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 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.