Cadillac is ramping up its all-electric vehicle efforts with several new battery-powered models, including a new small crossover set to slide in below the Lyriq with regard to the electric Cadillac lineup. Now, GM Authority has captured the forthcoming sub-Lyriq electric Cadillac crossover out testing as a camo-clad prototype, providing us with another look at the model’s styling. The new photos show several of the exterior features up close.
The front end, for example, shows a large, blocked-off fascia and grille section, with a curved shape that wraps around into the fenders in a single smooth line. At either side of the fascia, we see a set of vertically oriented lights. The lighting bits are obviously placeholder units, but appear to include larger projectors up top and smaller lights underneath, as well as what appears to be either markers or turn signals mounted at the bottom of the clusters. A small, slim air intake is seen below the larger blocked-off grille.
Moving around to the profile, we see a set of two-tone alloy wheels. This wheel design has been spotted on prototype units of the sub-Lyriq electric Cadillac crossover prior, and includes a split six-spoke layout with a silver outer finish and darker inner finish. The sideview mirrors have a sleek, drawn-back design and sculpted look. The rear overhang is also very short, while up top, we see a number of sensors and a rear-mounted shark fin antenna.
The rear end of this sub-Lyriq electric Cadillac crossover prototype gives us a good look at the taillight setup, which incorporates a series of round lamps that run down the outer edges of the hatch, leading into a vertically oriented lights mounted near the rear fenders. These lights are once again placeholder units, but suggest an interesting rear lighting setup for the final production design. There’s also an interesting winged item placed on the rear glass, which we’ve seen on prototypes previously.
Under the skin, the sub-Lyriq electric Cadillac crossover rides on the GM BEV3 platform, the same underpinnings as the Cadillac Lyriq, with GM Ultium batteries and GM Ultium Drive motors providing the motivation.