General Motors unveiled the production-ready 2023 Cadillac Lyriq all-electric crossover in April of 2021, debuting the luxury marque’s very first foray in the EV space. Now, General Motors has learned when production of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is scheduled to start.
According to GM Authority sources, production of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is scheduled to start on March 21st, 2022. The first model produced will be the Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition. Production will take place at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee.
To note, this date is when production of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is scheduled to start, which means that is what is planned thus far and could change some time in the future.
The Cadillac Lyriq will feature GM’s Ultium EV technology, including the Ultium battery and Ultium drive motor tech. Standard spec for the Lyriq includes a 100-kWh battery pack and a single-drive motor, the latter of which is mounted in the rear of the vehicle providing rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is also expected. The combination is good for an estimated range-per-charge of 300 miles, as well as a total peak output of 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. Plugged into a DC quick-charging source, the Cadillac Lyriq will gain an estimated 76 miles of range every 10 minutes, or a rate of 190 kW. An available 19.2 kW onboard charging module also allows owners to charge at home at a rate of 52 miles per hour.
Under the skin, the Cadillac Lyriq rides on the GM BEV3 platform, a dedicated all-electric vehicle structure that will also underpin several other GM electric vehicles.
Further onboard features include a curved 33-inch digital display screen that is mounted on top of the dash, as well as a 19-speaker AKG audio system with headrest speakers and next-generation GM Active Noise Cancellation. There’s also GM’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous driver assist system.
As covered previously, GM plans to increase Cadillac Lyriq production this year, citing strong demand.