Up To 200,000 Cadillac Lyriq Units Could Be Built A Year In Spring Hill40
General Motors recently celebrated the start of production for the all-new, all-electric Cadillac Lyriq EV luxury crossover at the automaker’s Spring Hill production facility in Tennessee. During the production start ceremony, General Motors stated that the Spring Hill facility has the capacity to build nearly 200,000 units annually, including both internal-combustion vehicles and EVs.
Back in October of 2020, GM announced a $2 billion investment to support EV production at the Spring Hill facility, including the new Cadillac Lyriq. In addition to production of the Lyriq, the Spring Hill facility also produces several ICE-based models, including the Cadillac XT5, Cadillac XT6, and GMC Acadia. To note, GMC Acadia production is set to move to the GM Delta Township facility in Michigan, where it will be produced alongside the Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave.
The Spring Hill facility incorporates a flexible manufacturing process, which means it could ramp up production of the new Cadillac Lyriq to meet demand, if needed. GM could produce nearly 200,000 Lyriq units annually, but doing so would require the reduction of ICE vehicle production accordingly.
At present, General Motors has nearly 240,000 “hand-raisers” for the Lyriq. However, that does not necessarily translate directly into orders – rather, “hand-raisers” is equivalent to customers who have simply expressed interest in the vehicle, which, for example, could include signing up for email updates.
In the past, GM has managed to convert roughly 10 percent of its “hand-raisers” into orders. However, that figure is for ICE-based models, and the ratio may change for the all-new Cadillac Lyriq, which is set to arrive as the luxury marque’s first-ever all-electric product.
The Cadillac Lyriq is set to launch well ahead of the original schedule. Specs highlights include a standard 100 kWh GM Ultium lithium-ion battery and a single Ultium Drive electric motor, with output rated at 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. Range for this setup is rated at 300 miles per charge. Under the body panels, the new Lyriq rides on GM’s BEV3 platform.
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200 a year will probably be sufficient.
So YOU will buy 200 cars a year?
Best part is there’s no place to plug them in besides our garage. But then when you park in our drive people can look at it.
So your home has no electricity. You must be riding horses and using wood to cook and heat.
What a foolish comment. If a person doesn’t have a garage that means the hookup would go outside on the side of the house somewhere, many people are not comfortable with that so why is that so hard for you to understand?
… my wife is totally right … seems totally a Stelantis Peugeot ! 100 %
It’s possible that sales volume outside of China can be achieve globally. Back in the day, the Deville can easily achieve over 100K units annually. Also in the midsize segment, the sales volume is generally higher than the compact and full size segments.
No it’s not.
Yes it is.
Ok, so 10% actual take rate of the 240,000 “hand raisers” would be 24,000 units… Which is as many units as the Bolt sold in it’s most popular year, before they started spontaneously combusting, at less then half of the Lyriq’s MSRP… Seems like a big ask. Guess we’ll find out.
Has gm settled and made good with all the owners of all those compromised and devalued Bolts?
This is what the open recall looks like on a Carfax for the 30k mile Bolt that can’t sell near me.
Manufacturer Safety recall issued
HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY MAY MELT OR BURN
Status: Remedy Not Yet Available
That Carfax data is a bit out of date. The permanent ‘Remedy’ is only ‘Not yet Available’ in that particular car – the battery has not been totally replaced as of yet…
A friend with a 2017 BOLT EV has been trying to establish a date with the local dealership for the total change out of the battery… When this happens, his Battery Warranty will increase to 13 years/ 160,000 miles… Beyond Generous by GM when they actually do this…
Some people have had their battery replaced all ready, so I’m not sure what the delay is in his personal case….
I now have a 3/4 year old 2022 BOLT EUV which will also get an extended warranty as well as a Brand New Battery – but I realize GM supposedly is replacing the oldest ones first and therefore I understand that since I drive one of the Newest Vehicles I will also be one of the LAST to get a new one, which is fine.
For the person who can’t charge in his driveway, In my case I use an outdoor 20 foot #16 Gauge extension from Home Depot for $11.36 that I let the rubber garage door seal close on. Added to the included 18 foot cord which comes with any EV, I can be up to 38 feet from the outlet… A tightly wrapped plastic bag at the end of the extension cord keeps the cord end and car charger plug bone dry in ANY weather, especially since in my case i put it under the car.
I have tested 100 foot #16 gauge (light-duty) cords (so that’s 118 feet from the receptacle), and they work adequately. at either the maximum (12 amps) or reduced (8 amps) rate. Pressure drop in the dinky cord is either 12 volts or 8 volts respectively… Assuming 120 volts at the receptacle to be plugged into, that is either 108 or 112 volts – and since the car charger will work as long as there is 100 volts there, the car will charge perfectly…My 20 foot light-duty extension cord obviously drops either 2.4 or 1.6 volts, respectively, – so in my case the ‘efficiency loss’ is trivial.
I just don’t see the problem… I only have a 2 car garage so obviously one of my 3 evs has to sit in the driveway to charge…
Most people don’t even have to go out and buy a cheap cord since they already have one they are not using.
I understand what your saying, but I don’t see how it’s “out of date” That’s literally what the Carfax says for that vehicle, and the majority of used Bolts for sale around me. Do you know how many Bolts have actually been repaired and don’t have an active recall? Seems pretty low in my area.
His battery warranty increasing to 13 year/160k miles is a misleading way to say replacement batteries have an 8 yr/ 100k mile warranty.
My point is all the flaming BOLT jokes will be old hat in a few months…
That is the question: BOLT evs and euvs are due to be manufactured once again in April – but if there are so many remaining bolts with the original batteries, how are they going to have sufficient ones, unless LG has REALLY been ramping up the battery pouches and GM has been assembling them left and right….
