Cadillac is releasing the name and a few images of its next electric vehicle, the midsize Vistiq SUV, which the automaker expects to slot in between the Lyriq and Escalade IQ in terms of size and price.
The three-row SUV is expected to hit dealerships sometime in 2025 as a model year 2026 vehicle. It will also join the entry-level Optiq in Cadillac’s growing lineup of zero-emission vehicles.
The three-row SUV is expected to hit dealerships sometime next year as a model year 2025 vehicle
“VISTIQ adds another compelling EV to the Cadillac lineup, reinforcing our commitment to an electric future,” said John Roth, vice president of Global Cadillac. “Our brand now has an EV entry in most luxury segments, offering customers a range of choices, and Cadillac EVs will cover most luxury SUV segments across critical global markets in the next two years.”
Cadillac isn’t revealing any details about the Vistiq aside from the name and its placement in the lineup. As far as price, you can probably expect something in the region of $70,000–$90,000, depending on your trim level and list of options.
The Escalade IQ starts at an eye-watering $120,000, while the Lyriq can be had for as little as $64,000. And then there’s the bespoke ultra-luxe Cadillac Celestiq, which starts at a heart-shattering $340,000.
Like the other models, the Vistiq will be built on GM’s Ultium battery platform, which is intended to be flexible and multifaceted, with the goal of serving a variety of vehicle types and shapes. The automaker has said that Ultium can support up to 200kWh of power, which could allow for a driving range of up to 400 miles. The Escalade IQ, for example, is estimated to get up to 450 miles of range for the long-range versions of the SUV.
The Vistiq is also carrying over a lot of the design touches first found in the Lyriq, like flush door handles and a diamond-cut pattern on the faux grille. The side panels are indented like the Lyriq, and the front and rear lights are almost identical as well.
As a three-row SUV, the Vistiq will be competing with other mid to full-size SUVs like the Tesla Model X (which is getting very long in the tooth), the Rivian R1S, and the Kia EV9. Other forthcoming three-row EVs include the Lucid Gravity and the Volvo EX90.