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Cadillac’s next EV, the Optiq, continues a trend of misspelled names

The Optiq will join the Lyriq, Celestiq, and Escalade IQ next year

Published: 20 Nov 2023

Cadillac continues to wreak havoc on the world’s autocorrect software with the introduction of its next EV, the Optiq. A compact crossover that’ll slot below the midsize Lyriq, the Optiq is expected to arrive sometime in 2024 as a 2025 model.

We know next to nothing about the upcoming Optiq, with Cadillac only dropping a pair of images late last week with no specs or information. “Additional details, as well as available features and pricing, will be unveiled next year,” Cadillac said in a statement.

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We fully expect the Optiq to utilize General Motors’ Ultium battery technology, and it’ll likely share components with GM’s other compact electric SUVs, the Chevy Blazer and Equinox. This means we could see single- and dual-motor variants, with outputs possibly as high as the Blazer SS EV’s 557hp.

When the Optiq arrives, it’ll compete with small electric SUVs from around the globe, including the Audi Q4 e-tron, Genesis GV60, Mercedes-Benz EQB, and more. Pricing should start somewhere in the $40,000 range, but we’ll have official confirmation sometime in 2024.

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