General Motors has unveiled the 2025 Cadillac Optiq, officially pulling the sheets on the luxury marque’s latest all-electric crossover model. Set to slot in as the latest entry-level offering in Caddy’s EV lineup, GM declined to provide the full rundown on the 2025 Cadillac Optiq’s features and specs. Further information is expected to drop next year, but until then, GM Authority has a wealth of exclusive insights and details to share.
“Optiq will act as the entry point for Cadillac’s EV lineup in North America, slotting in below Lyriq as a luxury compact SUV,” the automaker states. “Optiq’s spirited driving dynamics are designed to appeal to global luxury customers. Additional details, features and pricing will be unveiled next year.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen the new Cadillac Optiq. As GM Authority covered previously, images of the crossover leaked online earlier in the year, giving us a clear view of the overall styling. Up front, we see a familiar Cadillac EV grille treatment, as well as large vertical lights in the sides of the fascia, joining with thin upper lighting elements placed just under the hood. The roofline is low and sleek, giving the Optiq a somewhat lithe aesthetic in terms of profile.
With regard to the overall model lineup, the new Cadillac Optiq follows the Cadillac Lyriq, offered as Caddy’s very-first all-electric model, and precedes an as-of-yet unnamed three-row crossover set to round out the luxury marque’s EV portfolio.
Motivation will be sourced from GM Ultium batteries and GM Ultium Drive motors, although specific power and torque numbers are still forthcoming. That said, RWD is expected to be standard, while AWD will be optional, with AWD models likely offering greater performance. The GM BEV3 platform will provide the underpinnings. To note, BEV3 is the same architecture that underpins the Cadillac Lyriq, the Cadillac Celestiq, and the forthcoming Cadillac Symboliq.
When it finally hits primetime, the 2025 Cadillac Optiq is expected to be sold in the U.S., China, Canada, and the Middle East.