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.