Thanks to its strategy to introduce right-hand-drive (RDH) electric vehicles in countries that utilize the configuration, Cadillac is expanding into overseas markets where it hasn’t had a presence in decades. The Lyriq is the first RHD vehicle, and the luxury marque has now announced plans to introduce the recently-revealed Cadillac Vistiq as its second RHD offering.
The RHD Cadillac Vistiq will first make landfall in Oceania, furthering Cadillac’s expansion back into Australia and New Zealand before bringing more options to the luxury marque’s lineup in other countries. It’s likely that the RHD Vistiq be assembled at the Spring Hill plant in Tennessee alongside the RDH Lyriq, which is assembled on a RHD-specific production line at the plant before being exported.
“The right-hand-drive Cadillac EVs portfolio in Australia and New Zealand will begin with the Lyriq, and grow with more entries,” said GM Australia and New Zealand Managing Director, Jess Bala. “Launching our all-new, all-electric Cadillac business positions us well to be able to select the right models for these countries, engineered for RHD markets globally from the outset.”
As a reminder, the left-hand-drive Cadillac Vistiq was pre-announced in mid-December, joining the luxury marque’s EV portfolio, where it slots above the Cadillac Lyriq and below the Escalade IQ. It will launch in the U.S. during the 2025 calendar year as a 2026 model year vehicle.
While specifications have yet to be revealed, images of the forthcoming crossover reveal a 600E4 badge out back, which indicates a dual-motor all-wheel-drive setup with roughly 600 Nm (450 pound-feet) of torque. In the Cadillac Lyriq, that powertrain delivers 500 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque, and the Vistiq could very much follow suit.
Pricing and availability of the Cadillac Vistiq have not been revealed as of this writing.
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