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Cadillac's Entry Level OPTIQ Compact SUV EV to Debut as 2025 Model

Cadillac is confirming that it will have a global luxury compact EV SUV. It looks like a smaller version of the LYRIQ.

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Cadillac is confirming that it will add a fourth vehicle to its global electric vehicle portfolio. The new compact SUV EV will be called the 2025 Cadillac OPTIQ. It looks like a smaller version of the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ midsize SUV EV, with similar headlights and taillights. Cadillac made the announcement today. The timing coincides with the Los Angeles Auto Show. The LA show often focuses on EVs and green vehicles. Cadillac is not releasing any information about features or pricing at this point.

Cadillac’s 2025 OPTIQ Details

According to Cadillac’s release,

“OPTIQ will act as the entry point for Cadillac’s EV lineup in North America, slotting in below LYRIQ, a luxury compact SUV. OPTIQ's spirited driving dynamics are designed to appeal to global luxury customers.”

What the Cadillac Website Says About the 2025 Cadillac OPTIQ

Performance as spirited as your ambition meets an interior as big as your goals. In motion and at rest, the sleek exterior evokes athletic prowess. Intelligent features guide, assist and entertain your every adventure. Introducing the 2025 OPTIQ, the all-electric, five-passenger SUV that moves you into luxury.

GM brands often share underpinnings. With the OPTIQ being a five-passenger vehicle, it very well may share the same platform as the 2024 Chevrolet Equinox. Some versions of the five-passenger Equinox EV are expected to have 250-300 miles of range, which could mean similar range for the OPTIQ.

Cadillac’s EV Offerings

The OPTIQ’s IQ name adds it to the other Cadillac EVs. So far Cadillac has the LYRIQ midsize SUV, the Escalade IQ full-size SUV and the sleek, handmade CELESTIQ which is Cadillac’s new flagship, designed to reestablish Cadillac as the “Standard of the World”. It is aiming for Rolls-Royce and Bugatti levels of luxury.

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