Cadillac Provoq concept

The Cadillac Provoq concept is a small-midsize hydrogen fuel-cell crossover that runs on GM's E-Flex propulsion system. This marks the fifth generation for GM's electrically driven vehicles that combine a fuel-cell system and a lithium-ion battery producing no emissions other than water. The concept's new fuel-cell technology is half the size of its predecessor but Delivers 30 percent more power and performance over the previous-generation fuel-cell system. The concept can drive 300 miles on a single fill of hydrogen. The Provoq has a top speed of 100 mph and its reaches 60 mph in 8.5 seconds.

The Provoq's sleek, athletic shape reflects the second-generation CTS with the shape of the front grille. Neon-lit taillamps blend in to the rear hatch with style and are aerodynamically efficient. The Provoq has short overhangs and a sporty ride height complemented by 21-inch wheels wrapped with Michelin tires incorporating Green-X technology.

The Cadillac Provoq features several new advancements in luxury-hybrid such as a solar panel integrated into the roof to help power onboard accessories, front grille louvers that close at highway speed to aid aerodynamics and open at low speed to provide maximum cooling to the fuel-cell stack, flush door handles that feature push-to-release operation, and low-drag roof rack. A variety of recycled and recyclable materials were used on the concept. The headliner is lined with a soy-based material, the carpet is made of recycled polyester and jute, the chrome trim is made with less-harmful materials, the door/instrument panels are made from a carbon-fiber-type material called Xorel, and the leather is free of harmful chemicals.


2008 Detroit: Cadillac Provoq Concept Unveiling Video