2023 Cadillac Lyriq Gets New Side Bicyclist Alert System7
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will offer a new Side Bicyclist Alert System, GM Authority can confirm.
This new active safety feature is tagged with RPO code UOW and will alert the driver if a cyclist is travelling in the vehicle’s blind spot, or if a cyclist is quickly approaching the vehicle’s blind spot from behind. It will be offered as standard equipment, joining other active standard safety features like Front Pedestrian Braking with Bicyclist Detection (RPO UKT) and Blind Zone Steering Assist (RPO UKI). The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will be the first GM vehicle available with the UAW Side Bicyclist Alert System, although we anticipate it will eventually spread to other models.
As we reported previously, the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will come very well equipped. Other standard equipment on the electric luxury crossover will include front massaging seats (RPO AF6), a new Surround Vision Recorder (RPO VXR) and General Motors’ Super Cruise hands-free driving technology. A 33-inch widescreen display will also come standard, which will feature a unique Human-Machine Interface (HMI) designed by Altia.
Power in the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will come from a single, rear-mounted Ultium Drive permanent magnet electric motor producing 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. A 100-kWh GM Ultium lithium-ion battery pack will provide an estimated 300 miles of range per charge. As we reported previously, the mid-size battery-electric crossover will tip the scales at 5,610 pounds, which is nearly as heavy as the two-wheel-drive version of the full-size 2021 Cadillac Escalade. This 340 horsepower version of the Cadillac Lyriq will wear a 450E badge, as per Cadillac’s new torque-based naming convention it first introduced back in 2019.
Pricing for the entry-level 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will start at $59,990 in the United States. Order books for the vehicle will open on September 18th, with production set to begin at the GM Spring Hill Assembly plant in Tennessee early next year.
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Might buy, not sure. Will it start on fire? How does the heater work in cold weather states? How much does it draw down battery usage?
Why are fires such a huge consideration with new electric cars? ICE cars are powered by extremely flammable gas and burst into flames all the time and nobody seems to mind.
By viewing the order guide on GM’s fleet website, there will be Premium Luxury and Sport versions of this vehicle. Also, there will be, not certain, a Platinum package according to few sources when the Lyric was introduced in Hollywood to journalists few weeks ago. The LYRIQ what we saw was the Luxury model in live photos. More than likely, the luxury EVs will use the Y strategy also. It will be interesting what technology and features will be standard on Premium Luxury and Sport models not included on Luxury.
Having the bike side alert system is actually important especially in New York where there’s bicycles everywhere zipping through traffic and causing tons of accidents and deaths at anything.
The Lyriq gets better in terms of technology & the styling does have some traditional Cadillac swag ….now add colors !
Luxury is about more choices !
Just wish they would pull the hatch off & offer sedan ,or convertible !
I hate SUVS.
Dante Ardenz: Cadillac is working on a hand-built, ultra luxury, flagship EV sedan called the Celestiq. The Cadillac Celestiq should help everyone remember what Cadillac became famous for – long, low, wide, big, luxurious sedans. It’s a throwback to Cadillac’s heyday. Cadillac also has another “low roof” EV in the works.
I am happy about that Justin . People who can afford an SUV ,can often afford a second car .
I would love to see a long low Cadillac & if a convertible ,it would be the only EV one available in the world .
Always remember the iconic Cadillac ‘ fin ‘, with a sweeping rear fender panel ,and bold lights & it will be a legend into the EV future.