The 2026 Cadillac Vistiq was officially unveiled last month, dropping in as an all-new, three-row crossover that slots in between the Cadillac Lyriq and Cadillac Escalade IQ. Although GM has yet to announce the full details and specs, the new Cadillac Vistiq is expected to offer a high-performance variant at some point in the future. Logically, this new performance model would likely be called the Cadillac Vistiq-V. The question, then, is this – what would such a thing look like? Now, GM Authority is answering that question with the following exclusive rendering.
While GM has yet to confirm the forthcoming arrival of a new Vistiq-V model variant, it’s now looking as though the Cadillac Lyriq will indeed offer a more-powerful V-Series model. As such, there are a few things we can speculate with regard to a potential Vistiq-V model.
For starters, the Cadillac Vistiq-V would likely incorporate dark accents and trim pieces throughout the exterior. With regard to our exclusive GM Authority rendering, that means dark accents for the top of the grille, the lower fascia, and the front quarter panel inserts.
Moving into the profile, there are additional dark accents for the window trim (also known as daylight opening trim, or DLO trim), as well as the lower door trim. The roof rails were finished in black, while we also added a set of 23-inch multi-spoke wheels, once again sporting a black finish.
The rear end of our Cadillac Vistiq-V rendering shows off an overhauled lower rear fascia treatment, which incorporates a sporty lower valance that fits the look with blade-like lines and a blue finish. The whole thing is adorned in V-Series badges as well, including badging for the front doors and rear lift gate.
As confirmed by Cadillac Senior Manager Joseph Singer, any electric V model offered in the future will indeed pack more power than the base variant. For the Cadillac Vistiq-V, we’d expect a three-motor, all-wheel drive system and higher-capacity battery, with output around 750 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque.