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According to MotorTrend, fords Mach e while pissing off the mustang faithful has already sold out all production for America and Europe for the first year. As such with GM having a flexible EV platform and considerable new EVs coming over the next 3 years, this begs the question of Could GM produce a Camaro EV CUV and call it the Z28? With the first nine auto's off the EV platform to be a Cadillac, one has to wonder how GM might fit the sporty performance into their product line and having a performance CUV Camaro could be the magic ticket.

To quote the MotorTrend story: we'd expect a Chevy Camaro electric SUV to at least match the 255 horsepower Ford is targeting for the base Mustang Mach-E. For higher-trim variants, Chevy would likely have to adopt a dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup to stay competitive with the 332-hp, 417-lb-ft Mach-E 4 and 459-hp, 612-lb-ft Mach-E GT.

https://www.motortrend.com/news/chevrolet-camaro-e-28-renderings/

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That would be completely consistent with the Mustang v Camaro rivalry that dates back to 1967.  I do wish GM had the guts to actually do just that.

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@riviera74 Totally agree with you that this would fit in the rivalry. I actually believe Chevrolet could add Camaro CUV to the name and do well.

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3 hours ago, ocnblu said:

If it's an EV, it is an appliance, no way around it.

Correction:

If its a CUV, regardless if its EV or ICE,  its an appliance, no way around it...

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On 4/24/2020 at 8:50 PM, riviera74 said:

That would be completely consistent with the Mustang v Camaro rivalry that dates back to 1967.  I do wish GM had the guts to actually do just that.

 

12 hours ago, dfelt said:

@riviera74 Totally agree with you that this would fit in the rivalry. I actually believe Chevrolet could add Camaro CUV to the name and do well.

 In order for Chevy to completely be consistent with the Mustang v Camaro that dates back to 1967, Chevrolet needs to KEEP the coupe alive with a replacement car as well. 

There is still no word on what the future holds for a Camaro car.  

I am down with an EV Camaro. Car and CUV.   

What I am NOT down with is if there is no Camaro car but CUV Camaro instead regardless if the CUV Camaro is EV.

Camaro still sells well.  Just looking at Camaro numbers,  they are on a decline, sure, but Camaro still sold 50 000 units in 2018 year and 48 000 units in 2019.  Those are respectable numbers for a niche car. 

When looking at the competition, we always look at Mustang and Challenger and their sales.

Why dont we look at the other competition?

Nissan 370Z. 

 From 2010, this sports coupe has gone from 10 000 units sold and has declined to 7000 units to 5000 units to just 3000 and 2000 the last two years. 

Toyota Supra 

In the last 8-9 months this coupe has been on sale, it has sold 4000 units.  Yes yes...coronavirus and all.

BUT...this coupe is ALL NEW for 2019 and had 6 months in 2019 to rack up the sales. BEFORE coronavirus hit. And it didnt...do anything in the marketplace.  Camaro as funny as it may seem, sold TRIPLE of those amounts in the same time frame as the Supra.  I understand the Supra has a 40% higher price difference, over the Camaro and even the 370Z, but still.  The Corvette which has an EVEN MORE higher price tag  than the Supra sold 17 000 units on an older platform in 2019 and sold out immediately on the new platform which topped out at 50 000 units? 60 000 units? 70 000 units? I dont know how many units,  but there is no excuse for low low Supra totals as the Supra is an icon in the sports car world. 

Mazda Miata

Not direct competitor as the Miata and Camaro are two different types of sport cars,  but the Miata still falls in the 2 door, sports car, starting price @  $25 000  realm.  

11 000 , twice 9000 and 7000 units the last 4 years. And we all say that the Miata is well loved in the marketplace...

All to say...48 000 units in 2019 on a now, old platform is amazing. There IS an audience for a Camaro coupe car, and I would think the car IS profitable. If it aint, THAT would be more of a GM engineering/product development problem rather than a Camaro not selling problem. Because the Camaro is still loved by Americans and the sales numbers PROVE that.

 

 

 

 

 

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@oldshurst442 @riviera74 Chevrolet has shown and proven that a EV Camaro Coupe can still inspire and hold it's own at the Race track.

Add a SS Inspired CUV like my Trailblazer SS as an EV to the family I believe could truly be different and yet inspiring to those that do not care about cars. This would keep many customers happy with an AWD SS Camaro CUV EV.

