The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will come standard with a new Surround Vision Recorder system, GM Authority can confirm.
The standard Surround Vision Recorder for the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is tagged with RPO code XVR and will serve a similar purpose to the surround-view TeslaCam the American electric automaker currently offers.
GM previously offered the XVR Surround Vision Recorder (also referred to as the Surround Video Recording System) on the 2019 and 2020 model year Cadillac CT6 sedan. The version offered on the Cadillac CT6 featured four exterior cameras that were strategically placed around the vehicle’s exterior, including one in each wing mirror, one integrated into the front grille and one on the rear trunk lid. The cameras in the CT6 system can capture video using the front and rear cameras during vehicle operation, acting as an onboard dash camera of sorts, and will also automatically come on when the vehicle security system is armed and alerted, recording using either the front and rear cameras or the side mirror cameras.
It’s possible the XVR Surround Vision Recorder for the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will feature an evolved version of the CT6 system to help bring it in line with offerings like the TeslaCam, but technical details on the system are scarce at the moment. We may learn more when GM begins accepting orders for the vehicle next month, however.
The Cadillac Lyriq will enter production at the GM Spring Hill Assembly plant in Tennessee early next year. The crossover will launch with a 100-kWh GM Ultium lithium-ion battery pack providing an estimated 300 miles of range per charge. Power will come from a single, rear-mounted Ultium Drive permanent magnet electric motor producing 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque.