During GM’s big CES press conference, the automaker highlighted a number of its upcoming electric car-related projects from delivery vans to the upcoming flagship Cadillac Celestiq. In the middle of it all, a collection of mystery cars sat in the background behind speakers. They were in the dark, lit only with their running lights, and while it’s possible they’re just generic filler cars or concepts, we think they could be future products.
Our best shot of the cars together is shown above, and we can pretty easily identify three of the vehicles. In the center is obviously the GMC Hummer EV. On either side of it are Cadillacs. To the left seems to be the Lyriq crossover, and to the right is the Celestiq sedan. Two of these cars have production dates, and the third has been confirmed for eventual production, just without timing. This is why we think the rest of the cars are upcoming models.
The next most easily identified car is on the near right behind the Cadillac Celestiq. It very clearly has a Chevy bowtie illuminated in the running lights. And looking closely, it appears to be a pickup truck. It’s difficult to make out anything more than that. The nose does look a bit more rounded and swept back than the brick-like designs of the Silverado truck line. That also squares with what seemed to be the upcoming truck that appeared in the background of yet another GM presentation. GM previously said this electric Chevy truck will be a full-size model with up to 400 miles of range.
That leaves us with three more mysterious models. Over to the left behind the Cadillac Lyriq are what appear to be a pair of crossovers. The one on the far left looks low, curvy, and possibly with a fastback roof. The one on the right is taller, boxier, and probably more of a full-size people hauler. It’s hard to say much more beyond that. They could be new electric Buicks, which would fit in nicely with that brand’s crossover portfolio, and would likely be highly successful in China, where Buicks, crossovers and electric cars are all rather hot commodities.
As for the mystery car on the far right, it’s quite a puzzle. We can at least rule out Buick and Cadillac, and GMC since it’s definitely a car, and a rather small one compared with the other cars on display. That leaves Chevy, and possibly the autonomous division Cruise. We’re leaning toward it being a Chevy, since the first Cruise vehicle is going to be a boxy pod of sorts.
We’ll have to sit tight to see if these predictions pan out. You can be sure to find the latest on them here at Autoblog.