Tesla’s US sales which for 2022 was about 490k.
Still much better. And a very good number for Cadillac to match after years on only 1/4 of that total.
Well said, Cadillac lost its way decades ago. They should go all in on bold BEVs that are distinct from other GM siblings. Reduce trims and just make a few core vehicles at scale – rebuild the brand (Cadillac has no emotional meaning to younger generations). GM always gets caught up in benchmarking and then making something middling – Cadillac should swing for the fences and make a 500 mile range ‘Plaid-like’ trim available on each new vehicle. Tell me that won’t sell – and be a halo. They have to prove themselves as Cadillac prestige has been eroded. GM has great engineers, let them have free reign.
I hope it’s Fantastiq. If it’s not, that would be Drastiq.
Still would love to see a RWD based Cross-over SUV with performance ICEs and FWD Electric motors similar to the Corvette E-Ray with a plug-in option. As far as the names are concerned it is a total crapshoot. They would be better of to ask a bunch of 3rd grade kids to come up with the names.
Another gm vehicle revealed that they will some day getting around to building. EV sales nothing but embarrassing to gm so far.
It appears some very intriguing vehicles are in store from Cadillac.
Zzzzzzzzz. How many Crossovers should a company offer ?
Cadillac gets lost , more & more .
I remember when station wagons & mini vans laughed off the road as uncool.
Its HAPPENING now with all of these high top boxes .
In the world of luxury, choice is key .
So , they can’t make a Lyriq sedan ?
Cool coupe & convertible?
I sure can get them from Germany!
Its just sickening.
How many Crossovers are enough?
Buick offer only those things.
Chevy too .
People are being FORCED to buy them ; that’s why we see so many !
Then they ditched the alphabet soup names for the Q nonsense.
I don’t know ANYONE into any of this.
Just was mentioned .
Each passing moment, the emotional appeal of Cadillac is dying.
Bringing back Goddesses from the 1930s sure isn’t going to do that either.