Cadillac is set to expand its electric vehicle portfolio with the upcoming Optiq, a compact crossover designed to serve as an entry-level model beneath the already revealed Lyriq. While specific details are limited at this point, Cadillac promises a combination of “spirited driving dynamics” and global appeal. The automaker has provided a glimpse of the Optiq's design, featuring a small fully enclosed grille, vertical headlights, and a two-tone exterior with gloss black cladding.
The compact crossover sports blacked-out A-pillars that seamlessly transition into a black roof, complemented by matching mirrors and a blacked-out rear pillar with a distinctive ribbed graphic. Additional design elements include flush-mounted door handles, 21-inch wheels fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV tires, and a charging port on the front fender showcasing the iconic Cadillac crest.
While Cadillac has been tight-lipped about specific details, information from China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has already surfaced. According to these details, the Optiq is expected to measure 189.8 inches in length, similar to the XT5 but with a 3.8-inch longer wheelbase of 116.3 inches.
Chinese specifications reveal the Optiq will offer electric motor options with outputs ranging from 201 hp to 241 hp, and a dual-motor all-wheel-drive variant with a combined output of 283 hp. However, key details such as pricing and range are yet to be disclosed.
As Cadillac expands its electric lineup, the Optiq aims to carve a niche as a compact electric SUV with a focus on driving dynamics and broad market appeal, positioning itself beneath the previously unveiled Lyriq model.