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New Cadillac EV Crossover Planned For 2025 MY

New Cadillac EV Crossover Planned For 2025 MY

Caddy’s very first all-electric vehicle, the Cadillac Lyriq crossover, made its debut two weeks ago in show car form, previewing the brand’s forthcoming EV future. Now, with a host of new Cadillac EV models just over the horizon, Cadillac Society has new details to report on one of the forthcoming models.

Cadillac Lyriq show car pictured here

Cadillac Lyriq show car pictured here

According to sources, the luxury brand is working towards development of a new Cadillac EV crossover that will be physically larger than the Lyriq, slotting into the E-segment with sizing similar to the current Cadillac XT6. However, this new model will be built on the new BEV3 platform, the dedicated next-gen all-electric platform that also underpins the Lyriq.

Assembly is expected to take place at the Spring Hill Assembly plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, kicking off in 2024 for the 2025 model year.

Cadillac Lyriq show car pictured here

Cadillac Lyriq show car pictured here

It’s currently unclear what the new Cadillac EV will be called, however, it’s expected to carry one of two recently trademarked names – Optiq, or Symboliq. As Cadillac Society reported previously, Cadillac has filed trademarks for the names Symboliq and Optiq with the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property for use with “motorized land vehicles, namely automobiles.” Both names fall in line with Cadillac’s latest EV naming conventions, which incorporate the “iq” suffix with full, non-alphanumeric designations, unlike the current XT# and CT# naming convention.

Per the recent Sustainability Report from the Caddy’s parent company, General Motors, there are at least five Cadillac EV models slated for launch between the 2021 and 2025 calendar years. These include the Cadillac Lyriq, as well as the Cadillac Celestiq, the latter of which will be offered as the brand’s full-sized, hand-built sedan flagship.

Cadillac Lyriq show car pictured here

Cadillac Lyriq show car pictured here

The other three forthcoming Cadillac EV models will include a compact crossover that slots underneath the Lyriq and sized roughly equivalent to the Current Cadillac XT4, a three-row crossover slotted above the Lyriq that will be roughly the size of the Cadillac XT6, and a full-sized SUV offered as an electrified version of the Cadillac Escalade. The new model discussed above is believed to be the XT6-sized crossover.

We’ll keep an eye on this story to see how it develops, so stay tuned. In the meantime, subscribe to Cadillac Society for more Cadillac news coverage.

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Jonathan is an automotive journalist based out of Southern California. He loves anything and everything on four wheels.

3 Comments

  1. I think Cadillac and GM would be much better off if it spun off an EV sub-brand rather than converting Cadillac to an EV brand. After a 40 years of Cadillac Loyalty I’m not ready for an Electric car and I’m not ready to be left behind.

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  2. Makes perfect sense to me Frank….2025 is a year(s)late and what an awful and un Cadillac name…..

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  3. And how long would Cadillac as a brand survive if it goes on making ICE vehicles as they are now? Neither of you seem to care for any current Cadillac anyway. Do you think GM can afford to build ICE CT6-like sedans for a few thousand buyers a year? It sounds like you’ve been “left behind” already.

    Electric drivetrains, in general, are the savior of the individual motor vehicle.

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