Home » Upcoming Electric Cadillac Crossover Could Have Rear-Wheel Steering

Upcoming Electric Cadillac Crossover Could Have Rear-Wheel Steering

Upcoming Electric Cadillac Crossover Could Have Rear-Wheel Steering

We recently spotted Cadillac testing a new electric crossover that we expect to slot in above the Cadillac Lyriq in the luxury marque’s lineup. There isn’t much information regarding this forthcoming vehicle quite yet, but a closer look at Cadillac Society‘s recent spy shots reveals something interesting: this future crossover may have rear-wheel-steering capabilities. 

Though it’s not that noticeable at first, a closer inspection of the prototype’s rear wheels indicates that they appear to be angled slightly outward, potentially signaling rear-wheel-steering (RWS) or four-wheel-steering (4WS) technology. This feature enables a vehicle’s rear wheels to pivot by a few degrees, meaning that the rear-axle steering isn’t noticeably obvious.

The benefits of RWS and 4WS systems is generally two-fold. First, the feature enhances driving dynamics at high speeds, particularly during spirited driving such on twisty or windy roads. Additionally, RWD and 4WS decrease a vehicles turning radius, which is helpful when it comes to maneuvering the vehicle at low speeds, such as in parking lots. More exaggerated RWS or 4WS is reserved for heavy machinery and would not be as useful in a passenger vehicle. 

As for some background info, we believe that this above-Lyriq crossover will be one of three Cadillac EVs set to be revealed in 2023. A full reveal of this thus far concealed electric Cadillac utility is expected later on during the 2023 calendar year, and it will likely enter production during the 2024 calendar year as a 2025 model.

According to sources familiar with the matter, this new large electric crossover will be proportionally similar to the ICE-powered Cadillac XT6, but will feature a longer dash-to-axle ratio much like the Lyriq. Additionally, it’s currently unclear what nameplate this vehicle will wear, but the luxury marque has filed to trademark LumistiqAscendiqVistiq, and Optiq for use in future electric models.

Want to stay up to date on Cadillac’s surge into an all-electric future? Then make sure to subscribe to Cadillac Society for more future Cadillac product news, and 24/7 Cadillac news coverage.

Written by
Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.


  1. Cadillac continues to abvertise electric vehicles forthcoming with all these new features without producing any of these vehicles yet with continued delays. Is this just an advertising scheme to keep current buyers from looking elsewhere at new electric vehicles that are actually available for purchase?

  2. Are we getting a little carried away with all these “Q” names. They don’t sound exotiq or qute they just sound funqy.

    • Two points: (1) the “iq” naming convention is whimsical to the point of being silly (inconsistent with elegance or luxury); and (2) Hyundai was there first with the Ioniq (how can GM not be seen as a copy-cat?).

  3. The 4 wheel steer would be an advantage over the Lyriq, along with extra capacity. I had a lyric reservation, but I’m looking forward to seeing the Vistiq and its suspension.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Lost Password

Please enter your username or email address. You will receive a link to create a new password via email.

Sign Up