Cadillac Optiq Leaked, Seems to be Like Mini Lyriq

Cadillac’s upcoming entry-level crossover, the Optiq, has been leaked in China. The Optiq will sit under the Lyriq in Cadillac’s electrical lineup and can be formally revealed later this yr.

Anticipated to go on sale within the Chinese language market in 2024, the Optiq can be a competitor to the Tesla Mannequin Y and XPeng G6. Paperwork posted by China’s Ministry of Business and Data Know-how (MIIT) present the Optiq is marginally smaller than the Lyriq. It has a wheelbase of two,915 mm (9.5 ft), with the Lyriq’s coming in at 3,094 mm (10.1 ft). The paperwork additionally present the Optiq is shorter and barely decrease down than the Lyriq.

Small crossovers make loads of sense in China, with the section rising at a fast fee. That mentioned, Western producers are struggling to maintain up with native manufacturers like XPeng and BYD. Therefore conventional OEMs are regularly reducing their costs as they give the impression of being to keep up market share.

The Cadillac Lyriq at the moment begins at ¥379,700 ($52,443) following a current ¥60,000 ($8,400) worth discount. Therefore we might anticipate Optiq to start out at round ¥300,000 ($42,010). And though no specs have been revealed but, a variety determine within the area of 250-300 miles is possible.

It is at the moment unknown if Cadillac plans to carry the Optiq to the US or preserve it as a China-only mannequin. Undoubtedly, premium crossovers have the potential to promote very effectively in North America. In spite of everything, Cadillac’s best-selling mannequin in the intervening time is the interior combustion-engined XT4 – a automobile very related in dimension to the Optiq. That mentioned, GM has confirmed prior to now that it is more than pleased to supply China-exclusive autos.