Here’s the first look at the Cadillac Vistiq EV SUV
The new Cadillac Vistiq EV SUV, a spacious three-row SUV, completes Cadillac’s EV lineup and advances the company’s goal of being entirely electric by 2030. With room for seven passengers, the Vistiq is larger than the midsize Lyriq, which debuted in 2021, but smaller than the Escalade IQ that we saw earlier this year.
“VISTIQ adds another compelling EV to the Cadillac lineup, reinforcing our commitment to an electric future,” stated John Roth, the vice president of Global Cadillac. “Our brand now has an EV entry in most luxury segments, offering customers a range of choices, and Cadillac EVs will cover most luxury SUV segments across critical global markets in the next two years.”
The new Cadillac Vistiq EV SUV is obviously influenced by Celestiq and Lyriq, as evidenced by its “shield” front face, incredibly small horizontal headlamps, and prominent vertical lighting signatures on both the front and rear. The Vistiq is expected to utilize body-colored and black components, and luxury trim levels using more chrome.
According to reports, the Cadillac Vistiq will resemble the current XT6, which has dimensions of 198.9 x 77.3 x 68.9 inches (L x W x H) on a wheelbase of 112.7 inches. However, it’s possible that the new Vistiq will be slightly larger overall because it will have an extra few inches in the wheelbase. That would place the 2026 Vistiq full-size SUV in the marque’s expanding EV lineup between the entry-level 2025 Optiq and midsize 2024 Lyriq SUVs, and the full-size 2025 Escalade IQ SUV.
The GMC Hummer SUV, GMC Sierra Denali, Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks, and the remainder of the Cadillac EV series are all constructed on GM’s Ultium platform, which will also serve as the foundation for the Vistiq. The Vistiq’s range may lie in the middle between the 450-mile Escalade and the Lyriq’s 300-mile range.
Expect the Cadillac Vistiq EV SUV to launch in summer 2025.