The recent 2025 Cadillac Lyriq debut in Australia and New Zealand confirmed that General Motors is developing a portfolio of right-hand-drive Cadillac vehicles, which will expand with the arrival of the upcoming Cadillac Vistiq.
The all-new Cadillac Vistiq will be the next member of Cadillac’s lineup of right-hand-drive EVs developed to drive the expansion of the brand’s global presence to these markets, starting with the most important countries in Oceania. GM made it clear that the Cadillac Lyriq is the first model in a series of RHD electric vehicles from the luxury brand for Australia, New Zealand and other international markets.
“The right-hand-drive Cadillac EVs portfolio in Australia and New Zealand will begin with the Lyriq, and grow with more entries,” said GM Australia & New Zealand Managing Director, Jess Bala. “Launching our all-new, all-electric Cadillac business positions us well to be able to select the right models for these countries, engineered for RHD markets globally from the outset,” she added.
As GM Authority reported last August, the American automaker filed to trademark Vistiq name in Australia, anticipating plans to introduce the new three-row crossover in the country, which debuted on December 14th in the United States. As such, the all-new Cadillac Vistiq is part of the brand’s upcoming global portfolio of RHD vehicles for markets requiring that driving configuration.
In this sense, the Cadillac Vistiq will join the new RHD Lyriq in the brand’s global lineup to be marketed in the largest right-hand-drive markets on the planet such as Japan, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. In fact, the upcoming Vistiq RHD could be built alongside the Lyriq on the GM Spring Hill plant‘s new right-hand drive-only production line in Tennessee.
The all-new Cadillac Vistiq will arrive in early 2025 in the United States as a 2026 model-year vehicle, and has been officially confirmed for Canada and China as well. The zero-emission crossover will follow in the footsteps of the 2025 Lyriq in Australia and New Zealand, where it would arrive during the 2025 calendar year. Full official details of the Vistiq including its interior design, equipment and powertrain will be revealed at a later date.