2023 Cadillac Lyriq To Offer These Two Wheel Options36
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.
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Congratulations on the upcoming electric Lyriq, but Cadillac motor cars need to have the availability of beautiful large 4 door classic sedans to be represent the brand on the world stage as the Standard for the World ! You can , You must, and I know You are the great Standard of the World ! Thank you, Dr. M Donald Hayes ( PS Have been your great elelgant sedans since 1985 ! )
How many CT6s did you buy?
I just don’t understand why 22″ wheels are needed on anything other than full size trucks and SUV’s. I wouldn’t be surprised if it comes equipped with run flats or an electric air pump instead of a sav-a-spare? My SS Camaro 20″ run flats ride very hard, not complaining it is a sport cars, but this Cadillac is all about luxury, comfort and quietness as what a Cadillac should be.
Larger wheels are an option for esthetics, many think they look better, and to me some do, but in an EV you have to calculate the sacrifice in range also before choosing large wheels.
You do know that run flat tires are only good for 50 miles, then begin to degrade. They are only intended to get you to a new tire replacement, not to drive on for several hundred miles. I actually had to use one on my CT6 Platinum to get to the nearest Cadillac dealer because Cadillac Roadside Assistance ends at 7:30….Rather, I used my AAA Platinum , and flatbeded my CT6, with the space saver, from Maryland I270 to Lindsay Cadillac in Alexandria, Va. my dealer, and received a new tire….free. I’m still waiting for the apology from CRA….The lesson here is,…even if you have a new Cadillac, you still need to have an AAA Platinum membership………….
Based on Cadillac’s website, I don’t think the upgrade to the 22s will be that pricey. The first vehicle image on the Lryiq’s web page says “As Shown: $60,345” and includes these wheels on that vehicle.
UHHHHH! Have you priced 22″ tires lately?
I think their point was on the Lyriq website they show a picture with the 22″ wheels and it’s priced at $60,345 (as shown). If the base price is $58,795 as stated on the website then the 22″ wheels can’t be more than $1,550 an option. There doesn’t appear to be a lot of options on the Lyriq at least initially. It’s probably one way GM going to keep the cost low – two colors and two-wheel options. This is similar to the Hummer as well. They are almost all the same minus motor, battery, and color combinations. For the first addition for the Hummer EV they are all the same.
Cadillac has gone down the drain compared to the competition GM management stinks look at what has happened to there volume starting holding Barra accountable
When clowns like you make an emotional post like this, I am not sure what to say. First, do you know what a corporate CEO’s job is? Barra does not design or engineer the products, all those decisions happen well down the line from her. Mary Barra overseas the corporate vision, and communicates to the board of directors. Mark Reuss is in charge of the products, and for Cadillac, they were starved of great products at different times, and GM’s focus on the brand has not been stellar in the past, however this movement to EV’s will be huge for Cadillac, and it seems GM now has clear vision for the brand. BTW, Barra has increased GM investors value 50% so far this year (all time high), I would say accountability for her would be some kind of bonus? GM is after all a business, and being profitable, and increasing investor value is the goal of most businesses. Your comment that Cadillac has gone down the drain, is just wrong, while they have lost market share in the USA, they have picked up market share in China, which is Cadillacs biggest market. Let’s give this EV thing a few years to play out, I see Lyriq selling well, and the EV Escalade will be here in a couple years, that will be a huge hit. GM has a clear vision for Cadillac for the first time in a while, now I think the fun is just beginning.
Sorry – your reply is an apologists letter for Bara’s incompetence. She is responsible – whether she takes an active role or not in certain departments is her call. I would venture a guess, due to her gender first (cue the leftist sexist remarks) she is probably one of the lest who came into the position knowing about cars – it’s history, design, and passion. Then again GM had a slew of males before here who were just as incompetent as well – cue the sunglasses hut GM fellow and a few other head where cars were no more than an appiance and an poor one at that.
Everything I see says that it is a rear wheel drive with a sport option later for all wheel drive. Seems strange that since most of the GM/Cadillac line in this range is front wheel or optional all wheel. I haven’t owned a rear wheel drive since the early 1980’s and being in the snow belt, i appreciate front and all wheel drive.
I also agree with Dr. M Donald Hayes about a luxury sedan (not a $200K Celestiq). Trust me the CT4/5 are not “luxury” sedans as they ride terribly and have room for 2 people comfortably. Come on GM/Cadillac pull your heads out of you a$$ and focus on the American market, not just China. Seems sedans do very well there and would here if they were offered. Oh, I forgot EVERYBODY in the states wants a pickup, SUV, CUV or minivan…not!