 

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24 minutes ago, dfelt said:

yet inspiring to those that do not care about cars.

But THAT is my point...

Close to 100 000 Camaros have been sold in 2 years.  Internal combustion engined Camaros... 

The other 3 Japanese sports cars COMBINED dont even amass to one year of Camaros sales. 

Camaro STILL appeals to peoples.  Mustangs and Challengers...and Camaros, all three are 2 door sport car coupes STILL appeal to peoples. 

There is no need to try to inspire folk to buy cars...at least THESE cars.  Sales of these cars are great for what is going on in the world regarding what sedans are going through with their CUV counterparts.  

I applaud Ford with the EV CUV and calling it a Mustang. I think that was a brilliant move both in regards in competing with Telsa AND making sure the Mustang nameplate DOES in fact remain relevant for the FAR future. At the same time KEEPING and maintaining the coupe for the near future.

Chevrolet...SHOULD copy Ford and making the Camaro an EV CUV to compete with Tesla, and with Mustang Mach E BUT Chevrolet should ALSO keep the car coupe BECAUSE Ford WILL keep the Mustang car coupe. 

I wanted to show that Camaro sales are THERE so Chevrolet SHOULD NOT kill the car coupe. It be foolish for them to do so. 

THAT is how Chevrolet will KILL the Camaro nameplate and the Camaro CUV will NOT sell...

The possible EV CUV Camaro and CUV Mustang EVs NEED their car coupe so the CUV pony car namesake COULD relate to car people.  

 

 

 

 

 

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^ excellent post.

I’ve said it before; because it’s ‘General Motors”, even an article about the Camaro seemingly MUST involve sales numbers in some degree of damning light. Like the Camaro should be selling 250,000/yr in order to be a ‘success’. Read an article on any of the other sports cars mentioned above and you just won’t find the same tone directed toward them.

IMO, the Camaro could sell 5000/yr and I’d still vote for it to continue production.

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Well, the Supra is a hybrid, which has bred contempt for it.  The "Mustang" CUV, regardless of motive power, is a fundamentally bad idea.  Any "Camaro" CUV would be dead in the water, and a very cynical move on GM's part.

A Mustang is a Mustang.  A Camaro is a Camaro, a Challenger is a Challenger, same as ever, same forever.

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Chevrolet has shown and proven that a EV Camaro Coupe can still inspire

Well it didn't inspire anyone to bid on it when it went up for a much-ballyhooed auction, where it was expected to bring $500k.  Zero interest.

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I really think the styling is doing in the Camaro. When it was on the Zeta platform, it was big and heavy and most enthusiasts were bitching about that, but the sales figures were on par to the Mustang's.  It was a bunker inside  but the sales were very Mustang-like. THAT was not a deterrent...

The Challenger had what camaro sales have now. Actually, the Challenger sales only grew to a smaller amount. But that is because of really crazy horsepower top end Challengers fueling the lower end Challenger sales...and the addition of AWD to the V6 base version making a pony car available to those that want one in snowy States and Provinces. But, like I said, the Challenger sales only grew a tiny bit. NOT that a growth in Challenger sales mean that a decline in Camaro sales are related. Its more like Dodge's marketing with an AWD V6 base and being first to introduce crazy high HP numbers with awesome marketed Hellcat and Demon names and ad campaigns made sure that the Challenger sold in decent numbers for the years to come as a new platform is nowhere near to come.

Back to Chevy. 

They made the Camaro smaller, more in line as a Mustang...and the sales were there as well.  

Its just that historically, the Mustang almost always surpassed the Camaro's in sales. But, in 2016, the switch to Alpha in sales was high. Not as high as the Zeta Camaro...but that has NOTHING to do with it being smaller, nor the interior being a bunker, nor the price tag, BUT because the STYLING has NOT changed since 2010...

 

And now we are in 2020.

And really, the first time we saw a 1969 inspired, retro new Camaro was in 2008 when the movie Transformers came out. In 2016 when Chevy introduced a new generation, the SAME 1969 inspired retro Camaro was kept that was first introduced in 2008 and made into production in 2010...

Not to mention the Alpha Camaro refreshes are not exactly mind blowing as compared to what Dodge has done to their even older platformed Challenger...

