The new name comes from a recent trademark filing in Switzerland, which was made July 22nd with the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property. According to the filing, the future Cadillac electric vehicle in question will be called the “Symboliq,” per Cadillac’s latest EV naming convention.
Both the singular name “Symboliq” and the phrase “Cadillac Symboliq” were filed. The filings list “Motorized land vehicles, namely automobiles” with regard to the Goods and Services in which the names will be used.
|Country of Origin||Serial Number||Filing Date||Language of Application||Goods and Services|
|Cadillac Symboliq||Switzerland||10341/2020||July 22, 2020||German||Motorized land vehicles, namely automobiles|
|Symboliq||Switzerland||10342/2020||July 22, 2020||German||Motorized land vehicles, namely automobiles|
The Cadillac Symboliq is believed to be one of three as-of-yet unnamed Cadillac electric vehicles outlined in the recent General Motors 2019 Sustainability Report.
As we covered previously, the report outlines five Caddy EVs total, including two named vehicles – the Cadillac Lyriq EV crossover, and the Cadillac Celestiq flagship sedan. The three remaining EVs are unnamed, but include a full-size SUV that takes DNA from the Cadillac Escalade, a globally sized three-row crossover emphasizing family-oriented practicality, and an attainable-luxury crossover similar to the Cadillac XT4.
The new Cadillac Symboliq takes after the brand’s latest EV naming convention, which moves away from the CT# and XT# nomenclature used currently, and instead focuses on full names with the “iq” suffix. According to Cadillac’s head of global brand strategy, Phil Dauchy, the “iq” naming convention “signals that Cadillac is bringing a different type of vehicle to market, one that works in concert with man, nature, and machine.”
The question is – which Cadillac electric vehicle will use the name Symboliq? Let us know what you think in the comments, and make sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Cadillac Symboliq news, Cadillac news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.