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Sunday, 13 November 2022

Al Mansour, GM launch Cadillac EV in Egypt; Al Mansour plans to assemble EVs here

Electric Cadillacs are coming to Egypt: General Motors (GM) and Al Mansour Automotive will debut electric Cadillacs in Egypt by the end of 2023, the two companies announced in a statement (pdf) Thursday. The Cadillac Lyriq, an all-electric mid-size luxury SUV, will go on sale late next year, with five luxury electric models expected to be available by 2025, according to the statement.

Al Mansour Auto is still planning to assemble EVs in Egypt: In an interview with Bloomberg last week, Mohamed Mansour said that he intends to produce 15k EVs over the next three years. Under an MoU signed last December, Al Mansour Auto and GM are looking at partnering up to produce EVs in Egypt. “I feel it’s going to be a big success,” Mansour told the news outlet.

You might have spotted Lyriq in COP: The Lyriq is one of EVs on show during COP27 by GM and Al Mansour Auto, who are the summit’s mobility partners.

The Lyriq is really popular in the West: It’s sold out for 2023 delivery in the United States, where GM is now accepting orders for 2024 delivery. It’s getting positive reviews from Car and Driver, Edmunds and Motor Trend.

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