The upcoming 2023 Cadillac Lyriq electric crossover will be available with only two wheel choices, GM Authority has learned.
The standard wheel for the Cadillac Lyriq will be the 20-inch split six-spoke alloy with Diamond Cut Dark Android finish and Gloss Black aero inserts. As an option, Cadillac will offer a 22-inch dynamic split spoke reverse rim alloy with Polished Gloss Black finish.
Both wheels have an eccentric design in which the spokes do not appear to emerge directly from the center of the wheel.
The limited range of wheels follows the GM luxury brand’s policy of limiting the options for its first electric vehicle. For example, there will be only two exterior colors – Satin Steel Metallic and Stellar Black Metallic. Similarly, the choice of interior colorways will consist of only of Sky Cool Gray and Noir.
The Cadillac Lyriq made its world debut this week at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show. It will be priced to start at $59,990 in the United States when it goes on sale in early 2022, and has a claimed range of 300 miles. The possibility of a high-performance variant, similar to the V-Series and Blackwing versions of the 2022 Cadillac CT4 and 2022 Cadillac CT5 luxury sedans, was not confirmed by Vice President of Global Cadillac, Rory Harvey, during a recent media presentation, but nor was it denied.
“The way that I would respond to that is that if you look to Cadillac in the past, having sporty variants has been part of our heritage and we understand that there is a need and a desire and that is something that we’re looking at and evaluating looking forward,” Harvey said.
The Cadillac Lyriq rides on the EV-specific GM BEV3 platform, and has a GM Ultium powertrain with a 100-kWh battery pack and a permanent magnet electric motor driving the rear wheels. The motor is rated at 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. Cadillac has yet to provide an official top speed or 0-60 mph time.