GM To Open Cadillac Lyriq Customer Orders After Debut Edition Launches11
Cadillac will soon step into the all-electric vehicle segment with the release of the Cadillac Lyriq luxury crossover. Now, according to General Motors, the response to the new Cadillac Lyriq has been so positive, the automaker will open customer orders following the launch of the Lyriq Debut Edition in March.
The news was announced via an open letter to GM shareholders from General Motors CEO Mary Barra, with was released in conjunction with the recent GM Q4 2021 earnings report.
“The next Ultium-based EV to launch is the stunning Cadillac Lyriq SUV,” Barra writes. “Customer interest in the Lyriq is now so strong that we will forgo a new round of reservations and begin taking customer orders soon after the Debut Edition launches in March.”
Reservations for the new 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition opened in September of 2021 following the crossover’s debut in production-ready form in April. Customers were charged $100 to reserve the crossover. According to GM, reservations for the new Lyriq Debut Edition filled a mere 10 minutes after they opened.
Standard spec for the Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition includes a 100.4 kWh lithium-ion Ultium battery pack, paired with a GM Ultium Drive single electric motor mounted on the rear axle. Output is rated at an estimated 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. Range-per-charge is estimated around 300 miles, with an additional 76 miles of range added every 10 minutes when plugged into a DC quick-charge source. Under the skin, the Cadillac Lyriq rides on the EV-dedicated GM BEV3 platform.
Inside, the Cadillac Lyriq features a 33-inch-diagonal curved LED screen as standard, as well as front massaging seats and the GM Super Cruise semi-autonomous driver assist system. Also included are Cadillac’s next-generation Active Noise Cancellation system and an AKG Studio 19-speaker audio system.
Production will take place at the GM Spring Hill Assembly plant in Tennessee.
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when will awd be released?
Probably for the next production batch or the 2024 MY.
I’ll be ordering my Lyriq the day ordering starts!
Ditto! I’m almost 70 so it’s time to sell my ’15 Corvette while used car prices are high. I wanted electric power but also great styling and the Lryiq is it.
We’ve only seen the debut edition and it’s option package. It will be interesting to see what all options will be available and what will move over from the concept car.
Looks like Cadillac FINALLY at long last has another winner… I’m sure I will be purchasing one as soon as the greater choice of exterior colors opens up.
GM Killed so many Americans with their defective ignitions, then Lied about it for years, then paid Mary Barra $20 Million to Lie about it…
That they deserve another chance, to takevyiur money, and Kill your lived ones, and Mary Barra looks forward to more Bonuses, and Lying.
Always do what you do best!
How does the size of this thing compare to the EV6 or Ionic 5? Any cost info? Audi e-tron size?
best numbers I could find.
Wheelbase 121.8 in (3,094 mm) 114.2 in (2,900 mm)
Length 196.7 in (4,996 mm) 184.3 (4,680mm)
Width 77.8 in (1,976 mm) 74.0in (1,880mm)
Height 63.9 in (1,623 mm) 61.0 in (1,550 mm)
Cargo Space 28 ft³ / 60.8 ft³ with seat area 24.4 ft³ / 50.2 ft³ with seat area
Passenger Vol 105ft³ 103ft³
Ground Clearance ~7in ~7in
Towing capacity 3,500lb (est) 2,300lb
Looks like the LYRIQ will have that special aura around it and have the majestic effect like the current Escalade. IMO, both vehicles represent the truest character of the Cadillacs in the ’60s and decades before.