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2025 Cadillac Optiq To Be Built In Mexico

2025 Cadillac Optiq To Be Built In Mexico

Slotting beneath the Cadillac Lyriq as the luxury marque’s smallest electric crossover, the 2025 Cadillac Optiq was unveiled in full in May 2024. Initially, it wasn’t clear where the new luxury electric crossover would be built for North America, but it’s now evident that its production location will be the Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico. 

A recent report from Cluster Industrial indicates that the Cadillac Optiq will be the newest electric vehicle to start rolling off the assembly line in Mexico. The Ramos Arizpe plant is owned and operated by Cadillac parent, General Motors, and currently handles production of the Chevy Blazer EV and Chevy Equinox EV. The plant, which has been in operation for over four decades, is prized for its proximity to the U.S., making it the ideal facility to assemble the Optiq. 

The Cadillac Optiq is scheduled to begin production during the third quarter of 2024 at Ramos, although a specific date has not yet been revealed. The plant formerly produced the Cadillac SRX from 2010 through 2016, which has thus far been the only Caddy to be built there. 

“The Ramos Arizpe Complex received a $1 billion investment in 2021 for the production of electric cars, as the fifth General Motors North America plant to produce EVs,” said GM Mexico’s Communications Department in a press release. “Recently, Cadillac announced in Paris the launch of Optiq, which will also be produced in the Ramos Arizpe plant in the last quarter of the year.” 

As for power, the 2025 Optiq features a standard dual-motor all-wheel-drive powertrain delivering 300 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. From a full charge, the luxury electric crossover is good for an estimated 300-mile driving range. Pricing will start at $54,000, including destination freight charges.

Note that the 2025 Cadillac Optiq for the Chinese market will be built at the Cadillac Jinqiao plant in China and will be offered in both AWD as well as FWD configurations.

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

2 Comments

  1. I understand that this plant also assembled the Chevy Blazer EV and the Chevy Equinox EV.

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  2. Message received, the 2025 Optiq will be made in Mexico. Not something I like but it begs the question, where will the 2026 and subsequent models be built?

    When the Mustang Mach E came out I immediately reported to my Ford dealer, a place I’d never been before, and was ready to sign an order for the “E”. As it was presented to me, I learned the car would be built in Mexico. I tore up the order and went home.

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