2025 Cadillac Optiq.

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We are finally getting more official info on the all-new 2025 Cadillac Optiq.

At least in its first year, it will only be available with standard AWD. Also standard are SuperCruise and a 19-speaker sound system. it also comes with 300HP and a range of around 300 miles, which is more than its Chevrolet cousin, the Equinox EV.

Of course, the Optiq is a bit smaller than the Cadillac Lyriq, by about 7 inches with a 6-inch shorter wheelbase. At 190 inches long, the new Optiq is not really a compact SUV. It is almost 10 inches longer than the Audi Q4 e-Tron and over 5 inches longer than the Mercedes EQB. This means there could still be room for something a bit smaller, and cheaper, in Cadillac’s EV lineup.

As far as pricing, the Cadillac Optiq will start at around $ 54,000. Both “Sport” and “Luxury” trims will be offered. With so many standard features it seems prices wouldn’t go much higher.

Currently, the Audi Q4 e-Tron starts at $55 200. Although AWD starts at $ 60,000. And the higher-end Sonos sound system is only available on the $62 200 Prestige version. So far the new Optiq looks like it could be quite a deal.

Even when compared with the Cadillac XT5. The cheapest AWD version of the XT5 starts at over $ 47,000. That’s of course without Super Cruise or a 19-speaker sound system. With incentives included, the new Optiq is actually quite a bit cheaper than its old ICE cousin.

I think the Optiq will also compete with the Cadillac Lyriq which starts at over $58 000. But costs over $62,000 with AWD, Super Cruise, and the 19-speaker sound system.

While I really like the interior so far, I am still not a fan of the exterior. It seems to be a mix of the Lyriq and the much larger Escalade IQ and doesn’t really have its own personality. Maybe it looks better in person?

Still, the Lyriq is becoming more and more popular for Cadillac as GM’s EV manufacturing issues are being resolved. The cheaper Optiq could turn out to be a very popular model for the brand. Especially being such a great value. Cadillac execs aren’t excluding an even cheaper FWD version with Super Cruise as an option, which could drop the price to under $ 50,000.

As you can see from the Cadillac website, there won’t be many colors offered on the new Optiq. Basically the usual black, white, grey, red and blue. Which is a bit too bad…

However, if the info is correct on the site, it seems even the glass roof (with sun shade inside) could be standard on the cheapest “Luxury 1” trim.

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