Cadillac Lyriq EV Crossover To Arrive In Q1 Of 202229
The Cadillac Lyriq show car dropped cover in August as a preview of the luxury brand’s all-electric future. With the forthcoming launch of the production-spec Lyriq, Cadillac will take its first steps in introducing a long line of new all-electric vehicles, coinciding with GM’s movement towards an EV-centric future. Now, General Motors has confirmed that the Lyriq will arrive in the first quarter of 2022 in the U.S. market, an impressive nine months ahead of schedule. The Lyriq was previously slated for a launch late in 2022.
In a recent press release, GM outlines how the Cadillac Lyriq program was accelerated, while also indicating that “other vehicles” set to be revealed at a later date were also accelerated.
The hastened time-to-market is attributed to the “modular and highly flexible qualities of the Ultium system, along with engineering advances in battery technology, use of virtual development tools and lessons learned during the Hummer EV development process,” per the recent press release.
“The 2022 GMC Hummer EV’s development time of 26 months – down from about 50 months – is now the benchmark,” General Motors states.
General Motors also confirmed it has 30 new global EV launches planned through the 2025 calendar year.
The automaker has earmarked more than $27 billion for its new EV and AV (autonomous vehicle) products, outpacing internal combustion (gas and diesel) investments. GM says it anticipates advances in its Ultium battery technology to provide upwards of 450 miles per charge.
“Climate change is real, and we want to be part of the solution by putting everyone in an electric vehicle,” said GM CEO Mary Barra. “We are transitioning to an all-electric portfolio from a position of strength and we’re focused on growth. We can accelerate our EV plans because we are rapidly building a competitive advantage in batteries, software, vehicle integration, manufacturing and customer experience.”
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Wow. That’s quiet a Pull-Ahead.
I would prefer Q4 of 2021 but nonetheless i take 2022 Q1, it’s better than no hurry. By they way that rear-end look of Lyriq is very sick. I have not seen it from this angle before.
Folks thought GM was digging themselves into a hole.
Turns out that “hole” is a Missile Silo…
gm must be expecting a bigly EV stimulus from biden.
No, they see Tesla is worth over $500 billion, when GM is worth only about 1/10 of that, and are trying to get even a portion of those investors to look their way.
Tesla isn’t worth $500 billion, they are valued at $500 billion. Very different numbers. Tesla is a Wall Street darling. Investors need something to put their money into.
Tesla investors wont care what GM does…..
I believe it is when BMW IX SUV was announced last week for a production early date of 2022 .Cadillac was way behind on production date. This forced GM to focus on the Lyriq SUV to come out earlier. I was scratching my head on why the expensive Hummer was launching a whole year before the Cadillac when they will share the same technology.
From interviews I was always under the impression that it was 2022 model year more than the physical year. Putting production right in line with the hummer really.
Looks too much like the 2020 Chevrolet Equinox.
It looks nothing like anything else produced by General Motors (or anyone else for that matter).
Probably because this is a new design entirely, including new powertrains and a new chassis. And it’s a brilliant one at that.
I was a skeptic when GM says they are investing into EVs to this degree. They might actually pull this transition off successfully by 2030 or so.
I think BEVs, as designed by GM anyway, allow for a great deal more leaway for the designer. Almost liberating. The powertrain dictates much less of the shape and proportions. The whole pro and con around the RWD/ FWD thing is now moot. For RWD, there is no more transmission and driveline to intrude into the cabin. No exhaust pipe either. This means more room in a vehicle of a given size. No more squeezed dash- axle ratio and long front overhang of FWD platforms. This is truly a paradigm shift.
Also, I think the Lyric is the first clean sheet production design Cadillac developed entirely under the direction of Mike Simcoe since he became Design Head for GM 4 years ago.
I very often read your comments and ask myself why you bother even being on this site. Purely to troll, surely.
I see him/her as “Comedy Relief”.
Sometimes I wonder if “He” isn’t actually one of the Management of this site. His comments are great traffic builders.
I’m very glad that the Cadillac Lyriq will arrive in 2022 instead of 2023, Cadillac did an Awesome job on the Cadillac Lyriq, it defines American Luxury! GM has a great future ahead of them!
@Omegatalon, How does this look like an Equinox?
GM finally realized what the rest of the World already knows…BEV’s are the Future.
Glad GM is being proactive and not standing still to allow VW to leapfrog them.
Tesla is the Apple of the Market so GM better grab that highly coveted second spot aka Google.
I love the way the Lyriq looks. Wonder how much or little the production headlights will look.
I think GM may becoming myopic in their thinking. BEVs are only one way to reduce Co2s. Carbon capture technology is being worked on as well as continued advancements in ICE technology. Who ever thought a 4-banger would be powering a Silverado?
Ultimately, it will be the consumer who decides how far EVs go. Until EVs cost no more then similar ICE vehicles, charging stations are as readily available as gas pumps, and it takes no longer to charge an EV than a traditional ICE vehicle, ICE vehicles will be with us for decades to come.
Google is far and away the world wide market leader. Apple was first, has a very high brand image, and then Google came in and brought affordable smart phones to the masses. If GM becomes the Google of cars they’ll be killing it.
Sadly GM greed will get in the way and everything EV will be over priced just like they will be over hyped…
What are you on about?
Already reported to start below $60 grand.
As everyone knows Apple is not the leader as far as sales are concerned. Apple is the leader in peoples minds. That is what Tesla has solidified. Apple can pretty much name their Price for each item they make and they sell every single one of them.
So when I say GM needs to grab that Google spot it means selling the most. It is a race between VW and GM right now.
VW EV Budget is crazy compared to GM. VW is spending 90 billion to 177 billion in 5 years. GM budget is only 27 billion. They should bring out more EV’s faster with that budget.
VW just got in the game a couple years ago after getting caught with cheating Diesels. They had a lot more ground to cover in a shorter time than GM.
You have to look at all the facts involved here. GM has been working on this stuff for 30 years. It just was never priced to where they could move forward with it.
Just more smoke and mirrors from Barra.
GM’s battery plant being built, Detroit-Hamtramck upgrades and Spring Hill announcement says differently,
It’s operation Warp Speed from GM’s first female commander. Save the climate(and the planet) fill up your EV with electricity from COAL fired power plants. Captain Janeway found a worm hole to get home in minutes instead of 80 years!
Lets get some things straight here.
EV cars once the batteries get cheaper will be cheaper to build, design and develop.
GM also has an edge as it is doing this all in house and can sell the tech or license it to other MFGs that can not foot the cost. Honda was only the first.
Coming regulations will make this happen like it or not too so you can fight it or you can invest and GM invested.
The market is wide open as only one real company in it. VW and GM have the edge in tech development and scale. They can do in months what has taken Tesla a decade.
ICE is still going to be in the game and people can migrate over as they like or as the regulation force.
EV will put GM back in Europe in a big way as they will need cars and few MFGs there can supply much.
For any MFG this is not about saving the planet but about making money. The hold up has been battery cost and tech and now we have made some major gains in lower cost and more range.
It is time for some to start to get their facts straight and understand that EV is part of the market and will continue to grow. I have gas in my veins but I know the truth and have learned to accept that changes are coming like it or not.
I’m very glad that the Cadillac Lyriq will launch in 2022 instead of 2023! I’m glad GM EV’s will come earlier than which was originally planned! I can’t wait to see the Cadillac Celestiq!
@Omegalaton, this looks nothing like an Equinox, why are you here then? Every time I read your comment it’s always negative about GM.