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Our First Look At The Cadillac Vistiq Interior: Photos

Our First Look At The Cadillac Vistiq Interior: Photos

The 2026 Cadillac Vistiq officially dropped cover in December 2023, offering a three-row luxury electric crossover larger than the Cadillac Lyriq but smaller than the Cadillac Escalade IQ. However, Cadillac has yet to publish photos or release any information about the interior. Luckily, Cadillac Society spied managed to photograph the Vistiq’s interior, showing off what’s behind the large luxury electric crossover’s closed doors. 

The first thing that stands out is the lack of buttons. Instead, a wide, horizontally-oriented infotainment screen is present and accounted for. The unite is likely exactly the same as the one used in the Lyriq. But while the Lyriq features a series of buttons beneath the infotainment screen for climate control, the Vistiq does not. Instead, it features a huge center vent beneath the curved infotainment screen.

This lack of buttons likely reflects a move to imitate the buttonless interiors found in Tesla models while also reducing the number of microchips needed to build a vehicle. Of course, this phenomenon isn’t exclusive to Cadillac and Tesla, as automakers industrywide move away from physical buttons in favor of ubiquitous screens to control various vehicle features. 

2026 Cadillac Vistiq interior

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ interior

2024 Cadillac Celestiq interior

In the absence of buttons, the Cadillac Vistiq’s climate settings will be handled by the smaller HVAC control panel in the form of – you guessed it – another screen. This one juts out at an angle from the vehicle’s center console, and appears to be similar (if not identical) to the control panel found in both the Cadillac Escalade IQ and Cadillac Celestiq.

The infotainment system in the Cadillac Vistiq will feature Cadillac’s new Google-based infotainment system, which will not have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Instead, this system provides things like a Google-maps-based navigation system integrated with various EV-specific features, such as looking up charging stations or getting route guidance that takes into account the vehicle’s driving range / state of charge and available charging stations along the way. This, in fact, was allegedly the primary reason that Cadillac decided not to offer CarPlay or Android Auto on its future EVs, as the third-party services don’t provide deep integration between the vehicle and its driving range. That said, drivers will still be able to pair their phones with the vehicle for things like making and receiving calls or playing media.

Beyond the lack of buttons, there are a handful of other interesting details on display inside the cockpit of the Vistiq. Note that the steering wheel features the distinct Super Cruise LED lightbar, indicating that the luxury marque’s advanced semi-autonomous driver assist system is available in the EV. 

Additionally, the door panel is accented with wood trim with vertical pinstriping, while horizontal lines dominate the lower half of the door for a visual point of interest within the interior. The floating center console, which features a large storage area beneath it, also appears to feature wood trim the same color as the door, although it’s difficult to see what’s hidden by the laptop holder attached to it.

The Cadillac Vistiq will ride on a larger variant of the luxury marque’s BEV3 platform. At the time of this writing, pricing, powertrain details, or other specs have not yet been revealed.

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

5 Comments

  1. The original CUE had no buttons. People complained. Buttons came back. Now, no buttons. Sounds like a cost saving move, or a ploy to hike insurance rates higher than they are due to distracted driving crashes.

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  2. Just wait for all the Problems with the Touch Screen Based Controls in the future and the pricey costs to Replace the Module or Assembly as the Dealer will not “Repair” those Modules which are Inexpensive to manufacture in other countries once the Design and Engineering is complete.

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  3. Let the slope-heads drive this garbage. Will Cadillac ever be American again?

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  4. So the route guidance will not take the quickest path, but guide to charging stations instead?

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    • No, it will just show the charging stations available along the way, and appropriately recommend a path.

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