The Cadillac Provoq is no joke, I swear. This luxury crossover hydrogen fuel cell concept vehicle is being debuted today in Las Vegas at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show. Apparently, GM wanted to appeal to a whole new crowd, so they are showing the Cadillac Provoq a week ahead of the Detroit Auto Show, which would be the typical venue for most hydrogen cars.
The Cadillac Provoq uses GM’s fifth generation fuel cell system coupled with a similar E-Flex system to the one they are using upon the Chevy Volt. The Cadillac Provoq is pretty peppy, however, with 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 8.5 seconds. You can get a more detailed review of the Cadillac Provoq on the main website.
The Cadillac Provoq as the name implies is intended to provoke much interest in a whole new audience. One has to wonder also if the Cadillac Provoq is GM’s answer to the luxury hydrogen car market, since the BMW Hydrogen 7 has been stealing so many headlines in 2007, rolling out their vehicle left and right to a whole host of celebrities?
Since friendly competition is what drives the car marketplace, the Cadillac Provoq is another welcomed addition from GM. Now, if GM can get the likes of Barack Obama, Oprah, Al Gore or another notable driving their luxury hydrogen vehicle, the will have a real coup (not to be confused with coupe) on their hands.