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While the feature-packed Escalade IQ fulfills the flagship role in Cadillac's growing electric lineup, the newly-revealed Optiq crossover fills in the more affordable gap in the luxury brand's portfolio. While not much is known about the Optiq right now, Caddy promises more details next year before it hits the road for the 2025 model year.



With very few powertrain details, all we're left to discuss is the Optiq's exterior styling, which mirrors that of the larger Lyriq and Escalade IQ. Up front, it features a closed illuminated grille, which is joined by a pair of stylish vertical headlights. The real intakes are located at the bottom of the front fascia, where they're surrounded by plenty of black plastic.


The EV's side profile gives off mini-Lyriq vibes, with a black two-tone roof that's visually expanded by blacked-out pillars, along with matching side mirror caps. You'll also find a set of large 21-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV tires, along with flush door handles. The rear draws more influence from the giant Escalade IQ, as it features the same split taillight design and angular rear bumper.



Even though Cadillac hasn't confirmed any powertrain details themselves, a lot of details have already been uncovered by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. First of all, the Optiq will be quite spacious for a compact SUV, measuring in at 189.8 inches with a 116.3-inch wheelbase. This means it will be around the same size as the current Cadillac XT5, but with slightly more space between the wheels.


We also have an idea of what will power it, as the Chinese-spec Optiq is said to offer three different powertrain options. The first two are single-motor variants, packing outpouts of either 201 hp or 241 hp. At the top of the lineup, there's a more powerful, dual-motor all-wheel drive version that delivers 283 hp.


Pricing remains the biggest unknown, though Cadillac will likely announce this along with the other details sometime in 2024.


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Nov 24, 2023
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Cadillac Confirms 2025 Optiq As Entry-Level EV, More Details Coming Next Year

The Optiq should be similar in size to today's XT5 crossover.

While the feature-packed Escalade IQ fulfills the flagship role in Cadillac's growing electric lineup, the newly-revealed Optiq crossover fills in the more affordable gap in the luxury brand's portfolio. While not much is known about the Optiq right now, Caddy promises more details next year before it hits the road for the 2025 model year.



With very few powertrain details, all we're left to discuss is the Optiq's exterior styling, which mirrors that of the larger Lyriq and Escalade IQ. Up front, it features a closed illuminated grille, which is joined by a pair of stylish vertical headlights. The real intakes are located at the bottom of the front fascia, where they're surrounded by plenty of black plastic.


The EV's side profile gives off mini-Lyriq vibes, with a black two-tone roof that's visually expanded by blacked-out pillars, along with matching side mirror caps. You'll also find a set of large 21-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV tires, along with flush door handles. The rear draws more influence from the giant Escalade IQ, as it features the same split taillight design and angular rear bumper.



Even though Cadillac hasn't confirmed any powertrain details themselves, a lot of details have already been uncovered by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. First of all, the Optiq will be quite spacious for a compact SUV, measuring in at 189.8 inches with a 116.3-inch wheelbase. This means it will be around the same size as the current Cadillac XT5, but with slightly more space between the wheels.


We also have an idea of what will power it, as the Chinese-spec Optiq is said to offer three different powertrain options. The first two are single-motor variants, packing outpouts of either 201 hp or 241 hp. At the top of the lineup, there's a more powerful, dual-motor all-wheel drive version that delivers 283 hp.


Pricing remains the biggest unknown, though Cadillac will likely announce this along with the other details sometime in 2024.


Image Credits: Cadillac

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