Cadillac is currently in the process of transitioning from vehicles with internal combustion engines to electric vehicles powered by batteries, with the public set goal of having a line of electric cars built exclusively by the end of the decade. In fact, half of the luxury marque’s offerings will be EVs by 2025. This electrification push won’t be exclusive to markets where the luxury marque currently has a presence, with recent reports suggesting that the electric Cadillac lineup could be tied for international markets. like Brazil.
Currently, Cadillac has no presence in Brazil. The luxury brand’s parent company, General Motors, has confirmed that it will ship electric Chevrolet models to the South American country, meaning that vehicles bearing the Cadillac emblem may not be far behind. But now, a Brazilian publication, Quatro Rodashas stated that several electric Cadillac models will also be offered in Brazil in the future.
The report lists the Cadillac Lyriq as the first electric Cadillac to be offered in the South American country, where it is expected to start at 550,000 Brazilian Reals, which equates to around $108,000 USD at current exchange rates. For reference, the basic Lyriq Luxury starts at $62,990 in the US
The upcoming small electric Cadillac crossover, comparable in size to the XT4 that will be placed under the Lyriq, could be another Cadillac on offer in the South American country. In fact, Cadillac Society have spied this model undergoing testing, showing that it is already well developed.
“Electrification brings another perspective to GM in South America, especially because of the vehicles, technology and services we develop globally,” said Santiago Chamorro, president of GM South America, in a translated statement. “We are evaluating new business opportunities in the region with a view to greater diversification.”
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