Cadillac takes on Tesla by unveiling fully electric car

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General Motors Co. has revealed more details about its new Cadillac electric vehicle that will provide fierce competition to Tesla Inc., but potential buyers will have to wait until at least 2022 to get their hands on it.

GM has postponed the reveal of their Cadillac Lyriq due to the pandemic and the release is not expected until late 2022.

The Cadillac will have a range of over 300 miles, which puts it in the same lineup as Tesla’s Model Y and X crossovers.

GM has postponed the reveal of their Cadillac Lyriq due to the pandemic. It will be released at the end of 2022

Audi e-tron

Jaguar I-Pace

The range of the car will be more than Audi’s e-tron and Jaguar’s I-Pace

The Cadillac will have a range of over 300 miles - which puts it in the same lineup as Tesla's Model Y and X crossovers (pictured)

The Cadillac will have a range of over 300 miles – which puts it in the same lineup as Tesla’s Model Y and X crossovers (pictured)

It will beat Audi’s e-tron and Jaguar’s I-Pace in available mileage, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The launch of the Lyriq will follow the launch of the Chevrolet Bolt crossover utility vehicle and GMC Hummer pickup slated for release next year.

All were unveiled to investors during CEO Mary Barra’s EV pitch. It plans to market 20 electric vehicles worldwide by 2023.

The Lyriq will be offered in rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive configurations, as well as the Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance system.

The Lyriq will be offered in rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive configurations, as well as the Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance system.

“Led by Lyriq, Cadillac will redefine American luxury over the next decade with a new portfolio of transformative electric vehicles,” Steve Carlisle, president of GM North America, said in a statement.

CEO Mary Barra hopes to have 20 EVs in the global market by 2023

CEO Mary Barra hopes to have 20 EVs in the global market by 2023

The Lyriq will be offered in rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive configurations, as well as the Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance system.

The function will be usable on more than 200,000 miles of highway and will offer automatic lane change capability. The model will also be able to park.

Additionally, it will feature a 33-inch panel that spans the cockpit and will have twice the resolution of a 4K TV. The same will also be offered in Cadillac’s new Escalade SUV.

Volkswagen’s Audi struggled to get sales of its electric SUVs, scoring less than 17,000 e-trons in the first half of 2020. Low sales accounted for just over 2% of the global total.

“Lyriq is probably the first real product that could be a legitimate volume entry,” said Dan Levy, analyst at Credit Suisse. “GM is very serious about this.

The vehicle can park

The vehicle can park

How does the Cadillac Lyriq compare to the Tesla Model X

When the Cadillac Lyriq releases at the end of 2022, it will boast a similar feature of Tesla Model X of being able to travel over 300 miles before a charge. The models will differ in other ways, however.

Cadillac Lyriq:

Offers both rear and all-wheel drive

33 inch panel display

23 ”wheels

Tesla Model X:

Two-engine all-wheel drive

17 inch touchscreen

20 “or 22” wheels

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