The 2026 Cadillac Vistiq Electric SUV Is The Brand’s Future Family Car

vistiq front
vistiq front

And then there were five.

Cadillac unveiled the 2026 Vistiq three-row electric SUV on Thursday, confirming that it will have at least five electric vehicles on sale within the next two years.

The new model will park in between the Lyriq and upcoming Escalade IQ in the brand’s lineup when it arrives in showrooms, likely during the 2025 calendar year.

“Vistiq adds another compelling EV to the Cadillac lineup, reinforcing our commitment to an electric future,” John Roth, vice president of Global Cadillac, said in a press release.

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“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.”

Technical specifications for the Vistiq weren’t revealed, but it looks to be roughly the size of today’s XT6 and there’s a handy label on its tailgate that reveals the nature of its powertrain.

vistiq torque

It says 600E4, which in Cadillac-speak means it has an all-wheel-drive system with roughly 600 Newton-meters of torque. That is equal to 442 lb-ft.


It’s the same number that’s on the back of the Lyriq, which is actually rated for an even 450 lb-ft and 500 hp, suggesting they use the same version of GM’s Ultium electric vehicle platform.

Along with the Vistiq, Lyriq and Escalade IQ, Cadillac will be launching the Optiq compact SUV and $340,000 Celestiq ultra-luxury liftback next year.

That matches its current roster of internal combustion SUVs one to one, while it also sells the CT4 and CT5 sedans today.

Cadillac has set a goal to be an all-electric brand by 2030.

Along with the models above, GM has recently filed for trademarks on the Lumistiq and Ascendiq nameplates using the IQ nomenclature it has assigned to its electric vehicles, but it has not yet confirmed any additional models for the U.S.