Oh hey, an electric luxury crossover that isn’t the size of a whale. This is the 2025 Cadillac Optiq, and that’s about all that Cadillac has to say. It sits below the Lyriq in Cadillac’s IQ range, and it looks genuinely promising. Let’s dive in.
While this thing leaked back in, um, July, Cadillac has finally acknowledged the existence of the Optiq — barely, but barely still counts. In fact, here’s the entire press release in all four lines of glory.
Yep, that’s extremely helpful. Great job, Cadillac. So, what do we know for sure? Well, the 2025 Cadillac Optiq is a crossover, it is electric, and it is a Cadillac. In addition, Car News China reports power outputs of 201 horsepower and 241 horsepower, but those aren’t necessarily official or global. In any case, this vaguely car-shaped box that will inevitably find homes in Florida is worth keeping an eye on, because it should effectively replace an absolute dog’s dinner of a car, the XT4.
Look, a fool and their money are easily parted, but walking into a Cadillac dealer seeking a subcompact crossover is a way to hasten that process. The Cadillac XT4 isn’t cheap, isn’t handsome, isn’t marvelously appointed, isn’t quick, isn’t particularly efficient, doesn’t feel outstandingly made, and doesn’t go down the road with the grace of, let’s see, any rival (and it’s not just me saying this). Cadillac has nowhere to go but up in this segment, and the Optiq certainly looks, um, up.
Anyway, since Cadillac spent fewer than 100 words on this press release, we won’t spend many more words on the Cadillac Optiq. Expect more information on this seemingly cromulent vehicle will be release sometime before 2025 rolls around. If it’s anything like the Lyriq, it should represent another turnaround for Cadillac.
(Photo credits: Cadillac)
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