2008 "Bumblebee" as a concept at the Detroit NAIAS.  Then the movie came out in 2009. 

2008 NAIAS - Chevy Camaro | Cars movie, 2008 camaro, Chevrolet camaro

2010 production Camaro

The Joy of Six: 2010 Chevy Camaro V6 RS | Autoblog

2010 Camaro SS Left Side View | I took this left side view p… | Flickr

2015 Camaro. Last year for the Zeta.

2015 Camaro Z/28 Reviewed On Motor Week | GM Authority

 

and the Alpha Camaro

Maintenance Schedule for Chevrolet Camaro | Openbay

2018 side profile

Reserve Your 2018 Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels Edition from Jeff Gordon ...

 Again, versus the Zeta platform

2010 Camaro SS Left Side View | I took this left side view p… | Flickr

 

In now...a decade...literally, the changes are small. 

The Challenger has got mind blowing marketed Hellcats, Demons and refreshes that are beautiful to augment their sales slightly.  The Camaro has stumbled. But yet, STILL sell 50 000 units per year or more since 2016.  On the decline, but nothing that a new styling direction cannot fix...

The Mustang is just the benchmark in sales that both the Challenger and Camaro have ALWAYS been chasing and the Pontiac  Trans Am and Plymouth  'Cuda STOPPED chasing...

 

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10 minutes ago, ocnblu said:

Well, the Supra is a hybrid, which has bred contempt for it.  The "Mustang" CUV, regardless of motive power, is a fundamentally bad idea.  Any "Camaro" CUV would be dead in the water, and a very cynical move on GM's part.

A Mustang is a Mustang.  A Camaro is a Camaro, a Challenger is a Challenger, same as ever, same forever.

Contempt for it or not that it has bred not, the Supra has outsold the BMW version.  

But THAT just proves MY point even more. 

BMW fanbois and Toyota fanbois could cry all they want about how one fanbase says the car is a BMW underneath and the other says its not a real BMW...the Camaro sells comfortably well... 

And again, the Mustang Mach E has EQUALED the Camaro sales...and sold out... 

Only cynical in YOUR small minded view of the world...

YOU are kinda like those Supra fanbois... 

wah wah wah

2 minutes ago, ocnblu said:

Chevrolet has shown and proven that a EV Camaro Coupe can still inspire

Well it didn't inspire anyone to bid on it when it went up for a much-ballyhooed auction, where it was expected to bring $500k.  Zero interest.

And yet, a Mustang Mach E has sold as many Camaros ICE coupes...

The Camaro EV not selling as YOU put it is because of SEVERAL reasons.

1. NOT a PRODUCTION Camaro. Its a CONCEPT one off.  No REAL substance there

2. NO MARKETING push for it.

3. GM's marketing sucks anyway. They couldnt sell a legit Covid19 vaccine to a Covid19 dying victim to save their sorry ass.

But keep that dumb narrative alive while you think you got something going on based only on your narrow view of the world while always ignoring the BIGGER picture...

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That is all you do. That is all you ever do.

That is all you got.  

Believe in a narrative. Push a narrative. Lecture us all about this narrative. Ignore everything else. Continue to believe in the narrative. (I dont fault you there...its the internet after all)...but your relentless pushing of your narrow minded narrative and your dissing the other points of view and your continual whining and the hypocrisy of it all is tiresome... 

1 minute ago, ocnblu said:

Entertaining, and very easy to wind up.  ❤️

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So...now...you admit to trolling...

Along with politics...THAT is also AGAINST THIS site's policies.

Like I said, your hypocritical posting is tiresome at best... 

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There has to be a counterpoint to all the continual Pollyanna dreamworld stuff.  Just because I don't keep it to myself, don't believe I am the "only one".

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1 minute ago, ocnblu said:

There has to be a counterpoint to all the continual Pollyanna dreamworld stuff.  Just because I don't keep it to myself, don't believe I am the "only one".

Yeah...I know.

But...the irony is that...you live in a dream world where I come from.

Problem is...

You dont discuss ANYTHING.

When you get pushed into a corner to vocalize and actually defend your side...you dont...

You just punch up the old laughy voting thingy and ignore all other discourse.

Proof again in THIS post.

