GM charged customers $100 to reserve a 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition, although the pre-order is non-binding and fully refundable. It’s unknown how many 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition models the automaker will build.
In a statement, Cadillac vice president Rory Harvey said the automaker has had hundreds of thousands of people register interest in the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq since it first debuted late last year.
“Today, reservations for the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition sold out in just over ten minutes and we continue to see a lot of enthusiasm around the brand – both current product and in our all-electric future,” Harvey said. “The initial response for Lyriq has been extraordinary. Since the show car unveiling last year, more than 200,000 people have expressed interest in learning more about the vehicle and our electric future.”
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition will come standard with an Ultium 100.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and an Ultium Drive single electric motor mounted on the rear axle, which is good for an estimated 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. This 340-horsepower version of the Cadillac Lyriq will wear a 450E badge, as per Cadillac’s torque-based naming convention it first introduced back in 2019. The mid-size CUV rides on the GM BEV3 platform and tips the scales at a significant 5,610 pounds.
Other standard equipment includes a glass panoramic moonroof, an AKG Studio 19-speaker audio system, active noise cancellation, eight-way power-adjustable driver and passenger seats with massage function, a heated steering wheel, a 33-inch digital display/driver information cluster and Super Cruise. As we reported previously, only two wheel types and two exterior colors – Satin Steel Metallic and Stellar Black Metallic – will be offered on the vehicle from launch.