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....and meet the needs of customers around the world.

.....throughout GM vehicle lineups in different countries.
Why do I hear "China" when I read lines like this in US press releases?

Overall, Cadillac will introduce new models at the rate of roughly one every six months through 2021.
So, at least 5 new models?
 

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Looks like the next generation of EV's are going to be of two categories, the luxury SUV's and the mid level CUV's. Let's hope with the 100 models predicted to be announced for production by 2020 (wait, that's just next year), there will be more variety.
 

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We had been hearing for some time about a future crossover based on the Bolt that would launch as a Buick. Previously, GM CEO Mary Barra had announced that multiple vehicles would be launching on the Chevy Bolt platform. So far, that has not come to pass.
Ummm.......

"The Bolt is our platform that we’re going to continue on and have a huge range of vehicles. We haven’t announced them yet, but you’re going to see more coming." -- Mary Barra in January of 2017

GM will launch several new electric vehicles using the Chevy Bolt EV platform

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I'll just drop this here. New for 2019 - mid-year XT6!

https://www.cadillac.com/future-concept-vehicles/xt6-crossover-suv

Engine type: 3.6L V6
.....which means that the other ~15 that they've mentioned will likely be across all of their brands.
Baojun, Jiefang and Wuling?

They already have a new Baojun. It's called E200.
 

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When I see the concept images, I can't help but say Klaatu Barada Nikto!
Concept always get consumerized (although sometimes we wish they weren't). We are entering a brave new world where aero is king and you know they aren't going to look like my old '54 Chev.
 

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When I see the concept images, I can't help but say Klaatu Barada Nikto!
My laser eye is powering up...

2021 or 2020? If this follows the Volt and Bolt playbook, GM starts leaking a little bit at a time in the first quarter of the release year. By spring they'll have a lot more details, a flood of info at the end of summer and the car available for purchase in December.
 

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What? No one else thought that? I guess I must be getting old.
When you alliterate to movies made almost 7 decades ago, yes you are old.

At this point, a new platform 2021 vehicle would have prototype test mules running around southeast Michigan. Any spy photos out there? Or is the Bolt the mule?
 

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When you alliterate to movies made almost 7 decades ago, yes you are old.
Could be, but they did a more recent remake with Will Smith.
I have heard engineers and nerds repeat the quote over the years.
And maybe I did a few times back in the day (the day of pocket protectors, not The Day the Earth Stood Still).
 

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When I see the concept images, I can't help but say Klaatu Barada Nikto!
If I remember correctly this was the phrase used to keep Klaatu (the robot) from destroying the world. Seems like there might be some parallel there for EVs.

There was a remake of this movie (The Day the Earth Stood Still if anyone is wondering) that was supposed to be awful, I never saw it, but that phase is so iconic they surely used it again.
 

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Why do I hear "China" when I read lines like this in US press releases?
As reported by Business Insider:

A big focus will be on China, Cadillac's top-selling market.
https://www.businessinsider.com/gm-is-reassigning-thousands-of-its-engineers-to-work-on-electric-vehicles-2019-1

Reportedly the Cadillac brand is doing well in China. So in that market, this may be a smart move.

I just don't think the U.S. on average is looking at GM as an EV provider. This really seems like a perception problem for GM. GM has some work to do to turn this around.
 

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As reported by Business Insider:


https://www.businessinsider.com/gm-is-reassigning-thousands-of-its-engineers-to-work-on-electric-vehicles-2019-1

Reportedly the Cadillac brand is doing well in China. So in that market, this may be a smart move.

I just don't think the U.S. on average is looking at GM as an EV provider. This really seems like a perception problem for GM. GM has some work to do to turn this around.
We know which all-new XT6 is coming out this year (mid-year) for the U.S., and it ain't the one in the concept illustrations.
 

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So no solid date on this EV and if its three row it means its not the Bolt platform which make sense, GM has had more than enough time to cobble up another car on that platform and since they haven't dropped any hints of one and I don't recall spy shots of even "possible updated Bolts" running around its pretty safe to say GM doesn't want the 30-40k market. They certainly are not building a large number of Bolts
 

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They certainly are not building a large number of Bolts
I read yesterday about a recent slump in Bolt sales. Take it for what it's worth though in this day and age of less than responsible reporting. I didn't take the time to verify the claim, sorry. I have low trust in outside sales analysis so it seems like a fruitless effort.

As far as a date goes for this, a few concept illustrations does not make it news. This illustration in particular has me thinking it's so far from real production that 2021 is a severely aggressive timeline for release.



That steering wheel ain't happening as an OEM part. This is car porn - nothing more.
 
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