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Cadillac Unveils the 2025 Optiq: A New Era of Luxury EVs

DETROIT — Cadillac has officially introduced the 2025 Optiq, a groundbreaking addition to their electric vehicle lineup, marking a new entry point for luxury EV buyers. This latest offering from Cadillac boasts:

  • An estimated range of 300 miles/482 km.
  • Standard dual motor all-wheel drive.
  • Super Cruise technology with a 3-year connected service.
  • Leading cargo capacity and second-row spaciousness in its segment.
  • Innovative interior and striking exterior design.

A Bold Step into the Future

The Optiq is designed to redefine entry-level luxury for Cadillac. Positioned as an affordable luxury SUV, it will expand Cadillac’s growing electric vehicle portfolio, which already includes the Lyriq, Escalade IQ, Celestiq, and the upcoming Vistiq. John Roth, Vice President of Global Cadillac, emphasized the brand’s commitment to innovation: “Cadillac has always defined American luxury, and Optiq exemplifies our bold spirit as we transition into the EV future.”

Global Debut and Market Expansion

The Optiq will have a global presence, selling in over 10 regions, including a notable debut in Paris, marking Cadillac’s entry into the European electric vehicle market. Jaclyn McQuaid, President and Managing Director of GM Europe, highlighted the significance of this launch: “As part of Cadillac’s all-electric entry into Europe, we are thrilled to host Optiq’s debut in Paris.”

Performance and Technology

The 2025 Optiq features a dual motor all-wheel drive system and a 6-inch shorter wheelbase compared to the Lyriq, enhancing its agility. Chief Engineer John Cockburn described the driving experience as “unique and spirited,” thanks to the near-instantaneous torque and the Ultium Platform’s capabilities. Key performance highlights include:

  • An 85-kilowatt-hour battery pack providing 300 miles of range.
  • DC fast charging that adds up to 79 miles of range in about 10 minutes.
  • Regen On Demand and One-Pedal Driving features.
  • Multiple drive modes, including Tour, Sport, Snow/Ice, and My Mode.

Distinctive Design and Spacious Interior

The Optiq’s exterior showcases sophisticated surfacing and technology, with standout features like the black crystal grille and signature lighting choreography. Inside, the vehicle offers an inviting, high-tech environment with materials like patterned accent fabric made from recycled materials and PaperWood veneer.

Bryan Nesbitt, Executive Director of Cadillac Design, stated, “Optiq’s bold design leverages the Cadillac standard for luxury while remaining youthful, sporty, and innovative.”

Advanced Interior and Safety Features

The Optiq’s interior includes:

  • A segment-best in cargo capacity and second-row spaciousness.
  • A 33-inch diagonal advanced LED display.
  • Standard Super Cruise driver assistance technology.
  • Advanced radar, camera, and ultrasonic sensor technology.
  • Standard safety features such as adaptive cruise control and Blind Zone Steering Assist.
  • Google built-in compatibility for an enhanced infotainment experience.
  • A standard 19-speaker AKG Audio System with Dolby Atmos.

Pricing and Availability

The 2025 Cadillac Optiq will be available in Luxury and Sport trims, with prices starting at an estimated $54,000 (INR 45 lakh), excluding taxes, titles, and fees. This competitive pricing aims to attract a new generation of luxury EV buyers, continuing Cadillac’s legacy of innovation and luxury.



GM-estimated driving range on a full charge^300 miles 

^Actual range will vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, loading, use and maintenance.
*Cadillac estimates and EPA estimates not yet available.


Type:Rechargeable energy storage system comprising multiple linked modules 
Battery chemistry:Lithium-ion NCMA cathode, blended graphite anode
Energy:85 kWh Useable Battery Energy


System:Dual Motor AWD
Motor:Permanent magnet front; Induction rear
Power^:300 hp (224 kW)
(lb-ft / Nm):
354 / 480
Final drive ratio (:1):11.59 front/ 11.0 rear

^Based on GM testing


240V (7.7 kW AC)24 miles per hour
240 V1 (11.5 kW AC)
240 V2 (available 19.2-kW)
33 miles per hour
55 miles per hour
DC Fast Charge79 miles in 10 minutes

^Actual charge times will vary based on battery condition, output of charger, vehicle settings and outside temperature. See the vehicle’s Owner’s Manual for additional limitations.
1Home charging requires professionally installed 60A dedicated charge station, sold separately
2Home charging requires professionally installed 100A dedicated charge station, sold separately.


Front Suspension:Coilover Strut front, 5-Link rear with Passive Plus Dampers
Rear Suspension:
Steering Type:Electronic Power Steering (EPS)
Turning Circle (curb-curb)
(ft. / m):
37ft / 11.25 m  w/ 20” tire
 37.5ft / 11.44 m w/ 21” tire
Brake Type:Disc / Disc 
Brake Rotor Size:
(in. / mm)
17” front / 17” rear
Wheel Size:US = 20” standard, 21” optional
Tires:245/50R20  All Season w/ sealant
 275/40R21 All Season Low Profile w/ sealant

^Lower-profile tires wear faster. Tire and wheel damage may occur on rough or damaged roads or from surfaces, curbs, debris or obstacles. This damage is not covered by the GM New Vehicle Limited Warranty. For more details, go to or see your dealer.


(in. / mm):
116 / 2954
Overall Length
(in. / mm):
190 / 4820
Overall Width with Mirrors
(in. / mm):
84 / 2126
Overall Height
(in. / mm):
65 / 1644


Headroom(in / mm):Front: 39.6 / 1006
Second Row: 38.7 / 984
(in. / mm):
Front: 41.6 /1058
Second Row: 37.8 / 961
Shoulder Room
(in. / mm):
Front: 57 / 1421
Second Row: 56 / 1421
Hip Room
(in. / mm):
Front: 55 / 1397
Second Row: 51 / 1286


Base Curb Weight (Min)
(lb. / kg):
5192 /2,355
Passenger Volume (cu. ft. / L):Front: 54 / 1538
Second row: 47 / 1336
Cargo Volume
(cu. ft. / L) ^:
Second row up: 26 / 744
Second row down: 57 / 1603
Trailering* capacity1500 lbs / 680 kg

^Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution
*Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner’s Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo, and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.

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