SAIC-GM just announced that the upcoming all-electric Cadillac IQ will debut imminently in China.
General Motors’ main joint venture in the Asian country announced that it will present a new all-electric vehicle from Cadillac during the 2023 Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition – better known as Guangzhou Auto Show, which will open its doors from November 17th to 26th at the Canton Fair Complex of the homonymous city of Guangzhou.
Although the automaker only limited itself to saying that the new Cadillac IQ electric vehicle will continue the revolution of all-electric models by combining GM’s global resources with local research and development capabilities. We know that the next zero-emission model the luxury brand has scheduled for that country is the upcoming Cadillac Optiq, thanks to leaked images in China in the middle of this year.
As GM Authority exclusively reported, the all-new Cadillac Optiq is a more midsize-than-compact crossover developed for the global market and will be positioned below the new Cadillac Lyriq in the Cadillac IQ portfolio. Like the Lyriq, the Cadillac Optiq uses a variant of GM’s BEV3 platform and is based on the company’s Ultium architecture, including Ultium Drive motors on both the rear and front axles depending on the configuration.
Additionally, SAIC-GM revealed that it also plans to introduce a new version of the Cadillac Lyriq at the Guangzhou auto show that will set a new benchmark for the value of luxury electric crossovers through “improved performance and charging experience.” Notably, this suggests that the new Lyriq model will debut powertrain upgrades for the local offering of Cadillac IQ models.
The upcoming all-electric Cadillac IQ will debut this week at the 2023 Guangzhou Auto Show as the luxury brand’s second zero-emission model manufactured locally in China, and everything indicates that it is the all-new Cadillac Optiq. The new model is expected to be launched this year in the Chinese market.