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Cadillac’s Upcoming EV Lineup Will Reportedly Have Its Own Naming Scheme

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While the upcoming line of Cadillac EVs will likely continue to use a set of alphanumeric names, they could potentially draw inspiration from classic Cadillac nameplates

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We could see some very different nameplates from Cadillac in the near future
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Many luxury automakers utilize an alphanumeric naming scheme when choosing the monikers for their vehicles. However, as brands like Cadillac plan to introduce brand-new vehicle segments to their lineup, they are considering alternatives to this tried and true method.

Cadillac’s CEO, Steve Carlisle, recently stated that Cadillac’s upcoming wave of EVs would make use of a different naming scheme from the rest of the brand’s lineup.

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While this new naming scheme would be different than the ones Cadillac employs for its sedans and SUVs, it would likely still be alphanumeric in nature. Customers shouldn’t expect to see the CT- or XT- prefixes in front of the names for Cadillac’s upcoming EVs.

That doesn’t rule out electric versions of existing vehicles from using the same name as their gas-powered counterparts. It simply means that brand-new EVs won’t be beholden to the same naming setup Cadillac currently employs.

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There is a chance that these new vehicles will utilize classic nameplates from Cadillac’s long-standing history. Carlisle stated that the Escalade would retain its name for the foreseeable future. The CEO also stated that he was open to using other classic Cadillac nameplates for future vehicles, such as the “El Dorado” name. Most of these monikers would reportedly be reserved for Cadillac’s most luxurious vehicles.

Cadillac will serve as the main brand for General Motors’ new EVs in the next coming years. Drivers from countries across the globe can expect to see a wave of Cadillac EVs, as GM plans to introduce 20 new electric vehicles by 2023.

News Source: MotorTrend