With the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq set to enter production early next year, General Motors customers will be eager to learn more about the battery-electric crossover in the coming months. The automaker recently posted a video to its YouTube channel of a Cadillac Live representative taking a walkaround tour of the forthcoming EV, giving fans a good idea of what to expect when it begins arriving at dealerships in the second quarter of 2021.
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq featured in the walkaround video is a Satin Steel Metallic painted model with a black interior and a 450E badge. As we already know, the Lyriq will launch with only one powertrain, which will consist of a 100.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a single electric motor mounted on the rear axle, producing an estimated 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. More powertrains will arrive at a later date, but this RWD model should satisfy most customers’ needs in the first model year.
The Cadillac Live representative in the walkaround video says the Lyriq’s LED-adorned front fascia is the “new face of Cadillac,” and has been designed without the usual cooling-related constraints brought on by the presence of an internal combustion engine. He also describes the side silhouette as “bold” and “expressive” thanks to its low roofline and says the wide-set stance helps give the vehicle a commanding road presence.
Moving inside, the Cadillac Live rep says the Lyriq’s interior “breaks convention to bring the sensual and the technical together.” The video shows close-up details like the laser etched patterns in the trim, black ash wood and thick upholstery stitching. Finally, the rep turns his attention to the 19-speaker AKG sound system with headrest speakers, saying this studio-quality sound system helps connect the vehicle to the world of arts and music – backing up its music-inspired ‘Lyriq’ nameplate.
Check out the video embedded below to learn more about the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq ahead of its arrival next year.