Perhaps the hold up is the ‘ev trained tech’ (usually only 1 techie per large dealership) is just SWAMPED with work, and the new car sales will run in parallel with the replacement battery work.
“….His battery warranty increasing to 13 year/160k miles is a misleading way to say replacement batteries have an 8 yr/ 100k mile warranty…”
No, his car is 5 years old, he has at least 60,000 miles on the car…. Therefore warranty expiration is going to be in 13 years after the purchase and actually well over 160,000 miles..
So my previous statement was very conservative.
The used value went up or returned when replacement was announced. Did you get your Bolt on the down turn?
Now with gas prices high a EV is the best deal going!
indeed, took the pic … played the new Peugeot logo on this grille… perfect as Peugeot…
Gas drinking pickup drivers flames on an EV on GMA, how shocking….
Where did any of these people say they drive a pickup? The assumptions made on this website are incredible. Besides the ton of financial experts and medical doctors and political experts that are on this website we now have a psychic to pretty cool if you ask me.
If EV isn’t your bag, that’s great. Don’t think the rest of the buying pubic has your POV, if I had space for it I’ll have an EV for a commuter and ICE for everything else, buy what you want..
I totally agree, I think EV are great for some people, I just think they should not be our only choice going forward.
What a bunch of naysayers we have here against a brand new car! A century ago your ancestors were against the first “horseless carriages”, and now you are doing the same against an American made gasless luxury carriage!
Around 1910 30% or so “horseless carriages” on the road was electric. Some recently were retro fitted with nothing more than a pack of ICE car batteries and started to operate again.
Wow another psychic incredible. Raymond knows everyone’s ancestors on here from a 100 years ago.
Raymond Ramirez –
Yeah, its the same old people carting out the same old Bromides….In the next few months when GM gives every existing Battery Electric Vehicle still extant a BRAND NEW (in most cases 8% larger) Battery with a fantastic warranty – they’ll have nothing left to piss about.
KEEP DREAMING. When my cell goes dead I plug it into the cig lighter. Can’t do that with EV.
🤣😂. Still using a flip phone too? Next you’ll start complaining that they stopped putting them in cars as well.
You should try stepping up to USB ports!
But your neighbor might have an EV and can charge yours with V2V charging.
I have always loved Cadillac’s bold, yet elegant styling. I think my XTS represents this. Also, the CT6. Maybe it will look better in person, but right now, the Lyriq looks more like a Ziegfeld Follies marquee. Or, he went thataway. Do most people just drive at night? And Lyriq? Too feminine or is the PC term neutered?
Does anyone know if these EVs use 110v house outlet or a hook up similar to a 220v hot tub?
Not buying one, just throwing out additional cost for these EVs that marketing isn’t sharing to the general public. Like my hot tube, $2,000 for an electrician to hook it up and chemical every 6 months with fresh water. I ended up doing it myself. Point, what charges are not being advertised.
A very large EV cost and then recurring installation and maintenance…anyone know?
Depends on your house. The garage in mine already had provisions for 240 so I just had to buy a breaker and a stove style plug. Was able to plug in my (since sold) Tesla and get a full charge from dead empty in 7-8 hours
A ‘110 volt house outlet’ and extension cord (if needed) will work just fine if you are a low-mileage driver..
GM – with the 2022 BOLT EV and EUV models (their CHEAPEST) include in the purchase price either $1,000 off the installation cost of a Stove/RV/EV charger 4 prong receptacle OR a $500 credit card for use by either EVGO or ChargePoint fast chargers (EVGO is partnering with them).
A ‘110 volt’ charging cord is standard with ALL EVs, and with the slightly pricier EUV includes a 7,700 watt (which can also double as a ‘110 cord’) ‘220 charger’.
I would assume all LYRIQ’s include AT LEAST what the BOLT EUV has.
Thanks Tomasso and Bill Howland.
Does caddy seriously think they will sell 200,000 Lyriqs? Outside of the Silverado, Chevy doesn’t sell anything in its lineup at 200,000 units annually? Over at Caddy I think their best seller is the Escalade around 40,000. GM execs think they are going to sell 5 times what the sell with the Escalade?
Let’s get real here!!!!!
The Spring Hill facility has an estimated capacity to produce 200k units per year. No where did it stipulate that’s Lyriq only.
What that means in current terms is XT5, XT6, Acadia and Lyriq production can’t exceed 200k units combined. The plant is flexible to adjust output between units.
Anticipation is that Lyriq production will increase and units of XT models will decrease. Then Cadillac will have room for production of the Acura model and possibly other models for Cadillac. Also note that the Acadia production is expected to move to a new facility so that will free up capacity for more EV production.
GM has sold over 200k+ Equinox for over a decade. It’s GM’s second best-selling vehicle next to the Silverado.
2021 Equinox sales were 165,323.
Do you mean the year they basically stopped building them to prioritize their higher margin vehicles? My point was it is still their second best-selling vehicle. Maybe I should have said on average they’ve sold over 240k a year for the last decade?
Car & Driver ( My favorite Car Buff magazine since I was a teenager ) has the MOST SERIOUS reviews of any of the magazines…
They state that – compared to the competition – the LYRIQ at $60,000 is a STEAL. You have to pay AT LEAST $20,000 more at least for a Jaguar I-Pace or Audi.
I’ve never seen one in person, but the specs of the plain jane LYRIQ outperform either base competitor models, what with almost 100 miles more of driving range.
Mary Barra promised industry leading range with the Bolt too, and we all know how that played played out.