Official Cadillac Design Sketch Might Preview Future Electric SUV
Before we begin, full disclosure is required. The wacky Cadillac sketch you see above is from GM Design’s official Instagram account, but it comes without any context. The only information with the message was a brief Average skinny joke, but judging by the wide face and the massive tires, we don’t get the skinny portion. It certainly sounds nasty, but not as threatening as the GMC Denali HD posted twice on the account a few days ago.
We are offering this disclosure because everything that follows is pure speculation on our part. That includes the title, which indicates that this could be a preview of Caddy’s next electric SUV. However, our thoughts are not without supporting evidence – Cadillac has already confirmed that it is planning an EV people mover the size of an Escalade. It’s part of the automaker’s future roadmap, and there’s no denying that this design looks considerably larger than the Lyriq EV crossover revealed in August.
That’s fine, but just being big doesn’t mean we’re looking at a future product. To make that connection, we present the GMC Hummer, which Cadillac says will be the platform on which its new large electric SUV is based. The Hummer reveal is slated for October 20, but a front-end teaser photo (below) carries at least some resemblance to Cadillac’s beefy design (above). Granted, it’s a thin connection, but it’s enough to be interesting for those of us outside of GM’s inner circle.
Having said that, do we think this is a carbon copy of a future Cadillac model? In short, no. We can’t believe that an official GM social media account would drop such a bomb in broad daylight, even under the guise of a random sketch. But hey, some strange things happened.
However, we do see design cues similar to the Lyriq, as well as an overall width and lower grille opening similar to the GMC Hummer teaser. Combined with our confirmed knowledge of a Hummer-based Electric Caddy in the pipeline, there is certainly enough evidence to raise an eyebrow or two.