On Sunday, Cadillac revealed what is likely to be the first electric car in the luxury brand portfolio. And surprise, it's a crossover.
The images of the full-size crossover SUV, unveiled during a debut party for the 2020 Cadillac XT6 in Detroit, start a transformation of GM's luxury brand. On Friday, GM announced plans to turn Cadillac into its leading electric car brand in an effort to compete against Tesla as well as a host of other car manufacturers bringing EV's on the market.
 There is not much known about this crossover yet. Cadillac said the name of the electric crossover and further details of the vehicle will be revealed closer to the launch.
This vehicle will not be based on the electrical architecture found on GM's Chevrolet models, Volt or Bolt EV. GM starts with a clean slate and develops a new electric battery architecture, which Cadillac will be the first to use.
The most advanced components within the platform are drives and battery cells that will be used throughout GM vehicle setups in different countries, according to the automaker. The EVs can be configured in front, rear or full wheel drive, and their battery systems can be adjusted according to vehicle and customer needs, GM says.
The battery system can also be adjusted based on the vehicle and customer requirements.
This seems to be the start of an aggressive product acceleration for Cadillac. Fresh off of the XT6 crossover reveals, Cadillac also suggested both a future Escalade and an upcoming performance sedan. Cadillac said it plans to introduce new models at a speed of about every six months through 2021.