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2026 Cadillac Vistiq Announced As Upcoming Lincoln EV Rival

Lincoln is poised to launch multiple new all-electric models in the coming years that will be second-generation EVs riding on dedicated platforms, starting with the Lincoln Aviator EV, which is set to be built at the Oakville Assembly plant in Canada in 2025, rather than the Chicago Assembly plant, where the ICE version is currently produced. Ford CEO Jim Farley is adamant that these future EVs will be superior to Cadillac’s growing all-electric lineup, which already includes the Lyriq and will soon add the IQ Escalade, too. Now, that lineup continues to expand, as Lincoln’s cross-town rival just revealed the all-new 2026 Cadillac Vistiq.

The 2026 Cadillac Vistiq continues the brand’s use of the “iq” suffix in its all-electric crossover lineup, and in this case, will slot in between the Lyriq and IQ Escalade, though GM hasn’t yet released any dimensions for the new model. In fact, Cadillac didn’t really reveal much of any information related to the Vistiq whatsoever, other than a few images of the new three-row EV crossover, though it did promise to provide more details at some point next year.

We can see from the photos that the Vistiq here sports a “600E4” badge on the tailgate, which could suggest that it shares a powertrain with the Lyriq 600E4 – an all-wheel drive model with dual electric motors churning out 500 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. Otherwise, details pertaining the to Vistiq remain scant for the time being.

“Vistiq adds another compelling EV to the Cadillac lineup, reinforcing our commitment to an electric future,” said John Roth, 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.”

We’ll have more on what Ford and Lincoln’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Lincoln news and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. LB

    I always found it very strange how Ford didn’t insist on a design theme similar to that of Cadillac for Lincoln as it resembles a line influenced by the first generation Fusion… only now is Lincoln having a bold design with the Nautillus… but the Cadillac grille matches the rest better!
    That might be why Lincoln doesn’t sell as much as Cadillac!

  2. Mackie

    Roofline looks 100% Lincoln Aviator


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