The likely assumption is that the Ascendiq will be an SUV of some size. Sometimes, the name itself gives us a clue, so could Ascendiq stand for ‘ascend’ and perhaps hint the arrival of a raised, off-road-focused SUV or truck? It’s possible, especially with luxurious options like the Rivian R1T now in the picture. Then again, General Motors showed off a sketch of a sleek sedan a couple of months back, so there’s no telling exactly what the Ascendiq name could refer to.
When we asked Cadillac about last week’s trademarks, they wouldn’t confirm if those names would actually be used on future models. However, with the company wanting to be an EV-only brand by 2030, we think it’s likely that most, if not all, of these names will find their way onto future Caddy models.