Compact 2025 Optiq Electric SUV Confirmed by Cadillac

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【Summary】Cadillac has confirmed the development of a new compact electric SUV called the Optiq, set to be released in 2025. The Optiq will join Cadillac's electric vehicle lineup, which includes the Lyriq and Escalade IQ. While details are limited, the Optiq is expected to have a range of around 300 miles and fast-charging capabilities. Pricing and a specific release date have not been announced yet, but it is anticipated to start in the low to mid-$50,000 range.

FutureCar Staff    Nov 19, 2023 5:16 AM PT
Compact 2025 Optiq Electric SUV Confirmed by Cadillac

Cadillac is ramping up its electric vehicle (EV) development with the help of GM's investments in electrification. The automaker has confirmed that a new gas-free model, called the Optiq, will be joining its lineup in 2025. The Optiq will be a compact electric SUV, positioned below the Lyriq and flagship Escalade IQ.

While Cadillac hasn't provided many details about the Optiq, they did release an image of the upcoming EV. The design features the brand's signature vertical LED running lights and a muscular shape that resembles the larger Lyriq. The C- and D-pillars have a blacked-out style, giving the roof a floating appearance.

The Optiq is expected to be similar in size and shape to the recently released Equinox EV, thanks to General Motors' Ultium technology. This technology also underpins the Lyriq, Escalade IQ, and ultra-luxury Celestiq EVs. It's likely that the Optiq will have a range estimate of around 300 miles and will offer fast-charging capabilities.

Although Cadillac hasn't revealed pricing or a specific release date for the Optiq, they have mentioned that it will serve as a new entry point to the brand's electric vehicle line. Considering that the base Lyriq Tech trim starts at just under $59,000, it is reasonable to expect the Optiq to start in the low to mid-$50,000 range.

[Image: Cadillac]

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