2023 Cadillac Lyriq Attracts 5,000 Pre Orders In China12
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq has attracted roughly 5,000 pre-orders in China following its introduction in the local market last month.
According to Car News China and other local Chinese media sources, the battery-electric luxury crossover has generated over 5,000 pre-orders in the month following its debut in Shanghai on November 17th. The launch version of the Cadillac Lyriq in China, dubbed the Luxury Long-Life, is priced at 439,700 CNY ($69,040 USD). SAIC-GM began accepting reservations for the vehicle immediately following its debut, with pre-orders processed through either the Cadillac dealer network or the Cadillac IQ mobile application.
Chinese deliveries of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will commence in mid-2022 – several months later than the manufacturer initially planned due to the semiconductor shortage. The vehicle will be produced locally at the Cadillac Jinqiao plant in China, which also currently produces the Cadillac XT5 crossover and Cadillac CT6 full-size sedan for local consumption.
Customers who get their pre-orders in before April 2022 will receive 10,000 kilometers of free public charging, along with a choice of unique exterior colors for their vehicle and prioritized delivery in mid-2022. Customers will also be eligible to receive special rewards through the Cadillac IQ app based on their usage and log in frequency. These pre-order perks only apply to Cadillac Lyriq reservations in China.
The Chinese market version of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is powered by the same rear-mounted Ultium Drive electric motor as the U.S. spec model, which produces a GM estimated 340 horsepower and 324 pound-feet of torque. A 95.7 kWh Ultium battery will provide around 300 miles of driving range, although China’s own Light-Duty Vehicle Test Cycle pegs the range at 650 kilometers, which is equivalent to just over 400 miles.
U.S. deliveries of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition will commence early next year, with production taking place at the GM Spring Hill Assembly plant in Tennessee.
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I am a die hard GM car guy. I only buy GM vehicles, and I always get high mileage out of them. As a professional driver I know how to care for a car. I bought a brand new Chev Cruze with 1.8 and 6 speed manual transmission in 2014. I have had not one thing fail in all this time, until last week when the check engine light came on. I had the car scanned for codes and it came up with a timing issue. Codes P2070, P2078, and P02076. It was almost time for an oil change, so I did that. I also filled up with high test gas this time. I took it out on the freeway and ran it at close to 3,000 RPM. The engine runs perfect as always. So why the codes? And what should I do to make the codes go away?
There is a thing called a timing belt… either the sensor is going bad or the timing on the belt is beginning to slip…
You can buy a plug-in diagnostic tool which will give you the option to “clear codes”. If you clear them and the light stays off, there likely was no real issue. However, if the ‘Check Engine’ light comes back on, it’s indicating there is a problem needing attention, oftentimes it’s related to emissions. The vehicle can be running fine but a failed part is causing it to pollute more than is allowable.
you can also just disconnect the battery, which will do the exact same thing and cost you nothing.
Not if the codes are stored in memory.
The error codes are stored in a flash memory because you may have a problem with the electrical system that can incapacitate the use of power. GM planned this decades ago. I realized this type of code savings in my 1995 Buick Regal.
Reminds me AMC has the Eagle/Concord survived until 2022. It’s a nice design but, aside from the wannabe fins, it doesn’t feel like a Cadillac or scream luxury.
This car’s design would have been perfect for a modern Saturn positioned at Subaru & sold next to GMC vehicles.
Spending $69,000 on an EV that will become obsolete in 7 years doesn’t seem like the best deal to me, but those who buy these today will make future iterations more affordable for others so it’s a net benefit.
EV are not obsolete because the use of electricity is as eternal as the Sun. You change cars because you want a new feature that your older cars never had. Or maybe you desire a bigger gas engine.
[Will become obsolete]*, meaning that newer EVs 7 years from now will have longer range, more power, and a cheaper price. As with all new technology, the early adopters are paying for the experience. I personally can’t justify the price today, but the early adopters make things cheaper for those of us down the road.
Doesn’t this comment applied to every conceivable items that the consumers around the world can purchased?
It only applies to early technology. Mature technology, such as gasoline-powered cars, see price stagnation. It’s highly unlikely that you will see a technological breakthrough that doubles the range or power for half the price in 7 years for gasoline cars whereas EV technology is in its infancy.
The general roadmap:
> Early Tech (expensive but new)
> Middle Tech (corporations compete with features, not as expensive)
> Stable Tech (price plummets as most consumers buy it)
> Mature Tech (all consumers already have it. Price is at its lowest so it can’t be reduced)
Gasoline cars at at the Mature Tech stage. EVs are at the Early Tech stage. Companies are forced to reinvent the wheel and it starts all over again.