Im waiting to see your rebuttal when I called you out on the SEMA E COPO Camaro auction failure. 

I got a few counterpoints to counter you with. Im quite a few steps ahead in waiting.

What do you do though?

You laugh it up. 

You post a clowney Pinocchio while laughing at me calling me a clown in not so many words and then you tell me  quite frankly that YOUR point of view is TRUTH while mine is fantasy...

6 minutes ago, ocnblu said:

There has to be a counterpoint to all the continual Pollyanna dreamworld stuff.  Just because I don't keep it to myself, don't believe I am the "only one".

Yet no rebuttal of any substance...

You trolled me, you called me a clown.  You didnt show me ANY evidence of why a SEMA auction failure is THE WORD of EV failure.

I used logic but I got rebuttals lined up for you to back up my logic.

You are just laughing at me. 

No rebuttals.

Same thing with the political talks.

But you will whine about it though. 

So...why did you make fun of me?

Are YOU the only one to be able to PHOQUE this website's rules?

You hate EVs...

Get the phoque out of this thread and stop trolling it if you are not going to discuss this rationally. 

Stop the derailing and the trolling. 

 

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Difference is I can be crystal clear in a heck of a lot fewer words.  I'm not about posts that are miles long.  You know that.  Save your ammunition.  Shoot when it counts.  You're not changing my mind, I'm not changing yours.  dfelt's not changing his, and that's OK.  I'm not going to stop laughing though, if something strikes me as funny.  I thought it was funny that the green media/EV champeens were ballyhooing that auction, using it as a harbinger, predicting stratospheric bids, and it fell flat on its face, for reasons that are clear.

Pinocchio is not a clown, he's a puppet turned into a real boy.  It was one of the earliest movies I remember seeing when I was a real boy, the Disney version.  I also saw Lady & The Tramp, and Jungle Book in original theater runs.  All classics.  Just like you, my dear.

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I don't have a problem with the Mach E- AS LONG AS the Mustang coupe/covert remain, and remain IC.
I'm going to scope out the Mach-E (not to buy) when it finally comes around.

Likewise, I'd be fine with a CUV Camaro AS LONG AS the coupe/convert IC core models remain. In the past I would've cried 'heresy!' but perhaps the Camaro / Mustang just aren't that close to my automotive heart.

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Then you might be interested in a Silverado 2500 HD hatchback with FWD and a 1.3L Ecotec.  Unibody.  With 4.5 inches ground clearance.

6 hours ago, balthazar said:

Camaro / Mustang just aren't that close to my automotive heart.

 

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Not sure if anyone on this thread stated the following already, I didn't feel like reading every post especially with short story novel writer olds on here 😂

 

GM already has this with the "new" Chevy Blazer and that rendering of the Camaro EUV looks almost identical to a Blazer besides the Camaro taillights. Chevrolet decided around 5 yeas ago to riff on the Camaro front-end design with the Malibu and Cruze then with the new Blazer so it's pretty much already been done. No reason to call it a Camaro Z28-E or whatever it would be and I don't think GM would go that route anyway. Just build a Blazer EUV model on the new BEV3 skateboard platform and park it next to the Blazer ICE CUV on the lot and there ya go. Next. :D

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5 hours ago, USA-1 said:

Not sure if anyone on this thread stated the following already, I didn't feel like reading every post especially with short story novel writer olds on here 😂

 

GM already has this with the "new" Chevy Blazer and that rendering of the Camaro EUV looks almost identical to a Blazer besides the Camaro taillights. Chevrolet decided around 5 yeas ago to riff on the Camaro front-end design with the Malibu and Cruze then with the new Blazer so it's pretty much already been done. No reason to call it a Camaro Z28-E or whatever it would be and I don't think GM would go that route anyway. Just build a Blazer EUV model on the new BEV3 skateboard platform and park it next to the Blazer ICE CUV on the lot and there ya go. Next. :D

That would be WAY too obvious though, RIGHT?

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      The result is a more airy, minimalistic design that does more to involve the driver and passengers in the driving experience while offering exceptional functionality when it comes to storage solutions. It is also brimming with subtle yet obsessive details such as backlit speaker grilles, curved screens with hidden storage and, like the exterior, orchestrated lighting features.

