Over the next nine years, General Motors will phase out conventional combustion engines from its brand lineup, and all models will be electrified by 2030. Cadillac Escalade SUV will be the latest gasoline-powered SUV in Cadillac’s lineup, Automotive News reports.
The first to be excluded from the lineup will be the XT4, XT5 and XT6 with internal combustion engines: they will be discontinued by the middle of the decade. It is known that the Lyriq electric car will replace the XT5, but an electric replacement will also be prepared for the XT4 and XT6. Next in line to retire are the rear-wheel-drive CT4 and CT5 sedans, which Cadillac will say goodbye to in 2026-27. Accordingly, their electrical counterparts will enter the market at the same time.
Escalade will last longer than others on the conveyor, which will be replaced by an electric model only by 2030. However, Cadillac intends to introduce an all-electric full-size SUV based on the Hummer electric car as early as 2024, which will become a “green” alternative to the Escalade.
Another electric car that is on the Cadillac’s plans is the flagship Celestiq. The full-size electric sedan will be built on a scalable electrical platform and will be equipped with an Ultium battery system developed in conjunction with LG Chem. It will premiere in July or August 2021.