Early this 12 months, Cadillac World Vice President Rory Harvey stated the model would introduce three new EVs earlier than the tip of December. It is attainable that China simply unveiled one in every of them. As a part of China’s Ministry of Business and Data Know-how (MIIT) course of for getting automobiles to market there, the MIIT releases images and data for a public remark interval. CNEVpost observed one of many EVs not too long ago launched for public enter is the Cadillac Optiq. This compact crossover takes a reputation that dad or mum firm Basic Motors utilized to trademark within the U.S. a few years in the past, then deserted, then re-applied for simply this month. A search of the EU trademark workplace reveals GM utilized to order the title over there simply this month, on July 11.
If every part traces up as we count on, the Optiq will enter varied international markets underneath the Lyriq. It seems like a member of the household, the Lyriq’s defining traits downsized and barely redrawn for the size.
It sits on the identical BEV3 platform because the Chevrolet Equinox EV and Buick Electra twins. The Chinese language ministry info lists the Optiq as having the identical 116.3-inch wheelbase because the Equinox EV. Round the remainder of the automotive, the China-market Optiq stands 189.8 inches lengthy, 75.3 inches extensive, and 64.6 inches excessive. In comparison with the approaching Equinox EV, the Cadillac’s roof sits an inch increased, the opposite dimensions are lower than an inch aside. In comparison with our Lyriq, the Optiq is about seven inches shorter, 2.5 inches narrower, however once more, its roof sits almost an inch increased. The compact CUV weighs 4,850 kilos and maxes out at 112 miles per hour.
The positioning CNEVpost reported there have been two Optiq trims listed, separated by a tenth of an inch in roof top. Each include a single Ultium electrical motor turning one of many axles. one motor produces 201 horsepower, the opposite 241 horsepower. In our market, the extra highly effective motor is used on the rear axle of AWD variants. We do not know what the setup can be in China, however we might count on an AWD model for U.S. consumption. Battery capability wasn’t disclosed.
The Optiq is anticipated to launch in China within the latter half of this 12 months. We’ll be searching for it on our radar on the similar time.