All-New Cadillac Optiq Expands GM's EV Offensive

Published on November 17, 2023 in News by Julien Amado

Electrification is not slowing down at Cadillac. A fourth EV will soon join the lineup as GM’s luxury brand today confirmed.

You already know the Lyriq, a midsize crossover, which became the first battery-powered Cadillac to hit the market. A large, ultra-premium sedan called Celestiq (with a base price that should top $400,000 in Canada) was announced last year, and more recently the company showed the Escalade IQ full-size SUV.

Now, meet the Optiq, which is a compact crossover that will slot below the Lyriq. If you remember, we initially told you about this vehicle when pictures of the Chinese-spec model surfaced online back in July.

Unfortunately, all we have at this time is a couple of new pictures revealing what will be the production model for North America. Cadillac says the Optiq’s “spirited driving dynamics are designed to appeal to global luxury customers.”

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Obviously based on GM’s Ultium platform, the new crossover will likely offer single-motor RWD and dual-motor AWD configurations. If it’s anything like the Chevrolet Blazer EV, output would be anywhere between 288-557 horsepower. Maximum range is projected to be 400-500 km.

Additional details, as well as available features and pricing, will be unveiled next year, Cadillac says. We’ll keep you posted.

Watch: Cadillac Introduces 2025 Escalade IQ

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