The Cadillac Lyriq is destined to open the door to the brand’s all-electric product portfolio as the very-first all-electric Cadillac model out the gates. As such, this battery-powered luxury crossover will need to be several layers deep, mixing the traditional opulence and grandeur expected of a Cadillac, with the innovation and technology expected of a future-leaning EV. Now, these layers are highlighted in the following brief video.
Clocking in at just two minutes, 44 seconds, the video looks at a few of the most noteworthy features that add depth to the vehicle, starting with the interior.
As expected of a high-end luxury machine, the Cadillac Lyriq is replete with attention to detail with regard to fit, finish, surfacing, and materials. The overarching design uses uninterrupted lines and a simplified layout, while the contrast between cool and warm coloring adds even more depth.
A generous layer of technology is then laid on top of this handsome design approach, providing, as Cadillac calls it, a “layer of discovery.” For example, the door panels have a textured application that is illuminated from behind, which is also a feature that’s carried over to the speakers.
The cabin space is adorned by multiple Cadillac crest badges, as well as merlettes, which were added as a sort of easter egg giving a hat tip to the Cadillac logo and Caddy’s tradition.
The metal surrounds for the 33-inch LED screen perched on top of the dash also comes with a textured finish that is repeated in the multifunctional controller in the center console.
The exterior is also draped in new touches and design cues. For example, the Cadillac crest on the nose lights up in a monochromatic fashion, as GM Authority reportedly previously. The result of this is a look that mixes new and old, harkening back to Cadillac’s tradition, while still giving a nod to Cadillac’s future.
As a reminder, production for the Cadillac Lyriq is expected to take place at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant in Michigan, starting late in 2022 for the 2023 model year.