In early April, General Motors announced that the Cadillac Lyriq would make its public debut this month in China. The automaker just revealed the Cadillac Lyriq show car at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, marking the first time the all-electric crossover has been shown to the general public since its global debut back in August 2020.
The Cadillac Lyriq is GM’s first global EV, and aside from the North American and Chinese markets, it has the potential to reach other regions such as Europe and the Middle East. With the Lyriq, Cadillac becomes the spearhead of the manufacturer’s zero-zero-zero vision, leading the implementation of advanced technologies such as the Ultium EV architecture, the Vehicle Intelligence Platform (VIP), Super Cruise and more.
“Cadillac has been pushing the boundaries of innovation for the past 119 years,” said Executive Vice President of SAIC-GM, Sam Basile, in a statement. “Today we are laying the groundwork for a better future by reimagining the interaction between user and vehicle. The LYRIQ marks the beginning of a new chapter for the brand – one that is all-electric and redefines the luxury EV experience,” he added.
By integrating the most advanced EV powertrain technologies available as well as state-of-the-art connectivity, the Cadillac Lyriq is without question the most sophisticated vehicle in the brand’s contemporary history. Cadillac says the all-electric midsize crossover will soon enter production, and will retain almost all of the show car’s impressive features.
As such, the production version of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will debut the brand’s new design language as well, giving Cadillac a new visual identity in this new era of mobility. The Lyriq will be the first Cadillac vehicle to hit the market with the new nomenclature and digital logo, highlighting the brand’s aggressive electrification strategy.
The Cadillac Lyriq show car will be displayed at the Cadillac booth in Hall 3 of Shanghai’s National Convention & Exhibition Center, where the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show is taking place from April 19th to the 28th. Cadillac will soon start accepting orders for the production version of the Lyriq in China, with deliveries starting in early 2022.