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    • By William Maley
      It is no secret that General Motors has big ambitions in the electric car space, we talked about back in March. But our chance to see to see the first fruits of this, the Cadillac Lyriq had been delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic. But tonight, Cadillac finally revealed the Lyriq in show car form.
      "Show Car" is important in this context as Cadillac is finalizing various parts of the Lyriq's design - various reports say the design is 80 to 85 percent production ready. This may explain why Cadillac isn't launching the model until late-2022. The design is quite out there with a large pattern grille, vertical LED headlamps, fastback roofline, and rear lights that wrap around the pillars. Moving inside, the center piece is a curved, 33-inch display that features driver information and infotainment. There is also a dual-pane head-up display that can display different information - the nearest one can show speed and direction, while the further one can issue alerts and navigation.
      Cadillac hasn't released any power figures on the Lyriq, only saying that it will offer two drivetrain versions; rear-wheel drive with a single electric motor and all-wheel drive with two electric motors. A new modular platform for electric vehicles promises a low-center of gravity and a near 50/50 weight distribution for the all-wheel drive version. Range is targeted at over 300 miles. Cadillac says the production model will offer DC fast charging.
      Source: Cadillac
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      LYRIQ Show Car Leads Cadillac Into Electric Future
      The brand’s first all-electric vehicle introduces a new era in luxury, technology and zero-tailpipe-emissions performance Cadillac’s introduction of its electric portfolio begins today with the debut of the LYRIQ show car — a dynamic, modern and fully electric luxury crossover. 
      The propulsion system and supporting technologies position Cadillac to be a leader in electrification, connectivity and automated driving, all delivered with thrilling performance and a new threshold in technology integration.
      “Led by LYRIQ, Cadillac will redefine American luxury over the next decade with a new portfolio of transformative EVs,” said Steve Carlisle, executive vice president and president, GM North America. “We will deliver experiences that engage the senses, anticipate desires and enable our customers to go on extraordinary journeys.”
      The LYRIQ is based on GM’s next-generation, modular electric vehicle platform and driven by the Ultium propulsion system, allowing Cadillac to deliver customers a variety of range and performance options. With range being one of the biggest factors when it comes to selecting an EV, we’re designing LYRIQ to offer beyond 300 miles of range on a full charge, based on internal testing1. Performance and technology highlights include:
      Charging options that fit a variety of preferences for home, the workplace and on the road — including DC fast charging rates over 150 kilowatts and Level 2 charging rates up to 19 kW2. Rear-wheel drive and performance all-wheel drive configurations. The latest version of Super Cruise3, the industry’s first truly hands-free driver assistance feature, available on more than 200,000 miles of compatible highways and recently enhanced to include automated lane change. New technologies such as dual-plane augmented reality-enhanced head-up display and remote self-parking. The brand’s most seamless and adaptive technology interaction with the driver and passengers, including the latest Cadillac user experience, which is showcased in a 33-inch-diagonal advanced LED screen the spans the entire viewing area of the driver. “LYRIQ was conceived to make every journey exhilarating and leverages more than a century of innovation to drive the brand into a new era, while rewarding passengers with a more personal, connected and immersive experience,” said Jamie Brewer, Cadillac LYRIQ chief engineer. “To do this we developed an architecture specifically for EVs.  It is not only an exceptional EV, but first and foremost a Cadillac.”
      LIBERATING PERFORMANCE
      Some luxury EVs today feature adapted traditional internal combustion engine architecture, that is not the case with LYRIQ. Cadillac’s all-new, modular EV platform on which the LYRIQ is based is the foundation for its liberating performance. With a dedicated EV architecture, its design eliminates significant physical constraints associated with adapting electric propulsion within a conventional vehicle architecture, for an optimized design that supports greater driving range, an engaging driving experience and a new interpretation of passenger space.
      Within the LYRIQ, the Ultium battery system is a structural element of the architecture, integrated in ways that contribute to ride and handling, as well as safety. In fact, the lower center of gravity and near 50/50 weight distribution enabled by the placement of the battery pack results in a vehicle that’s sporty, responsive and allows for spirited driving.
      Additionally, the LYRIQ is driven primarily by the rear wheels, with a performance all-wheel drive option available. The placement of the drive motor at the rear of the vehicle contributes an even greater feeling of balance and agility — attributes that affirm Cadillac’s longstanding commitment to satisfying performance. It also enables the system to channel more torque to the pavement without wheelspin for exhilarating acceleration and greater cornering capability. Vehicles equipped with performance all-wheel drive go a step further, with a second drive unit placed at the front of the vehicle, which allows for a significant amount of tuning flexibility, enhancing vehicle dynamics and performance for drivers.
      ALL-NEW ULTIUM BATTERY SYSTEM
      The Cadillac LYRIQ is powered by GM’s new Ultium battery system, which offers approximately 100 kilowatt-hours of energy to deliver stirring performance.
      Ultium’s state-of-the-art NCMA (nickel-cobalt-manganese-aluminum) chemistry uses aluminum in the cathode to help reduce the need for rare-earth materials such as cobalt. In fact, GM engineers reduced the cobalt content by more than 70 percent, compared to current GM batteries.
      The advanced battery chemistry is packed in large, flat pouch cells that enable smart module construction to reduce complexity and simplify cooling needs. Additionally, the battery electronics are incorporated directly into the modules, eliminating nearly 90 percent of the battery pack wiring, compared to GM’s current electric vehicles. 
      When it comes to charging, LYRIQ offers quick and convenient charging options whether at home or on the go. With DC fast charging, the LYRIQ can charge at rates over 150 kW. 
      ARTFULLY INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY
