2024 Cadillac Optiq: Introducing the latest entry-level luxury EV from the brand

A front 3/4 view of the 2025 Cadillac OPTIQ in Monarch Orange.

Cadillac has provided a glimpse into the upcoming Optiq, an electric compact crossover that will be built on the Ultium EV platform by General Motors, featuring cutting-edge battery technology. Despite limited specifics, Cadillac has revealed that the Optiq is scheduled for a 2024 release, positioning itself as the brand’s entry-level choice in the growing electric vehicle portfolio.

In 2024, Cadillac is gearing up for the launch of two new electric vehicles. The initial one is the 2025 Escalade IQ, an unveiled full-size SUV, and the second is anticipated to be a midsize SUV with third-row seating.

Positioned strategically to bridge the gap between the two-row Lyriq midsize SUV and the forthcoming Escalade IQ with third-row seating, the Optiq midsize SUV from Cadillac has been purposefully designed. While comprehensive details on the Optiq remain undisclosed by Cadillac until its market launch, preliminary data, reportedly from Chinese government documents in July, hints at a weight of around 4,894 pounds and a length nearing 190 inches.

The 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV shares similar dimensions with other compact crossovers employing Ultium technology. Although specific battery and range details were not disclosed in the leaked documents, they did highlight a powertrain housing a single electric motor positioned at the rear axle, hinting at power outputs of 201 or 241 horsepower, primarily aimed at the Chinese market.

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