After confirming the high interest that the all-new Cadillac Lyriq has generated in the United States, General Motors has just announced that it will introduce the production version of Cadillac‘s all-electric crossover next week in China. The automaker is planning a special event on November 17th to reveal the final specifications and begin being taking reservations of the Cadillac Lyriq in the Chinese market.
The official introduction of the all-new Cadillac Lyriq in China will take place on Wednesday of next week through a public online broadcast, where the series production model will be shown for the first time in the Asian country, and its reservation price will be announced. At the end of September, GM had already announced that it would begin accepting reservations for the Cadillac Lyriq in the country this year.
As such, the launch broadcast of the all-new Cadillac Lyriq in China will serve as a prelude to its live local debut at the 2021 Guangzhou International Motor Show, which runs from November 19th to the 28th. The Cadillac Lyriq show car debuted in that country during the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show earlier this year, where it was the first time the crossover was shown directly to the general public.
Although the presentation and reservation period of the all-new Cadillac Lyriq in the Asian country occurs several months later than in the United States and Canada, the brand’s first electric crossover is expected to officially go on sale in China early next year, shortly before its arrival in American dealerships. Units of the new Lyriq for the Chinese market will be manufactured at the Cadillac Jinqiao plant.
Notably, the all-new Cadillac Lyriq is the first fully electric vehicle based on the Ultium EV platform that the SAIC-GM joint venture is preparing for the Chinese market. The Lyriq was designed to revolutionize Cadillac’s model offering as the pioneer in the brand’s electric age, which represents a real opportunity to increase its level of competitiveness and close the gap with established competition in the luxury-car market.
The all-new Cadillac Lyriq will be introduced and will begin its reservation period simultaneously next week in China, which is the American brand’s main volume market since 2017. The first deliveries to customers and the official arrival at dealerships in the Chinese market is scheduled for the first two months of 2022, seeking to capitalize on the high local demand for electric cars.