2023 Cadillac Lyriq To Feature Only USB Type-C Ports44
The new, all-electric 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will only feature USB Type-C ports – the newest standard of the ubiquitous USB connection standard. In doing so, the Lyriq is the first GM vehicle to go exclusively USB-C.
More specifically, the Lyriq will have three full-function USB Type-C ports in the front row, and two charge-only USB Type-C ports in the second row. The older USB Type-A ports will not be available on the new Cadillac Lyriq. Most other new GM vehicles feature a combination of USB Type-A and Type-C ports for backward compatibility.
The USB Type-C was introduced in August 2014 as the next-generation USB cable standard that succeeds the ubiquitous USB Type-A, providing several benefits:
- Reversible and symmetric connector
- 100-watt, 20-volt connection
- Faster charging of up to 100 watts
- Higher data transfer rate
- More data throughput
It’s highly likely that, in exclusively offering USB Type-C ports, Cadillac is catering to the early adopter, high-tech customers who are likely using the newest USB standard. Those who still have Type-A cables in their arsenal can simply purchase a new Type-C cable for their device, or use an adapter.
It’s also likely that Lyriq owners will opt to skip cables altogether, and instead connect their devices to the vehicle wirelessly via Bluetooth (or Wireless Apple CarPlay or Android Auto) while using wireless phone charging to charge their phone.
It’s also worth noting that the 2018 Cadillac XTS was the first Caddy to receive a USB Type-C port.
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq represents the first model year of the upcoming electric crossover utility vehicle (CUV) while also being the brand’s first all-electric vehicle. As such, the Lyriq ushers in a new era in luxury, technology, and electrification. The vehicle is built on the GM BEV3 platform using GM Ultium batteries and Ultium Drive motors.
The Lyriq is also the first vehicle to flaunt the brand’s next-generation styling, offering signature vertical lighting along with Cadillac’s distinctive black crystal grille. Featuring a profile reminiscent of a shooting brake, the all-electric CUV is slightly larger than the current Cadillac XT5.
Inside, the Cadillac Lyriq’s interior is clean and simple with a focus on secondary and tertiary design elements, including intricate laser etched patterns through wood over metal decor. It comes very well equipped, including front massaging seats, a new Surround Vision Recorder, and GM’s Super Cruise hands-free driving technology. A 33-inch-diagonal, curved, advanced LED screen will also come standard, featuring a unique Human-Machine Interface (HMI) designed using software from Altia.
Other highlights of the Cadillac Lyriq include Cadillac’s next-generation Active Noise Cancellation system and an AKG Studio 19-speaker audio system with speakers within headrests, a new, dual-plane augmented reality-enhanced head-up display, and supervised remote parking.
Pricing for the new, all-electric, rear-wheel drive 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition starts at $59,990 in the U.S., including destination freight charge, and production is set to begin at the GM Spring Hill Assembly plant in Tennessee in early 2022. Cadillac started accepting reservations on September 18th at 4 p.m EST and the initial Debut Edition sold out just a few minutes thereafter.
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As they should. Apple needs to switch the next iphone over to USB C instead of the slower lightning cable.
Won’t happen, many analysts expect the 2022-2023 iPhones to retain the lightning port and in 2024 to go portless (regulations may force them to accelerate deploy portless in 2023 in certain countries)…Portless means you would always need to charge it wirelessly…This way, they’re able to continue licensing the “MagSafe” connector which charges the device faster (15W currently) than with a Qi wireless charger (7.5W currently)…Most likely, the portless iPhone will charge at around 30W using the MagSafe (roughly an hour to go from 0-100%) and Qi using 15W (roughly two hours to go from 0-100%)…
Only reason Apple wants to hold onto lightning is because it’s a licensed product. They get a cut of every one sold. Just go portless or USB C already the rest of the lineup already has.
Yet my Mac Book Pro is all C ports and people complain about that.
Can’t please everyone.
I still lament the loss of the Centronics port from my XT clone.
/for the humor-impaired, I am being facetious.
No CD player? Oh-No!
CD sounds way better than MP3, so, yeah, unless High-Res Audio is fed through that fancy AKG system, then for all that money having the option to play legacy CDs and SACDs would be a no-brainer. Discs are also far less demanding of the driver’s attention. Your beloved tech makes today’s drivers more distracted than ever with the possible exception of the brief epoch of under-dash phonographs, but those Hi-Fi pioneers were driving a lot slower to avoid skips.
CDs, sure… or you can stream the high-bitrate Apple Music or Spotify. The actual final result is identical.
Both the lightning connector and the MagSafe are licensed…iPhones greatly outsell both macs and ipads…
Wireless charging might be cool but it also drains your battery health quicker.
