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Preview: 2025 Cadillac Optiq EV

Dave Nichols
January 24, 2024
General Motors has announced a new compact crossover EV to join its Cadillac line. It will be called Optiq - and it is coming in 2025.
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2025 Cadillac Optiq EV Preview

Announced in January, the all-new Cadillac Optiq will round out Cadillac’s lineup of luxury electric vehicles that include the Celestiq flagship sedan, the high-end Escalade IQ SUV, and the mid-size Lyriq SUV. Expect the small crossover to share its platform and powertrains with the soon-to-be released Chevrolet Equinox EV.

Think of the the sleek and sultry Optiq as a smaller and more affordable version of the automaker’s Lyriq SUV. It will be available in front-wheel and all-wheel drive versions. A single-motor variant will offer 210 horsepower, while a dual-motor setup will get you 290 horses. Maximum driving range before the new Caddy needs a recharge is expected to be around 300 miles, from a GM Ultium battery pack. All mileage is EPA estimated.

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Cadillac Optiq: An Instant Hit?

We think the Optiq’s size and price point will make it an  hit for Cadillac. After all, compact crossovers are extremely popular. It's a real looker with a front end that is similar to the larger Lyriq, and split taillights that are reminiscent of the mighty Escalade IQ. And if it is anything like the other EVs in Caddy’s line up, the Optiq will offer an exceptional driving experience under a wide range of road conditions.

It is likely the Optiq will be available in three trim levels that will start at around a MSRP of $45,000 and go up to $55,000 depending on options. Like the entire “IQ” line of EVs, expect this clever crossover to offer comfort and the latest infotainment, safety, and driver assist features in a pleasing all-electric package.

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Optiq Pricing and Availability

Optiq will arrive in showrooms in early 2025, and if these images are any indication, it will be a stunner. The starting MSRP is expected to be around $45,000.