Cadillac to launch fifth EV

The GM luxury brand looks to round out its BEV range

Cadillac to launch fifth EV
The Vistiq will sit between the Lyriq and Escalade IQ in Cadillac's range

GM luxury brand Cadillac is to launch a fifth EV called the Vistiq, a three-row SUV.

The firm will not release pricing details for the Vistiq until next year, but says it will sit between the Lyriq and Escalade IQ. The Lyriq starts at $58,590 and the Escalade IQ starts at around $130,000.

“Vistiq adds another compelling EV to the Cadillac lineup, reinforcing our commitment to an electric future,” says John Roth, vice-president of Global Cadillac. “Our brand now has an EV entry in most luxury segments, offering customers a range of choices." 

Earlier this year Cadillac unveiled the 'entry level' Optiq, which sits below the Lyriq in the range, with exact pricing also to be disclosed next year.

The fifth vehicle in the range is the Celestiq luxury sedan that starts from $340,000.

Cadillac plans to sell only EVs by 2030, and has no new internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles currently under development.

Like the Lyriq and the Celestiq, the Vistiq will be based on the GM's Ultium EV battery and power train architecture.

GM says Ultium-powered EVs will have 400-volt battery packs and up to 200W fast-charging capability.

The architecture will also be used as the platform for EVs to be released in GM's Chevrolet, GMC and Buick ranges.

All Ultium-based EVs will be able to access vehicle-to-home (V2H) bidirectional charging technology by 2026, the firm said earlier this year.

The Cadillac Lyriq will be amongst the first vehicles to be able to access the technology.

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