Long story short, charging speed kills your battery health, most phones charge far faster corded than they do wireless yet there are some exceptions…To say wireless charging drains your battery life faster than corded requires a deep dive into a lot more specifics such as charging speeds and battery chemistries (boring shit)…
I believe you. The example I would use is I have an iPhone X still I have never used wireless charging on it not one time it’s always been the cord. My battery health is at 82% still I got this phone on release day and have used it very heavily since. My girlfriend has an iPhone 12 Pro Max and she wanted the wireless charger so we got it well that’s all she has used and her battery health is a lot less then mine was within 1 year. But I get what your saying.
,,, it is the example the kind of superfluous we do not need in a car… it is there, paid for it unfortunate,… when buying it is not possible to say to get it removed before into production of the product and it is there, remain without use
For example in my car… after 8 years those are the items unnecessary, but paid unfortunate and still there without use ..:
01. An Antenna, its support, the hole on roof… all unnecessary, parts paid without a reason
02. The case in plastic for a supposed radio, even the hole lower could have been avoided
03. A plastic mask around the HVAC dials, it could be simpler avoiding this superfluous plastic part
04. A plastic mask around the combi, another item, it could be simpler avoiding this superfluous part
05. 2 cover plastic parts for a speaker, each and each door, it will never have a speaker. it could have been simpler
06. A cigarette lighter, we are non smokers, never used this button
07. A plastic cup near the above 6, also not necessary, never used
08. A plastic part around the shift, not necessary too, it only difficult the vacuum cleaner avoiding a top clean interior
09. The carpet is not necessary too, a rubber glued in all body in white would be better
10. The car is front wheel drive, so the metal tunnel between both seats we do not need too
11. There is two horns on plastic part lower the frontal bumper we do not use or need too.
I think you may find that the type C being used is the same that is being forced in use in Europe.
Europe is forcing standardization of phone connectors and Apple is fighting it.
The EV Cadillac models will be going yo Europe and they will be set to fit 5he regulations there.
Europe sucks nothing but bums and drug addicts
You mean the United States of America? Who says we’re any better than Europe? Europe has universal healthcare, better worker protections, better standard rates of pay, legally required 2mos of paid time off, paid Maternity Leave for new parents both Men and Women, Aggressive Greenhouse Gas Emission cuts/Targets, standardized laws across numerous member countries, carbon tax… and all this equates to less prisons, less inmates, less crime, less domestic terrorism cases, less mass shooters, better education system – while we’re at it, Free College Tuition… we can go on and on…. Oh, and your privacy is protected under GDPR, and any company that violates it, pays a HEFTY fine… they all sound like Plus’s to me.
And look where that has gotten them.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
The medical is free but you get what you pay for. They pay more yet the cost of living is greater.
The green house gas rules are dismantling what industry they have left while China and India capitalize on the losses.
Yes Capitalism is the worst system accept for all the others.
China and India are doing exactly what UAE has done. Taken the wealth they’ve acquired from causing harm, to actually implement laws, regulations, and have built a sustainable environment. They’ve acres of wind farms, solar panels, and it powers the region. They export oil still to other regions, but that’s not at their immediate expense. Why can’t the US do that. Why can’t we look at an oil reserve and just say, “enough is enough” and not go digging to extract it.
You talk about costs of living…. But yet, The average Americans rent is $800/mo. When we Include California the average becomes $1,000. Rent in Las Vegas is up 25% YoY in September. My apartment I got last year was $1,200/ and now they’re asking for $1,800. Everything is going up.
They have less prisons because they have less black people. Statistical fact for the woke crowd. Everything else about Europe is correct, except the high cost of living, and the inability of the working class to afford home ownership – hence the free new world.
they also have less jews because of the holocaust. a good racist like you should have that at the top of the list.
Lol no they don’t stop with lies. Would you like me to put the numbers up for you?
what? holocaust is a lie? hmmmmmm
Where did I say the holocaust was a lie? Please point that out. I can tel you have a small brain so I will put this in very simple child terms so you can hopefully comprehend this time. You said they also have a lot less Jews talking about Europe because of the holocaust. I said that is not true Europe based tons of Jews and the Jewish community continues to expand out there. Now is that simple enough for you or should I explain it again.
Only in GM.A can we have a story about USB-C and it (as usual) devolves into a convo about the holocaust…Can’t make this shit up…ha ha
God/Bacardi yup I agree it looks like old Steve here the one that made the comment about craves attention just give him a thumbs down and hopefully he will piss off.
Yea, not racist…
Trust the science
Do I need to write it in another language for you? What part did you not comprehend that I said? Was I not clear when I said Europe? Are you that stupid that you think Europe spells the untied states of America? I can translate it to any language you need just tell me which you speak and I’ll translate it for you and write it again so you don’t get confused this time.
You forgot to mention the number one hobby in Europe. The number one hobby in Europe is creating new Texas. A close second is raising old taxes.
