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.