Cadillac Lyriq AWD To Arrive In Early 20239
The Cadillac Lyriq is the luxury marque’s first foray in the EV space, debuting a new all-electric crossover replete with tech features. Now, according to Cadillac, the first Lyriq AWD models are set to arrive in early 2023.
Cadillac confirmed that deliveries of the Lyriq AWD would begin early in the 2023 calendar year during a recent conference call with members of the media. Production of the Lyriq AWD is expected to start late in 2022. The model is referred to as the Performance AWD, indicating that it will be more powerful than the rear-wheel drive model.
The first Cadillac Lyriq variant to be produced will be the Debut Edition, which is set to start rolling off the line on March 21st, as GM Authority reported previously. Critically, the Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition will be rear-wheel drive only.
Per an open letter to GM shareholders from General Motors CEO Mary Barra, which was released in conjunction with the with the recent GM Q4 2021 earnings report, strong customer interest in the new Cadillac Lyriq has prompted General Motors to forgo a new round of reservations and begin taking customer orders following the launch of the Debut Edition model.
Reservations for the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition initially opened last September following the model’s production-ready debut in April. Interested customers were encouraged to place a reservation, each of which included a $100 charge. According to General Motors, reservations for the Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition were filled just 10 minutes after they were opened.
As for the specs, the Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition features an Ultium-based 100.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, as well as a single GM Ultium Drive electric motor mounted in the rear axle. Range-per-charge is set at 300 miles, while peak output is set at 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. Plugged into a DC quick-charge source, the Lyriq can gain upwards of 76 miles of range in just 10 minutes. Under the skin is the GM BEV3 all-electric vehicle platform. Production will take place at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee.
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Sure I’ll believe it when I see it.
Very intrigued to see the Numbers the Dual Motor Lyriq will have.
Also intrigued to see the Price. Still not sure why it will take GM so long to offer a Dual Motor version.
I’m sure that there are gonna be a lot of people that hold off initially and wait extra to get the AWD version, I would wait if I was gonna buy one.
Needs 500 mile range and 40k price for AWD model.
Who is foolish to drive 500 miles in a Cadillac? You would have to sell your @$$ to pay for it!
500 miles? I’m planning a trip to Xenia, Ohio in 2 months and had considered taking a chance using my 2022 BOLT EUV…. There is ONE fast charger cord 189 miles from home, and then another about another 180 miles further down the road…. again ONE cord at each location…. Even if I waited for the person charging to be finished – this is assuming that BOTH stations are operational AT THE TIME I NEED THEM. I have a $500 credit on my EVGO card that I have 3 years to use up…. (was included with the 2022 BOLT as a freebie… – One of the $3,000 of useless standard equipment that SHOULD HAVE BEEN options I would never need for the car, preferring a $3,000 decrease in the MSRP).
Plugshare shows some problems with both SINGLE charging cords. I simply can’t risk it.
I’ve been driving solely PLUG-in cars for the past 11 years, but I ALWAYS have RANGE ANXIETY…
I’ll take the 2019 VOLT – since at the expected $5 per gallon in May – I won’t have to worry about getting stranded. I also have time commitments so Level 2 (slower) charging while in transit is out of the question…
So I would LOVE it if the LYRIQ had a 500 mile range… The trip both ways will be 1200 miles, with a moderate amount of driving for the 4 days I am there. If so, I would chance it…. But I don’t plan on spending $150,000 for a LUCID with the huge battery.
@ Raymond Ramirez
Just because you wear a diaper and can’t go thirty minutes without pissing yourself doesn’t mean the rest of us can’t.
Then buy a non lux brand. You can’t get the gas caddy suv for 40K, how could you possibly get the electric one?
Enough of this nonsense about the front wheel drive LYRIQ, When (date) will GM open the up the ability to reserve the 2023 AWD LYRIQ????? Have money in my pocket (right now) to put a down payment or— Pay full MSRP for the 2023 AWD model.