Cadillac’s new Optiq EV starts at $54,000

General Motors is releasing the 2025 Cadillac Optiq, an affordable electric car that starts at $54,000.

Cadillac already has three electric cars: the $59,000 Lyriq middle crossover, the $300,000+ custom Celestiq sedan, and-

the upcoming $130,000 Escalade IQ SUV. This small crossover will be their fourth electric car. Keep in mind that the-

price does not include any possible EV benefits, such as federal tax credits of up to $7,500.

According to John Roth, vice president of Cadillac, the brand is committed to new ideas.

He said, "Optiq exemplifies our bold, innovative spirit as we move into the EV future."

The Optiq will go on sale later this year in places like North America, China, and Europe.

It will make its appearance at Cadillac's new store in Paris.

Automakers are trying to make EVs more cheap because sales have been slower than expected.

The Optiq wants to draw more people. GM is also making a smart move by getting back into the-

European market and getting back on track in China after recent drops.

The Optiq has a sleek look with black grills, vertical and horizontal lights, and a big 33-inch LED screen inside.

GM's Super Cruise hands-free driving assistance technology is used in it.

The Optiq comes in two trim levels, Luxury and Sport. It has an 85-kilowatt-hour battery pack and a dual motor all-wheel drive system-

that gives it about 300 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. The car can go about 300 miles on a single charge.

It can gain about 79 miles of range in just 10 minutes with a DC fast charger. GM's Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico is where the Optiq will be made.