“Some of those ICE vehicles that are scheduled to drop away in that ’25, ’26, ’27 time period, we might actually see them … extending their lives a little bit longer,” said Stephanie Brinley, principal automotive analyst at S&P Global Mobility. “The timing is so fluid.”
The cadence of Cadillac’s EV launches and internal combustion demise will depend on a variety of factors, said Jeff Schuster, president of global forecasting at LMC Automotive, such as the economy at launch time, infrastructure, battery availability and pricing.
“They can adjust any kind of build out and ramp up accordingly,” he said.
Cadillac will give its EVs names ending in “iq,” as introduced this year on the Lyriq. The Celestiq sedan is slated to go on sale next year, followed by electric crossovers and sedans from 2024 through 2026. The electric Escalade is expected to be called the Escalade IQ. Cadillac has trademarked the names Optiq, Symboliq, Ascendiq, Lumistiq and Vistiq.
Escalade IQ/IQL: Electric versions of the Escalade (to be called the IQ) and Escalade ESV (IQL) SUVs are expected in 2024 and 2025, respectively. They likely will be built at Factory Zero in Detroit.
Large electric crossover: A large electric crossover will launch in 2024. It is expected to be built at Spring Hill Assembly in Tennessee, alongside the Lyriq.
Lyriq: A freshen of the new midsize electric crossover, Cadillac’s first EV, is expected in late 2025. The update likely will center on software and feature changes. Most dealers began taking deliveries this summer. Cadillac opened the order banks for the 2024 Lyriq last month after the 2023 debut model sold out.
Compact electric crossover: Cadillac is expected to launch an electric crossover, similar in size to the XT4, in late 2024. It will be built at Ramos Arizpe Assembly in Mexico.