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Cadillac says that its new EV platform will allow it to quickly respond to customer preferences with a "relatively" short lead time, and a variety of body styles will be possible with the architecture.
The company promises that the vehicle will feature advanced drive units and battery cells that work optimally in all of GM's diverse markets.
The new electric Caddy SUV will be GMs first electric auto to use GM's new third-generation electric-car architecture, with a versatile "skateboard" chassis and a battery-pack design that can accommodate different capacities in the same format. The battery system can also be adapted to vehicle and customer requirements.
Steve Carlisle, president of Cadillac, says the upcoming model will challenge the world's best cars. Audi's e-tron SUV is accepting orders, Mercedes is planning to have an all electric luxury sport utility vehicle by the end of the decade and the Jaguar i-Pace is available for sale now.