Cadillac Lineup Could Have Six EVs by 2025
Cadillac is super into two things right now: electric vehicles and model names that end with the letter Q. At the rate things are heading, half the Cadillac lineup will fit tidily into those two categories within in the next five years. A new projection from enthusiast website Cadillac Society suggests the luxury brand will have six new EVs in the lineup by 2025.
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Cadillac Lyriq launches Q1 2022
The first vehicle in the Cadillac EV salvo is the recently revealed Lyriq, which is set to drop in the first quarter of 2022 — nine months earlier than originally projected. In November, General Motors announced its plans to launch 30 EVs globally by 2025, saying that it’s speeding up production schedules for the Lyriq and three additional Cadillac EVs.
According to the Cadillac Society’s projections for the brand through 2025, the Lyriq would likely be followed by the Optiq and Symboliq, one of which should be a three-row crossover. Cadillac recently filed to trademark the latter name.
It’s also widely assumed that the Cadillac Escalade will get a fully electric variant sometime over the next few years. Speculation going back to 2019 has this EV delivering 400 miles of electric range. GM in November suggested that its new Ultium-based EVs will now offer a max driving range of up to 450 miles.
Celestiq, “low-roof” EV suggests Cadillac cars will live on
The Cadillac Celestiq, a flagship electric sedan rumored to carry a price tag around $200,000, is another likely addition to the lineup by 2025. Cadillac Society also suggests that the brand will add a “low-roof” EV that “will be something of a cross between a sedan and a four-door coupe.” Maybe that one will have a cool name like Iambiq or Mystiq or Sleeq (you know, like sleek).
Cadillac Society also suggests that these six EVs won’t necessarily spell the end of vehicles in the current lineup. Unlike other brands like Lincoln, which will end production on the Nautilus around 2023 and replace it with a new electric crossover, Cadillac Society projects that the CT4, CT5, XT4, XT5, and XT6 will carry on through 2025.
While Cadillac Society suggests that the future is safe for these vehicles, that will all of course depend on sales and the market climate. The CT6 would very much advise against counting chickens before they hatch.