I guess I’ll have to look else where for a full sized luxury sedan when I trade my loaded 2020 Cadillac CT6 Premium Luxury. I have had 2 CT6’s, an XTS, Deville, DHS & DTS since 2000 and before that it was full size Oldsmobile’s. Too bad GM has lost so many of its customer base by bad decisions.
Cadillac is not trying to be a soft riding tuna boat builder anymore, they are trying to build sporty, fun luxury vehicles that perform well in a wide range of situations. I have driven CT5, thought it drives nicely and is comfortable… You want harsh riding, try a Tesla Model 3 or Y, when I first got my Y, I had to check my teeth after hitting bumps in the road to make sure they are all still there. CT4 and CT5 are competing against BMW 3-4, and Audi A3 and A4, and stack up well in that segment. You don’t like it, don’t buy it, thats ok, but look at the market and tell me what is selling, when you make a comment filled with emotion, and light on facts. Interestingly, you sound like an old timer (I am 50) , and yes GM is trying to reposition Cadillac to a younger crowd as that is what is best for their future. As for your snow comment, EV’s with RWD do ok in the snow, but if you get too much snow too often, AWD is a better option, 2nd year Lyriq will have AWD.
I don’t give a rats ass about SUV’s and a 1st, 2nd, or third year Lyriq. Obviously you have never rode in, or driven, a CT6 Platinum. It is NOT a soft ride tuna boat. It is, however, a world class luxury sedan sedan , built on a world class chassis, with AWD, and AWS, and three suspension settings. It also has reclining, heated, and cooled rear seats. Try getting all that in an SUV. Also, try taking a right, or left hander, at 70 mph in an SUV without having all the passengers roll to one side. I can in my CT6 in Sport mode….,
But here’s the final test. Throw a bag of garbage in the back of your SUV and let me know if you can smell it after a week. You won’t in a CT6, because the TRUNK is not IN the car, like an SUV. You always need to rethink what you put in the back of your $100,000 luxury SUV, because if your not careful, it can spread to the entire vehicle.
A friend of mine who has a $105,000 Escalade Platinum is still trying, several months later, to find the last of that Spring Weed & Feed, that his 16 yr. old ripped open when he “slid the bag in the back along with four others…….
I am, however, looking forward to my new Cadillac Celestiq!
Actually I have driven a CT6-V Blackwing, and I tried to buy it to store away as a collector. It is a wonderful car, how many did they sell again? Thanks for reinforcing my point for me. The broader public has lost interest in sedans, Lyriq will likely sell more USA units for GM in the first full year of production than all the CT6 variants in the production run. Thanks to CT6 for testing some of GM’s latest advances in electronics and chassis building, but the market just went away from sedans. Sorry Grumpy… I cannot control the market, and chasing an old (dying) market is what got GM in trouble before, I am glad to see the new management knows when to hold them, and when to fold them…
Grumpy……you dare to call me grumpy. I reinforced No point for you. The CHEAP vehicle will always sell more than the better built, more expensive one. The fact that you wanted a CT6 proves my point. If you weren’t such a cheap ass, you would have had one. I bought a 2020 CT6-V after they were all sold. It all depends on who you know, and who to call. Of course, being a stockholder in GM , and knowing the right people does help. Sheep, like you, will always be sheep, and they will buy the cheap stuff. Remember stupid, nothing lasts forever, not even trucks……………
Oh Grumpy, all the way down to insulting me personally? Isn’t that grand, Sorry but I am not going to go down the my — is bigger then your — rabbit hole with you, but well, I can tell you with certainty I have GM executives ear when I make suggestions. Also if you are as well connected as you claim to be you would have seen the upcoming EV Escalade, and Celestiq already, I have!
Now, as for the CT6, sorry, price alone is not the reason that car was a sales and profitability failure. Had they brought that car out as an EV, we would be having a different conversation. CT6 failed not because it is a bad car, it is one of the best GM has ever built, but because it launched into a market that is crowded with players, but consumers have been abandoning. The world is changing, people, especially people with higher education, and a larger portion of the economy are becoming more environmentally conscious, raising interest in EV’s, and once the typical person drives an EV they are not going back to internal combustion without kicking and screaming. It’s just not a compatible experience, even with the best ICE engines. This is why Tesla is growing like an out of control weed, and now sells more cars in the USA than the entire Cadillac brand even though Tesla is not perfect by any measure. If GM management does not pay attention to a changing buyer demographic, they better put in for the next bail out now. Keep building losers like CT-6 and GM will be back in Congress looking for money. GM management sees the writing on the walls, and is now making moves that will set the company up for success the next 20+ years.
