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GM offers up revealing new details of future electric cars

Jamie L. LaReau, Detroit Free Press on

Published in Automotive News

DETROIT -- In its 2019 Sustainability Report released Thursday, General Motors is providing new details of its upcoming flood of electric vehicles.

The report also outlined advances across the company GM made last year as well as where it can improve, such as in diversity hiring.

"In some cases we feel good about the progress we've made, but we know we can do better," Dane Parker, GM's Sustainability Officer, told reporters. "Where we are is necessary, but we need to improve as we move forward."

Hints at future Cadillacs

In the report, GM said Cadillac, its luxury brand, will see new all-electric SUVs that mirror many of its internal combustion engine models already in the lineup.

For example, the report said Cadillac will reveal an electric "globally sized luxury three-row SUV." That matches the description of its current XT6 SUV, a detail not previously disclosed.

 

Also new, Cadillac will offer an all-electric SUV with "attainable luxury -- similar to today's Cadillac XT4."

Another hint at Cadillac's upcoming EV lineup is a statement in the report that there will be a full-size, three-row luxury SUV that reflects the iconic Escalade.

Finally, GM has previously said it will hand-build a halo, vehicle called the Cadillac Celestiq, but in the report GM discloses that only 1.2 Celestiqs will be made per day.

GM's plans to push EVs

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