As GM Authority reported back in December 2022, General Motors filed to trademark the Cadillac Lyriq nameplate in Australia, signaling that the Detroit-based automaker may have plans to relaunch the luxury marque in the land down under. Now, new filings reveal that GM has also applied to trademark the Cadillac Optiq and Cadillac Escalade IQ nameplates in Australia.
Filed on July 12th, 2023, the Optiq trademark is assigned serial number 2370922, while the Escalade IQ trademark is assigned serial code 2370956. Both Australian marks indicate that these filings will be used for automotive applications.
For reference on these two upcoming electric vehicles, photos of the yet-to-be-confirmed Cadillac Optiq were recently leaked by Chinese officials. Positioned below the Cadillac Lyriq, GM Authority has actually been covering the existence of this EV for quite some time now, and often referred to it as a sub-Lyriq vehicle. The leaked photos depict the Optiq with a sculpted front fascia, prominent wheel arches, and a futuristic rear design.
Riding on the GM BEV3 platform and powered by GM Ultium batteries and GM Ultium Drive motors, there will be two power outputs available in the Chinese market, producing 201 horsepower and 241 horsepower. Looking forward, it’s likely that the Optiq will be officially unveiled later this year.
As for the Cadillac Escalade IQ, General Motors recently released a teaser video that revealed a few details of the upcoming all-electric Escalade, which includes a shot of the roof, the rear spoiler, lighting elements, the wheels, badging, and the front end.
Naturally, GM Authority spy photographers have also captured several photos of the Escalade IQ testing in prototype form. These photographs portray the upcoming EV as less bulky than that of the ICE-powered Cadillac Escalade, as well as confirmed the existence of the coast-to-coast center screen display.
Under the skin, the Cadillac Escalade IQ will ride on the GM BT1 platform, while range is expected to be in the ballpark of 400 miles on a full charge. Production will take place at the GM Factory Zero plant in Michigan, previously known as the GM Detroit-Hamtramck plant.