General Motors is currently plotting a small electric Cadillac crossover that will undercut the mid-size Lyriq in the luxury automaker’s product portfolio.
GM showed a photo of the unnamed small electric Cadillac crossover to dealers during a meeting held over the weekend, Automotive News reports. Details on the vehicle are slim, although the publication indicates the vehicle is roughly the same size as the compact Cadillac XT4 crossover and was “well received,” by dealers who were in attendance at the meeting. The vehicle will be sold alongside the internal combustion engine-powered XT4, Cadillac told the dealers.
It’s likely this future small electric Cadillac crossover will utilize a downsized version of the GM BEV3 platform that underpins the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, as well as GM’s Ultium modular battery design and Ultium Drive electric motors. We imagine it would also have similar driving range to the Lyriq, which boasts a GM estimated 300 miles of range on a full charge thanks to its 12-module, 100.4 kWh battery. The single motor, rear-wheel-drive Cadillac Lyriq produces 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque, although this new small crossover may be slightly less powerful than this.
In addition to this small electric crossover, Cadillac is also known to be working on a battery-electric version of the Cadillac Escalade, which may be called the Escalade IQ based on recent GM trademark filings, along with an ultra-luxurious full-size sedan called the Celestiq. A total of four new electric Cadillac models will be added to the brand’s product portfolio between now and 2025, not including the Lyriq.
Cadillac has also filed other trademark applications for names that could be used on this new small crossover, including Optiq, Lumistiq and Symboliq. It should be noted that a trademark filing is not a concrete sign a name will be used on a future vehicle, but is simply an indication an automaker may have interest in the name.
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