      Envisioned to make interaction with its technologies more intuitive and rewarding, the LYRIQ’s partnership with the driver and passengers is simultaneously energizing and artful.
      Upon approach, the LYRIQ recognizes the driver and initiates a “greeting” with a choreographed lighting sequence, while also preparing the cabin for the journey, including seat, mirror and climate system adjustments. Once inside, the LYRIQ offers Cadillac’s highest level of driver information, infotainment and connectivity integration, for a more seamless and rewarding experience.
      A 33-inch-diagonal advanced LED display artfully integrates a single, large screen that spans the viewing area for the driver and incorporates driver information details, infotainment controls and camera views. This new display has the highest pixel density available in the automotive industry today and can display over one billion colors, 64 times more than any other vehicle in the automotive industry, providing a stunning in-vehicle experience unlike anything seen before from Cadillac.
      Additional technology and interactive highlights include:
      Battery and charging monitoring conveyed by easy, at-a-glance graphics. The system identifies the vehicle’s energy needs at home and on the go, according to owner preferences, while also monitoring and forecasting energy consumption and providing charging suggestions. New dual-plane augmented reality-enhanced head-up display employs two planes: a near plane indicating speed, direction and more, and a far plane displaying transparent navigation signals and other important alerts. The latest version of Super Cruise, the hands-free driver assistance feature, including automated lane change.3 Supervised remote parking that uses ultrasonic sensors to help the LYRIQ park itself in parallel or perpendicular parking spaces — whether the driver is inside or outside of the vehicle.4 SENSE OF SOUND
      LYRIQ’s technology also addresses sound in two important ways: Blocking unwanted sounds and making the most of the sounds passengers want to hear.
      For the first time, Cadillac will introduce a new road noise cancellation technology, which takes active noise cancellation to the next level by introducing more microphones and accelerometers, which improve noise cancellation abilities. With this new system, Cadillac’s performance and audio engineers can target the frequency range of tire cavity noise, reducing the noise level in the vehicle and allowing for a quieter in-cabin experience.
      The Cadillac LYRIQ builds on the brand’s exclusive partnership with AKG. “With LYRIQ we wanted to deliver a sound experience that would transport the driver from a vehicle into a recording studio,” said Hussein Khalil, Cadillac lead audio design release engineer. “With the AKG sound system, we are able to deliver this experience along with the quality and reliability luxury customers expect.”
      At launch, LYRIQ will offer a 19-speaker AKG Studio audio system that delivers exceptionally crisp and precise sound reproduction, enabling drivers and passengers to enjoy their favorite music.
      NEW FACE OF CADILLAC
      Cadillac’s first electric SUV makes a bold design statement that introduces a new face, proportion and presence for the brand’s new generation of EVs. It’s a forward-looking vision unconstrained by the needs of a traditional internal combustion engine and driveline.
      “The LYRIQ represents the next iteration of the iconic brand’s styling, enabled by electrification, as only Cadillac can express,” said Andrew Smith, executive director, Global Cadillac Design. “Inside and out, LYRIQ is a thoughtful integration of design and technology and is intended to make every drive an occasion.”
      Defined by taut lines and clean surfaces, LYRIQ is assertive and modern, characterized with a low, fast roofline and wide stance that emphasize agility and convey confidence. Additional details such as a flow-through roof spoiler express the careful attention paid to aerodynamics to optimize efficiency on the highway.
      A distinctive “black crystal” grille in the front is one of the LYRIQ’s most unique and expressive design elements. It is also a dynamic feature, as it is part of a dramatic lighting choreography that — along with bold vertical, slim LED signature lighting — greets the owner upon approach. At the rear, a split taillamp design incorporates slim LEDs that are also integrated into the lighting choreography.
      Inside, the LYRIQ’s new electric vehicle architecture opens up possibilities in vehicle spaciousness and design; and Cadillac designers used this as an opportunity to rethink how to use the space and where to locate various interior elements.
      The result is a more airy, minimalistic design that does more to involve the driver and passengers in the driving experience while offering exceptional functionality when it comes to storage solutions. It is also brimming with subtle yet obsessive details such as backlit speaker grilles, curved screens with hidden storage and, like the exterior, orchestrated lighting features.
    • By William Maley
      While the focus on the electric vehicles have been on the ultra plush and quick models from the likes of Tesla, Audi, and Jaguar, there is a lot of work being done for electric delivery vans. The combination of reduced maintenance, low fuel costs, and an abundance of torque to deal with heavy loads make them a perfect to do deliveries in urban areas. Rivian is the most-well known player here with plans to build out a fleet of electric vans for Amazon. Another player is ready to join the fight.
      Reuters reported yesterday that General Motors is working on a electric van for the commercial market. Five sources reveal that the van - codenamed BV1 - is expected to go into production late next year. It is expected to use Ultium battery technology that GM first talked about back in March. Utilizing this could solve one of the big issues with EVs, price. By switching Cobalt (expensive) for Aluminum (less expensive), GM says it will drop the cost of a battery to $100 per kilowatt-hour - making it around the same cost as regular gas powered van. Analysis done last year put the kilowatt-hour cost of a battery at $159. 
      One item still being debated internally is whether the van will be sold as Chevrolet, GMC, or a new brand. 
      When asked by Reuters, GM said it is “committed to an all-electric future and is implementing a multi-segment, scalable EV strategy to get there. At this time, we do not have any announcements to make regarding electric commercial vehicles.”
      GM isn't the only company getting on the electric van train. Ford has announced plans for an electric version of the Transit to launch in 2022, and British startup Arrival which has the backing of Hyundai, currently has an order of 10,000 vans from UPS.
      Source: Reuters

