Lyriq and Escalade IQ: The Middle Spot
Following swiftly on the heels of the Optiq, Cadillac has launched their 2026 Vistiq EV, a SUV that falls between the Lyriq and the highest range Escalade IQ.
Glamorously dressed in an exquisite Opulent Blue Metallic hue, the Vistiq expresses the strong frontal presentation a la electrically driven Cadillacs, characterized by its tall headlights, slender daylight running lights, and a notable front grille with striping. At the posterior, the split tail shines brightly with distinctive L-shaped lighting that adorns the windowpane border.
Altogether, it’s quite an alluring creation with subtle nods to the Cadillac of old incorporated within its modern, electric facelift. Looking much sleeker than the Lyriq, it manages to escape the ostentatious façade of the Escalade IQ.
It ought to be sensible as well, with an arrangement of three rows of seats. Lacking a combustion engine and the annoying transmission tunnel, we anticipate the inside to be notably ample.
Unfortunately, Cadillac has yet to divulge any technical information concerning the Vistiq, however, it is reasonable to assume that its sophisticated Ultium framework shall be at its heart. The apparent electric variation of the Cadillac XT6 leads one to anticipate a Chevy Traverse EV exhibiting comparable measurements in the quite near future.
No battery, range, or performance data has been shared as yet. Nevertheless, it is believed that the Vistiq will have a similar level of acceleration and driving range to the Lyriq. If you take a closer look at the tailgate, you’ll notice a “600E4” badge, which implies that the Vistiq will be equipped with all-wheel drive and output of 500 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque.
In terms of battery capacity, we anticipate that the three-row crossover will fall short of the Escalade IQ’s 450 miles range, but should nevertheless exceed Lyriq’s 300+ miles. A good estimate for it would be 375 miles.
“Vistiq reinforces Cadillac’s commitment to an electric future by adding another alluring EV to its lineup. Our brand now has an EV option in almost every luxury segment, giving customers a variety of choices, and Cadillac’s EVs will cover the majority of luxury SUV segments across important international markets in the next two years,” declared John Roth, vice president of Global Cadillac.
GM’s topnotch make has declared extra data concerning the Cadillac hybrid, including characteristics and valuing, will be declared in 2024. We expect the Vistiq will cost close to $75,000, with the most luxurious models surpassing the $90,000 mark.
As a 2026 rendition, anticipating an official introduction to come to fruition towards the end of 2021 appears appearly plausible, with the initial examples being circulated to merchants in 2024. Ought the European elite automobile manufactures be alarmed? Considering Cadillac’s all-electric invasion, we most certainly feel that they should.