Compact Electric SUV Confirmed by Cadillac for 2025
【Summary】Cadillac is set to release the Optiq, a compact electric SUV, in 2025. The vehicle will be part of Cadillac's EV lineup, positioned below the Lyriq and Escalade IQ. Details are scarce, but 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, but it is likely to start in the low to mid-$50,000 range.
Cadillac is ramping up its electric vehicle (EV) development thanks to General Motors' investments in electrification. The automaker has confirmed that another 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 didn't share many details about the Optiq, they did provide an image of the upcoming EV. The image showcases the brand's signature vertical LED running lights and a muscular shape that resembles the larger Lyriq. The C- and D-pillars of the Optiq 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. With the Optiq, we can anticipate a range estimate of around 300 miles and fast-charging capabilities.
Although Cadillac hasn't provided specific pricing or a release date for the Optiq, they have mentioned that it will serve as a new entry point to the brand's electric vehicle lineup. 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.
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