I agree 💯
I’m 67 a lot has changed. My response to you is have you looked at what has happened to us in America the last 5 to 6 years.
Next time some media hyped false prophet pitches “Change”, citizens should wisely consider asking “what exactly did you have in mind, brah?”
Makes perfect sense to me. It is a vehicle for the Future so why use older tech?
Well except all the parts bin things GM is using so customers cannot have a Frunk HAHA
Moving to USB-C ports only is a huge mistake in my opinion,. There are a lot of older people and younger people that still use and need the USB-C ports. Just give us both and make everyone happy.
And, a trip to virtually any store, including a Walgreens, will get you a proper cable for a few bucks.
As they suggest to wirelessly charge I hope its positioned correctly so its not hidden in some backend part of the console so that while one is using android auto they dont have to keep moving it out of sight to the charging mat just to keep it charging meanwhile the BT connection drains the battery let alone GPS when traveling requiring you to always charge just to have battery once your at your destination as it seems. So were they smart enough to position the wireless charing mat so one can always see the phone without moving it? I hope so.
I’m agnostic to this change – but others in my family use the usb-c ports, whereas I use the full size USB and micro usb…. Not a big deal with me since adapters or new cables are available…
One thing on my Chevy 2022 BOLT EUV, that I miss from my 2017 Bolt EV that I traded in, is an audio jack, which was a convenient way to listen to my laptop though the car speakers, since most recordings I can only listen to in a quiet room, and road noises or just in general outside conversation will drown them out otherwise….
Another economy move is GM’s tendency to copy Tesla’s bad ideas, yet they don’t copy Tesla’s good ones…. For instance I could change the charge level on the very first roadster, and it would constantly report incoming voltage, current and power levels while charging… NO GM plug-in product can do this, except trivially when ‘110’ charging. Therefore, I have to have differently sized wallboxes on my 3 plug-ins when I want to change the charging rate..
An example of Tesla’s bad idea, which GM is copying, is that the Roadster would only allow a 10 amp accessory load (at 12 volts)…. The model ‘S’ increased this to 15 amperes..
Meanwhile, the original volt had TWO separate 20 ampere circuits for accessories.
This has been ‘downsized’ in the 2022 BOLT EUV to ONE 15 ampere circuit. Thereby, copying Tesla’s bad idea…
I’m sure the next thing is GM allowing only Blue-tooth, and wireless charging, and having no other access to the cars facilities – and totally eliminating any ports or wired 5 or 12 volt facilities, which I and others use for many other purposes other than smart phones…
Fortunately, they still need an accessory jack to power the cheap tire inflation compressor included with the more premium models.
Another thing: Whereas I used to go camping with my 2017 Bolt ev, using a 2000 watt inverter directly off the battery to run a small oven, Microwave, and large Hot Plate, my 2022 BOLT EUV has such blocked access to its 12 volt battery terminals for no good reason that I can see, that it is effectively impossible to jump start a stranded motorist (which I did with the 2017 several times), or run my 2000 watt inverter. After the warranty is up, I’ll bug-in a split bolt connector on things to have the accessibility that other cars have had for the past hundred years. GM went through this NONSENSE once before with those darn ‘Side Post’ batteries, with all the corrosion problems that forced battery replacement when the basic battery was still good. I notice none of my GM plug-in electrics have side post batteries – so this is another Great Brain GM idea that even they no longer use.
GM must think anyone who buys an electric car is totally helpless and clueless when it comes to incidental usage of their products – as a for instance – my EUV has NO TOWING ability at all, and the owner’s manual brags about that.
Welcome to the Nanny State
“Whereas I used to go camping with my 2017 Bolt ev, using a 2000 watt inverter directly off the battery to run a small oven, Microwave, and large Hot Plate…”
THAT isn’t camping. A campfire or a Coleman stove is camping.
the joys of BernzOmatic
Be careful what you wish for, due to faulty batteries the Bolt could catch on fire…If that happens, might as well roast some marshmallows…
Griz – no offense but you must have forgotten to take your meds…..
If you had you’d realize there are public parks that have free shelters that provide protection from the rain or snow, but do *NOT* allow an open flame.
And no, I can’t move to someplace where I’d have more freedom….. I’m not as Rich as you are.
Haha, but at least I have freedom from you…. That’s a start.
The ‘Fire’ issue mentioned in the comments is a non-starter…. There have been only 1 or 2 battery fires in the 2020’s, and 2021’s, and none so far in the 2022’s… 9 or 10 have been in the 2017-2019 models; out of 150,000 sold.
I would imagine the reason for far less fires in the later models is that GM is cracking the whip at LG and they are watching their manufacturing process much more carefully than historically.
I have to ask, when can you go in the Super Expensive 270 Mile wonder car?????????????????