As we live and breathe, we’re five days away from the Cadillac Lyriq reveal. And while we’ve already compiled a rather solid amount of information about Cadillac’s upcoming EV, we still don’t really know what state the vehicle we’ll see next week will be. Luckily, GM Authority has the inside scoop.
The Cadillac Lyriq that will be revealed this Thursday will be a “show car” that is “mostly production-intent,” Phil Dauchy, Cadillac head of global brand strategy, told GM Authority in a recent interview. In fact, what Cadillac will show on Thursday is what it was planning on showing back in April, until the COVID-19 outbreak put a pause on those plans.
Dauchy also said that the Cadillac Lyriq will introduce a new suite of technologies, large displays, Super Cruise, and other advancements. Additionally, the Lyriq show car will also preview several forward-looking technologies that won’t be ready at the start of production, but that are on the horizon over the next few years. Unfortunately, Dauchy wouldn’t specify what those futuristic technologies will be, but we should have a better idea at the time of the Cadillac Lyriq reveal.
The Cadillac Lyriq will be Cadillac’s first fully electric vehicle. Riding on the new GM BEV3 platform, the Lyriq will be a crossover positioned between the Cadillac XT5 and XT6, from a size standpoint. Driving range is expected to exceed the 300-mile mark. We also know that it will feature a very large display spanning 33 inches. The screen will make up the gauge cluster as well as the center infotainment screen, similar to the OLED unit found the all-new 2021 Cadillac Escalade. Launch is expected to take place in 2022 as a 2023 model-year vehicle in the United States.
The Cadillac Lyriq reveal will take place during an online live stream that will start at 7 p.m. ET on August 6th, 2020. Stay glued to GM Authority, as we will be on hand to provide live coverage of the unveiling of the Lyriq “show car.” And don’t forget to subscribe to GM Authority for all the latest Cadillac Lyriq news, Cadillac news, and around-the-clock General Motors news coverage.