Among Cadillac’s latest all-electric vehicle efforts is the new 2024 Cadillac Optiq, set to drop in as a fresh all-electric compact crossover. Details on the 2024 Cadillac Optiq have been coming in all year, including info gleaned from various spy photos and leaks. Interestingly, the 2024 Cadillac Optiq will feature not one, but two rear spoilers, plus no rear wiper.
The 2024 Cadillac Optiq’s novel rear end design was hinted at in spy photos, but is clearly visible in leaked images of the Chinese-spec model. The spoiler setup includes an upper spoiler element that is attached to the edge of the roof and hatch, housing the Center High Mount Stop Lamp, or CHMSL for short. Meanwhile, a secondary lower lip spoiler is seen just below the rear glass, and appears to house a rear-facing camera.
Notably, it also looks as though the 2024 Cadillac Optiq does not equip a rear wiper, similar to the Cadillac Lyriq or the Buick Envista. In an interview with GM Authority Executive Editor Alex Luft, the Director of Global Buick Design, Bob Boniface, addressed why the 2024 Buick Envista is not equipped with a rear wiper, indicating that the airflow across the vehicle was sufficient to actively clean the rear glass. This could also be the case for the Cadillac Optiq, as indicated by the lack of a rear wiper.
Under the body panels, the 2024 Cadillac Optiq will draw motivation from a set of GM Ultium Drive motors juiced by a GM Ultium battery. Horsepower and torque estimates are still forthcoming, but GM’s Ultium technology provides a broad variety of energy options, ranging between 50 kWh and 200 kWh. The GM BEV3 platform will provide the underpinnings, the same platform used by the Cadillac Celestiq, Cadillac Lyriq, and many other all-electric GM models. The new Cadillac Optiq will be sold in the U.S., Canada, China, and the Middle East.