Go test drive a Tesla or E-Tron or Taycan (or best all 3) so you actually know what you are talking about on Ev’s and not just a grumpy old babbling head that is spouting decade old fake news.
Donavan I worked for a huge dealer that sold every model EV and Hybrid. Drove them all, even Tesla’s. Other then the torquey feel they were about as exciting to drive as having root canal. We also sold highline cars. When I started a Tesla, no one cares. If I started a Hellcat, everyone in the sales office comes out all giddy and goose bumpy. I had a older man come in that owns many sports cars, because he is rich. He was all excited and told me, Paul I am so excited today because I have been planning to buy a Tesla for a while and now I am ready. He was like a little kid. We were on the drive and he was silent. We got about a mile down the road, and he says I am going back to the dealer, I am just not feeling it. He left really disappointed and I did not sell a car that day.
The deal is Cadillac is using a number of GM FWD/AWD corporate platforms.
In other words they are just restyled Chevys or Buick’s. The XT6 is just my Acadia with different trim and a higher price.
With the EV platforms they will still share some things but they can be configured in specific ways to set the divisions farther apart.
This will afford Cadillac the ability to make their products more Cadillac vs just corporate clones.
I live in the snow belt of Lake Erie and we get around just fine in RWD just as people have for over 100 years.
The CUV deal is that is what is selling and spending billions to develop more sedans that languish in sales to the few is not a way for stability of a division.
Now if these EV CUV work and pay the bills it pave the way to more chances at sedans in limited numbers as the EV platform will afford that to be possible.
I am sorry to break the news but the CUV thing is not just American or GM it is a global trend as the CUV is the fastest growing segment even in Europe now.
Just the way it is. Either adapt or be miserable.
GM post bail out has had to resize and focus on where the money is. Trying to be al, things to all people is not sustainable any longer. This is what drove them to going broke.
Today you need to focus on the core products and get it right not try to do it all half a$$ and go broke again.
C8.R You sound like GM is the only company to share platforms. They all do it.
Paul I am well aware other do but some mfgs manage it better than others.
Case in point. GM tries to make a Cadillac luxury car with bits and parts used by Chevy. That is not good for exclusive image or marketing. While Benz and BMW build luxury cars sharing nothing with pick up trucks or value leaders auto lines.
GM has done better than most but still it sends a bad image for the luxury brand to overcome.
Ford has done much worse with Lincoln.
Back in the day little was shared between Chevy and Cadillac. When you got a Cadillac you got a full experience and material designed Cadillac.
In the Future they will share batteries and motors but they can be configured in much different ways and adapted much differently to deliver a specific unique experience.
How about a new Cadillac CT6 or equivalent with a PHEV version that could go 50 miles or so for around town use, but can be useable for a long trip as well. Either that or talk to me again when Biden has convinced the Congress to put in charging stations every 50 miles or so on the interstates. Even better, put in charging stations with a restroom and a coffee machine next to them so if I have to spend 20 minutes there at least I am not bored and staring at the charger. The Lyriq looks like a great car to take a long trip in, but not in 2022 America. Detroit to Atlanta: 12 hours by gasoline powered car and what- 2 days in an electric Lyriq?
GM will not build any hybrids or Plug in hybrids. Go with Ford if yoi want a PHEV. And for a trip from Detroit to Atlanta, who is so stupid to drive that far? Take a plane!
The CT6 was offered in a PHEV version. NO ONE bought it.
There are 2 NEW, UNSOLD 2018 CT6 hybrids at dealer near me. 3 years sitting on the lot, discounted generously.
GM needs to rework that back end in my humble opinion. The lights seem to be going in to many directions. The car flows so nicely until you look at it from the rear end which seems to be just kinda stuck on.
I am sure you are not the only person with that opinion, however I think GM will find buyers for all of the Lyriq’s they can build without redesigning the back, and in a few years you might say, wow, that looks nice?
Actually the Zora will be a form of a Hybrid but in non sports cars no hybrids are expected. Hybrids are more geared for companies lagging behind in EV tech.