In a bold move following the introduction of the 2025 Optiq as their entry-level electric crossover, Cadillac used the stage at the Guangzhou Auto Show to provide a sneak peek into the future, teasing two mysterious upcoming models.
While maintaining an air of secrecy surrounding the specifics, Tim Heile, the General Director of Cadillac Sales and Marketing at SAIC-GM, emphasized the strategic importance of China as the world's largest electric vehicle (EV) market for Cadillac. He stated, “By the end of next year, Cadillac will introduce more new EVs in China, along with a refreshed internal combustion engine vehicle portfolio, as the brand aims to meet diverse customer preferences and redefine luxury mobility.”
Although details are scarce, the teaser reveals intriguing characteristics of the teased crossovers. The central model, reminiscent in size to the Optiq, presents a flatter roof, a shorter hood, and a less upright front end, accompanied by a less slanted windscreen. On the far right, a noticeably smaller and taller crossover boasts a pronounced shoulder line, sharing some design cues with its counterpart.
It's worth noting that the caption accompanying the teaser image emphasizes it is “for reference only,” leaving room for potential variations in the production models. Nevertheless, the impression is that Cadillac is gearing up to introduce a range of compact EVs tailored for the Chinese market.
The big question looming is whether these enigmatic models will find their way to American shores. While the mystery persists, spy photographers have captured images of a three-row Cadillac EV, anticipated to serve as the successor to the XT6. Positioned between the Lyriq and Escalade IQ, details about this model remain sparse.
Clarity on Cadillac's EV lineup might be imminent, as the automaker has previously announced plans to unveil three new EVs this year. With the Optiq and Escalade IQ already in the spotlight, anticipation builds for the third debut, slated for later this year.