Cadillac Optiq Will Be (Surprisingly) Longer Than The XT5

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As previously reported by Cadillac Society, the first images of Cadillac Optiq’s upcoming luxury EV crossover recently leaked in China, showing off what’s in store for the latest addition to the luxury marque’s electric battery lineup. Set to be placed under the Cadillac Lyriq in the luxury marque’s lineup, the vehicle is expected to be the same size as the Cadillac XT4. However, a closer look at the exterior dimensions reveals that it will be larger.

The Optiq’s wheelbase measures 116.3 inches, allowing for an overall length of 181.1 inches. The vehicle will measure 75.3 inches wide and 64.7 inches high. That not only makes it longer than the XT4, but the Cadillac XT5 as well. Additionally, the Optiq will be 0.2 inches longer and 0.4 inches wider than the XT5.

See the table below for a comparison of the dimensions of the Cadillac Optiq with the XT4, XT5 and Lyriq.

The upcoming Cadillac Optiq in the brand’s crossover portfolio – Exterior Dimensions
XT4 XT5 Optiq Lyrics
Wheelbase (in./mm) 109.4 / 2780 112.5 / 2857 116.3 / 2954 121.8 / 3094
Length (in./mm) 181.1 / 4600 189.6 / 4815 189.8 / 4822 196.7 / 4996
Width (in./mm) 74.1/1880 74.9/1903 75.3/1912 77.8/1976
Height (in./mm) 64.1/1630 65.9 / 1675 64.7/1644 63.9/1623

What’s really interesting about the Cadillac Optiq is that its size suggests room for another crossover EV to fit underneath. While it’s unclear what this particular vehicle is, considering that Cadillac filed for trademark names like the Vistiq and Ascendiq, this as-yet-unknown compact model may have one of these nameplates.

As a reminder, Cadillac Optiq will use a variant of the luxury marque’s BEV3 platform, which currently underpins its big brother, the Lyriq, as well as the upcoming Celestiq sedan. The Optiq will feature a single rear axle-mounted Ultium Drive motor offering two power output options, including 150 kW (201 horsepower) or 180 kW (241 horsepower).

The Cadillac Optiq is expected to make its global debut in the second half of calendar year 2023. This model will be manufactured in North America and China.

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