The upcoming 2023 Cadillac Lyriq EV is poised to arrive as the luxury marque’s very-first all-electric vehicle, offering the comfort and elegance expected, plus a high-tech Ultium-based powertrain for motivation. Now, we’re getting another early look at the new Lyriq thanks to the following photos.
Seen in prototype form testing on public roads, this particular example of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is equipped with 20-inch Split 6-Spoke alloy wheels with a Diamond Cut/Dark Android finish and Gloss Black aero inserts, wrapped in 265/50R20 all-season tires.
Up top is a fixed glass roof, which will be standard equipment on the Lyriq Debut Edition model. The Lyriq Debut Edition will be the first trim level on offer, and is set for production this spring. To note, reservations for the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition filled in a mere 10 minutes after opening.
Outside, this 2023 Cadillac Lyriq prototype is covered in Crystal White Tricoat paint (paint code G1W), a hue offered across the Cadillac lineup. It’s also worth mentioning that Crystal White Tricoat paint is not one of the two colors offered fo the Lyriq Debut Edition, although GM has said there will be more colors coming afterwards.
In the fender, we see that the Lyriq’s charge port door taped shut, something which we’ve seen on other Cadillac Lyriq prototypes in the past. This particular prototype also has a mismatched liftgate, which is either unpainted or painted black. Like the taped charge port, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen a Lyriq prototype with a mismatched liftgate.
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is set to roll off the line at the GM Spring Hill Assembly plant in just a few month’s time. The well-equipped 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition will launch with a 12-module, 100.4 kWh Ultium battery pack, juicing a single rear-mounted Ultium Drive electric motor to produce an estimated 340 horsepower and 324 pound-feet of torque. A full charge will provide roughly 300 miles of driving range.