The production-ready 2023 Cadillac Lyriq has made its official debut ahead of its U.S. market arrival early next year.
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will come standard with a 100 kWh GM Ultium lithium-ion battery pack and a single Ultium Drive permanent magnet electric motor producing 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. This combination will provide a GM-estimated driving range of roughly 300 miles or 480 kilometers. The electric crossover taps the GM BEV3 electric vehicle platform, which will also underpin other future General Motors EV offerings.
At a DC fast charging station, the Lyriq will charge at a rate of 190 kW, adding an estimated 76 miles of range every 10 minutes. Meanwhile, a standard 19.2 kW onboard charging module will allow owners to charge up at home at a rate of 52 miles of range per hour.
Helping customers maximize the range and efficiency of the Cadillac Lyriq will be GM’s next-generation Regen on Demand technology. This tech allows the driver to manually control how quickly the Lyriq slows down and comes to a complete stop using the energy regeneration system on the electric motor by using a pressure-sensitive paddle on the steering wheel. A new One-Pedal Driving system allows the driver to accelerate using the throttle and slow down by simply lifting off the pedal.
Inside, the Lyriq takes on a “clean and simple” design with high-end materials such as laser-etched wood decor and brushed metal trim. A curved 33-inch digital display screen covers a large portion of the EV’s dashboard and is joined by a 19-speaker AKG audio system with headrest speakers and next-generation GM Active Noise Cancellation. As GM Authority reported previously, the Lyriq will also be offered with GM’s hands-free Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving technology.
From launch, the Cadillac Lyriq will only be offered in two exterior colors: Satin Steel Metallic or Stellar Black Metallic. It’s a similar case inside, with Sky Cool Gray or Noir as the only available interior upholstery color options. The electric crossover will come standard with 20-inch alloy wheels, while larger 22-inch alloys will also be available.
GM will begin accepting reservations for the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq this September, with production set to begin at the GM Spring Hill Assembly plant in Tennessee in the first half of 2022. The automaker has also developed a new advertising campaign for the crossover, which will launch during television coverage for the Oscars on April 25th.