Recent images of a brand new Ultium-based Cadillac electrical SUV have surfaced in China, offering the very best look but on the car referred to as Optiq.
Printed by China’s Ministry of Business and Data Expertise (by way of GM Authority) as a part of the mannequin’s homologation course of, the images depict the Optiq’s extra highly effective dual-motor AWD variant – the single-motor RWD trim was previewed final month by MIIT.
As you possibly can think about, the Optiq AWD appears to be like similar with its RWD sibling, with badging being the one seen distinction. That being mentioned, this new set of photographs reveals some particulars of the electrical SUV’s Sport trim degree (the car painted in blue) for the primary time.
We will discover the brand new entrance grille panel that encompasses a diamond-cut triangular sample and its personal lighting signature, much like that of the Lyriq Sport; the Optiq Sport additionally will get a brand new two-tone wheel design.
The Cadillac Optiq is marginally smaller than the Lyriq, with which it shares the design language. It is wheelbase is barely shorter at 114.7 inches versus the Lyriq’s 121.8 in. The Optiq can be 6.9 in shorter at 189.8 in and barely decrease than the Lyriq at 64.6 in.
The images are accompanied by the primary technical particulars of the Optiq AWD, which encompasses a 143-kilowatt (192-horsepower) electrical motor on the entrance axle, and a second 68-kW (91-hp) motor on the rear axle.
That is good for a mixed 211 kW (283 hp), which is similar output provided by the Buick Electra E5 Avenir that provides AWD as customary. This goes to indicate that each fashions use the identical dual-motor system with a mixed torque score of 343 pound-feet. That should not be shocking as each Buick Electra E5 and Cadillac Optiq are constructed on a variant of the GM BEV3 platform.
The Cadillac Optiq is anticipated to make its official world debut within the second half of the yr in China, the place the market launch is prone to happen earlier than the top of the yr. The Optiq might be constructed by the SAIC-GM three way partnership.
As for its US avaiability, nothing is confirmed but, though two issues level to the Optiq ultimately making it stateside as a sidekick to the Cadillac Lyriq. First, Cadillac filed paperwork with the US Patent and Trademark Workplace to safe the Simboliq, Optiq, and Celestiq names in July 2020; and second, a Cadillac prototype bearing placing resemblances to the Optiq was not too long ago noticed within the US.