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    • By William Maley
      While the focus on the electric vehicles have been on the ultra plush and quick models from the likes of Tesla, Audi, and Jaguar, there is a lot of work being done for electric delivery vans. The combination of reduced maintenance, low fuel costs, and an abundance of torque to deal with heavy loads make them a perfect to do deliveries in urban areas. Rivian is the most-well known player here with plans to build out a fleet of electric vans for Amazon. Another player is ready to join the fight.
      Reuters reported yesterday that General Motors is working on a electric van for the commercial market. Five sources reveal that the van - codenamed BV1 - is expected to go into production late next year. It is expected to use Ultium battery technology that GM first talked about back in March. Utilizing this could solve one of the big issues with EVs, price. By switching Cobalt (expensive) for Aluminum (less expensive), GM says it will drop the cost of a battery to $100 per kilowatt-hour - making it around the same cost as regular gas powered van. Analysis done last year put the kilowatt-hour cost of a battery at $159. 
      One item still being debated internally is whether the van will be sold as Chevrolet, GMC, or a new brand. 
      When asked by Reuters, GM said it is “committed to an all-electric future and is implementing a multi-segment, scalable EV strategy to get there. At this time, we do not have any announcements to make regarding electric commercial vehicles.”
      GM isn't the only company getting on the electric van train. Ford has announced plans for an electric version of the Transit to launch in 2022, and British startup Arrival which has the backing of Hyundai, currently has an order of 10,000 vans from UPS.
      Source: Reuters
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