Cadillac has recently filed to trademark the ‘Symboliq’ and ‘Optiq’ names with the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property.
The long-awaited Cadillac Lyriq is just around the corner and it will bring with it a new nomenclature for the brand where model names will end in ‘iq’. These new filings were made on July 22, 2020 and are listed for “motorized land vehicles, namely automobiles.”
GM Authority first uncovered the trademark filings. They include Optiq, Cadillac Optiq, Symboliq, and Cadillac Symboliq.
Not too long ago, the General Motors Sustainability Report confirmed that five Cadillac electric vehicles will launch between the 2021 and 2025 calendar years. The first two will be the Lyriq and the Celestiq. The other three will consist of a compact crossover similar in size to the XT4, a three-row crossover about the same of the XT6, and a full-size SUV that will be an electric version of the Escalade. It seems likely that the Optiq and Symboliq names will be used for two of these three crossovers/SUVs.
As for the Cadillac Lyriq, which is scheduled to be unveiled on August 6, it was recently confirmed that it will hit the market with a massive 33-inch widescreen that encompasses various vehicle functions, a digital gauge cluster, and the infotainment system into a single piece of glass with various touch surfaces.
No launch date has been given for the Cadillac Celestiq at this stage, but we know it will be a flagship sedan and could be offered with a battery pack of up to 200 kWh.