The Cadillac Lyriq battery-electric crossover is poised to make its official debut during an online live stream that will kick off at 7:00 P.M. ET Thursday – and you can watch the entire thing right here on GM Authority.
The Cadillac Lyriq, which is Cadillac’s first-ever EV, will make its debut in concept form, although the concept will be largely representative of the finished production vehicle. Following its debut, the crossover is expected to enter production at the GM Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in Michigan before going on sale sometime in 2022 as a 2023 model year vehicle.
GM has saved most official information on the Cadillac Lyriq for tonight’s debut, but we do know the crossover will ride on the new GM BEV3 platform and will be positioned between the Cadillac XT5 and XT6 with regard to size. Using GM’s new Ultium battery tech, the real-world range is expected to be in excess of 300 miles. We also know it will feature a large 33-inch widescreen OLED display screen, which will serve as both the driver’s display and the central infotainment screen – similar to the screen in the new 2021 Cadillac Escalade.
In addition, the Cadillac Lyriq will feature GM’s Super Cruise hands-free driving technology and is expected to introduce other new safety and entertainment technologies as well.
GM has also released a number of teaser images showing aspects of the Cadillac Lyriq concept’s exterior. We already have a good idea of what the vehicle’s front and rear fasciae will look like and GM has released an image showing the shape of its silhouette from the side, too. We also know it will feature a unique charge door that consists of almost the entire front right quarter panel – a design that negates the need for a clunky-looking circular or square charge door port. Stills of the interior have been circulating online in recent months, as well, revealing the dashboard, center console design and more.
The Cadillac Lyriq debut stream embedded below will go live at 7:00 p.m. ET.
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