Cadillac Lyriq To Make Public Debut This Month In China27
Eight months after the world debut of the all-new Cadillac Lyriq show car, during a special broadcast on August 6, 2020 in Detroit, General Motors just announced that Cadillac‘s all-electric crossover will make its public debut this month at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, which is the largest automotive exhibition in the world. The automaker hopes to impress event attendees with the futuristic look of its first global EV.
This will be the first time the new Cadillac Lyriq will been shown to the public since its official reveal last year, which was made virtually from GM’s world headquarters due to limitations imposed by the spread of COVID-19. As such, the company will finally have the ability to measure the vehicle’s impact before the production version’s unveiling, which should maintain 80 to 85 percent of the show car’s appearance.
“We are pleased to give the public the opportunity to see the next chapter of Cadillac’s future in the amazing LYRIQ show car,” said Vice President of Cadillac in China, Felix Weller, in a press release. “Most of its features, including the new design and groundbreaking technologies, will appear on future models. But as exciting as its photos look, the LYRIQ is even more impressive when you see it in person,” he added.
The Cadillac Lyriq will be GM’s first crossover to use the new BEV3 electric vehicle platform and the automaker’s innovative Ultium battery system, configured as standard with rear-wheel drive and a single electric motor mounted at the rear of the vehicle. This composition allows it to offer a bold, forward-thinking design aesthetic, debuting the new design language of the brand’s upcoming EVs.
In addition, the Lyriq includes a host of advanced technologies such as a 33-inch curved LED display, an exclusive AKG Studio sound system, a dual-plane AR head-up display and Cadillac’s well-known Super Cruise driver assistance system. It will also debut a new infotainment system with a customizable user interface, specially designed to provide a flexible and high-tech experience.
The Cadillac Lyriq show car will be presented to the public for the first time at 2021 Auto Shanghai, which will take place from April 19th to the 28th in China’s largest city. The all-electric crossover will go into production in the first quarter of 2022, manufactured at the Cadillac Jinqiao and Spring Hill plants. It will be the first GM EV to be sold simultaneously in North America and China – the company’s most important markets.
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How much more disrespectful to America can Mary get?
China gave us the Covid and we are reciprocating by giving them the Lyriq.
How dare you say China gave it to us! You sir a racist! The disease was created by the swamp monster. Show some respect!
LOL. We got to repay them no?
Japan owns most of our debt so…..
Debt does not matter global reset is coming..
Thanks to the Soros Chosens.
Well this is not about respect or awarding China. This is about taking money out of their pockets and bringing it back here. They want American cars more than many Americans.
The way I see it even with the restrictions we have there the more money we remove from China the better.
Would you rather them spend their money on a Flungdung minivan or a Cadillac that were make money from?
If we don’t take their money the Germans will.
China basically owns and controls GM at this point. The Chinese government could order the money accumulated in GM’s bank accounts sent to China at ANY time and Mary would have to do it.
Same with IP, Onstar user info, etc. It’s over. Blame Democrats for allowing this to happen.
China is the largest fastest growing market in the world. China does not own GM. They only have half of the China division as they do with every other automaker building and selling in China.
While it sucks to have to give China half with a Chinese partner automaker but it is better than nothing.
So stop the BS lies as when you are truthful that the Democrats are responsible for our China problems no one will believe you. The truth is bad enough.
Tesla doesn’t have a Chinese partner for their Chinese operations , if they can do it why can’t GM
Tesla has so little market share there and lack of profits. When they start making money China will ask for their cut.
GM is one of the largest money making automakers in China.
Oh you just didn’t… Tesla has second largest EV share in China below Wuling which is ultra cheap. (why Tesla is developing model 2) Telsa negotiated the no government partner deal because they could. They had leverage and best product on the market. Chinese like high technology and any company with best tech will win there. TESLA is SOO FAR ahead its not even funny. These EVs you see from GM are 2 years out by then Tesla GIGA factories will be complete and Cyber truck will be rolling. Dominance will continue!! However there is room for GM as well..
Just a little FYI
The Tesla Model 3 was the second best selling EV in China in 2020. The number one was that GM Wuling $5,000 Tiny EV.
Just this March Tesla sold almost 22,000 vehicles. That is in one month. And that was ONLY the Model 3 as the Model Y just started production. I am sure Tesla is doing just fine in China.
For comparison…Cadillac sold 230,000 vehicles in China in 2020.
Great numbers by Cadillac and I really think they can double it in a couple of years when their EV’s start coming out. GM cannot drop the ball with the upcoming EV’s. They need to keep the beancounters away. Last chance in my opinion for Cadillac to once again become a Tier One Luxury Brand.
Love the new Design Direction the upcoming Lyriq shows for the entire Brand. I pray that GM doesn’t water it down in Production form. Looks very Futuristic while retaining a very Luxurious and Sporty look. If priced like a Tesla Model Y this vehicle has the potential to fly off Dealership lots soon. Fingers crossed.
Wonder what the drag coefficient is… looks kind of high and could kill aerodynamics.
They need to keep the beancounters away. With out the bean counting bureaucrat drones there will be no one left in GM management…
China changed the rules for foreign companies to invest in China. The rule that foreign automobile companies have to form a joint-venture was dropped, and Tesla was the first company to take advantage of this.
Remember: nothing ever remains the same.
From what I understand US companies have a difficult time getting cash out of China. I’ll stand corrected.
Every major auto company is in China; unfortunately its a huge market. Perhaps the government should take action and prohibit sales in China
Money gets out as it has supported GMs recovery and the EV programs.
Automakers are over a barrel. It is a pain to sell in China but if they ignore the Chinese market they risk failure.
Everyone is there because they have to be there for the money. To forbid American auto sales there would be very damaging to our automakers income.
To stop any American sales to China is damaging. If you want to do more good ban some Chinese imports.
The most important Cadillac vehicle in a probably 50 years or so.
Re-read again their quote GMA. They said “showcar”. SHOWCAR. NOT THE PRODUCTION VERSION. THEY WILL SHOW THE SAME SHOW CAR THAT WE HAVE ALREADY SEEN.
I see no problem in giving them what looks like an undertakers vehicle designed by Buck Rodgers.
For an undertaker car, the C pillar of the Lyriq is by far to narrow and is missing the Landau Bar.
It is rather like a very long streched hatch-back.
The newly presented Citroën C5X has a similar back. In my memory there are also some more older, no longer produced cars which hat a similar treatment of their rear.
Why didn’t they build an electric SUV instead of this hatchback.
Electric SUV’s is what people want.
audi has that for some time now, but audi is not for me.
The driving egg from tesla is not a suv, but a tasteless disaster on wheels.
Why not jump in that market?
I know gm is always a decade behind the competition, or are they now trying for 2 decades?
Look at the GMC Hummer when you want a BEV SUV