GM will launch the upcoming Cadillac Lyriq – the luxury division’s first electric vehicle – with a very limited range of options. For example, as GM Authority exclusively reported last week, only two wheel types and two exterior colors (Satin Steel Metallic and Stellar Black Metallic) will be offered at launch.
It’s highly likely that the move is intended to lower initial production costs by streamlining production and reducing complexity. However, it’s also likely that General Motors will expand the range of Cadillac Lyriq colors at some point in the future. As a result, we decided to render the Cadillac Lyriq in other colors (and from two different angles), just to see what it would look like. Here are the results.
If GM decides to follow our lead in offering more exterior colors for the Cadillac Lyriq, it might also create more interior colorways. However, that seems unlikely to happen any time soon: when the vehicle goes on sale in the United States and Canada in early 2022, customers will have only two interior color choices – Sky Cool Gray and Noir.
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq made its world debut last week at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show. It will be priced to start at $59,990 in the U.S. and CA$69,898 in Canada. Reservations will open in September of 2021.
The Lyriq will be built at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee, following a $2 billion investment to support production of electric vehicles. It will ride on the GM BEV3 platform and be fitted with a GM Ultium batteries and Ultium Drive motor that, in the first iteration of the Lyriq, will be rated at 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. A high-performance version, similar to the V-Series and Blackwing variants of the 2022 Cadillac CT4 and 2022 Cadillac CT5 luxury sedans, has not been ruled out.
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