2023 Cadillac Lyriq Pricing Revealed59
The Cadillac Lyriq luxury crossover introduces a new all-electric era for the Cadillac brand, offering a combination of cutting-edge technology and features, all with the traditional Caddy luxury. Now, GM Authority has learned exclusive details regarding the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq pricing.
According to GM Authority sources, pricing for the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Luxury RWD trim will start at $62,990, while pricing the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Luxury AWD trim will start at $64,990. Both figures include the destination freight charge (DFC).
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Luxury RWD will be available in the fall and will offer similar features as the Lyriq Debut Edition, including a single electric motor, a 19.2-kW charging capacity good for up to 52 miles of range per charging hour, and DC Fast Charging capabilities good for 76 miles of range per 10 minutes of charing. Outside, the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Luxury RWD will feature 20-inch alloy wheels as standard (22-inch wheels are optional) while Illuminated door sill plates, a Hands-free power liftgate, and the Rear Camera Mirror are all equipped as standard. The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Luxury RWD won’t offer the trailering package, while the exterior paint colors will be limited to Satin Steel Metallic (paint code G9K) and Stellar Black Metallic (paint code GB8), just like the Debut Edition.
Meanwhile, GM Authority recently reported exclusive details regarding the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq AWD, which will feature a charging capacity of 11.5 kW, adding upwards of 37 miles per hour of charging, plus DC Fast Charging for 76 miles per 10 minutes of charge. The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Luxury AWD trim level will also roll on 20-inch alloy wheels, while 22-inch rollers will not be offered. Exterior paint options will be limited to Satin Steel Metallic (paint code G9K) and Stellar Black Metallic (paint GB8). The Trailering prep package and Non-illuminated door sill plates will be included as standard, as will be an Auto-dimming rearview mirror and a Power liftgate without hands-free operation. The Rear Camera Mirror will not be offered.
The Cadillac Lyriq incorporates GM Ultium battery and GM Ultium drive motor technology, while under the skin is the GM BEV3 platform. Cadillac Lyriq production is underway now at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee.
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i don’t get it. 22s are optional on the RWD model but 22s aren’t even available for th AWD? how does that make sense?
Likely issues with the AWD suspension. Also range is a consideration. Smaller wheels equal longer range. It may be offering 22’s on the AWD would have required a significant range adjustment.
I’m frankly surprised 22-inch made it on the RWD variant. Marketing probably wanted it to make the car look flashy in the showroom.
Smaller wheels travel less with same power level, so range is shorter.
You need to look at the overall circumference of the tire/wheel assembly, they are likely very similar. For the same vehicle smaller wheels tend to have tires with larger sidewalls and visa versa. Also I am not understanding the physics of your statement. Less distance traveled equals less energy required. Are you saying the smaller wheels are somehow consuming more energy?
notice they said Wheels, not tires. The tires are still the same diameter.
You get less range with bigger wheels due to the weight difference between two more specifically rotating mass.
I think they may be offering 4 colors this round
Exterior paint options will be limited to Satin Steel Metallic (paint code G9K) and Stellar Black Metallic (paint GB8).
So Jim why do you think 4 colors will be offered?
About that Joe.
Blue and white have been added.
They’re at least correcting for ELR’s biggest flaw – performance.
I think ELR was supposed to share powertrain with the Fisker Karma (and use an LNF/2.0T), but that fell apart with the GM bankruptcy. Fisker’s relationship with GM became very strained after that – so engineering on the Karma didn’t track back to GM like it was supposed to. (It’s not well known but Karma used the cancelled Chevy Nomad frame, based off the Pontiac Solstice).
ELR had excellent suspension, but used Volt’s powertrain. Lyriq AWD can be rocket fast.
I thought the ELR’s biggest flaw was the price.
It was priced as if it had the Karma powertrain. If you put 300+ horsepower into a rakish, Hi-per Strut D2XX car – with near-infinite torque -it would have been the fastest Delta-based car GM ever sold.
It also would have answered the initial Model S, much better in speed… with the gas tank to handle range anxiety. Lutz wasn’t wrong to want it, GM was wrong in the implementation.
Combined with the most comfortable seats in a GM car, and the fastest suspension… it starts to make sense.
But with Lutz out the door, and Karma off-side, GM decided to just plate what they had, and not ship an official hybridized LNF variant.
Much like Fiero, the whole program was built around an engine that it didn’t get at launch.
I have a 16 ELR. Just a minor correction here. I agree the seats are great, but I think perhaps you’re confusing Magride with HiPer Strut when you mention it having the “fastest suspension”. One of the ELR’s most glaring omissions in my opinion is the lack of Magride, where it instead employs a more traditional variable damper setup.
It may have been overpriced at $80k, but I didn’t hesitate at $29k (and 29k miles).
Pricing for the ELR was terribly flawed especially since it used the Volt’s first generation powertrain. Additionally, the 2door coupe body was a big mistake. Rear visibility is terrible and trunk access was very limited.
I always thought the ELR’s biggest flaw was not its price, but that its performance was pretty much the same as the Volt. Which made it too easy to write off the ELR as an overpriced Volt.
However for lots of reasons, GM’s biggest mistake was making the Volt a Chevrolet rather than a Cadillac.
RWD gets 310 miles but why does GM hide the range of the AWD? Let’s assume consumers will be alarmed at 250 miles. Winter driving negates another 50 miles. Another point is what’s std equipment at $66000? GM is not telling the full story as options start packaged at $5000 ……this is another reason I don’t trust GM.
The Lyriq has a heatpump system, its range loss in winter won’t be as substantial.
Others think the range for the Lyriq will be between 280-290 for AWD
Rocket fast? They reported the AWD to be 4.9…hardly “rocket fast” considering the market.
Fast enough for me.
Stopping more often than normal, on the highway to charge for @76 miles+ addons, places it along side the Bolt and others except in Room, Enhancements. Good Luck Mary.
wtf are you saying? Please be more clearer LOL
It has a range of over 300 miles, and can recover 76 Miles in 10 minutes when charging.
So go for a distance, stop eat and get a significant portion of the range back.
Assuming you can find an open charging station at mealtime, when everyone else is stopping too. Good luck!
Reading is fundamental 🤣🤣🤣
It’s faster at charging than a Bolt but slower than refueling an ICE car. That’s to be expected. All EVs are like that – even the expensive $200,000 ones. We need a technological breakthrough before we can charge 400 miles in 5 minutes.
No present luxury sedan can hold 400 miles of gasoline in its tank.
That maybe true , but there are gas stations every where you go , you very rarely have to look for 1 , much less have your trip planned around refilling stations .
Really, so I just looked up the S-class. In one variant it is 600+(3L engine S500) and the S580 is 550miles. So yes, modern lux cars can go 400+ miles. My vette I think is 460 miles on a full tank, at least that is what the driver info claims, and in real travels I think I get around that. Never ran it dry, usually stop at 1/4 full.
25 mpg with a 16 gal tank. Not a big deal foe an ICE to achieve.
I have full sized Cadillac CT6’s, a 2017 and a 2020, both Premium Luxury models with AWD and SuperCruise. It is nothing for me to run 425-450 miles on a full tank @ 70+ MPH. Both of these cut to 4 cylinder mode on the highway. Filling up takes me less than 5 minutes.
I go 500 miles on a tank with my 2019 GMC AWD Acadia.
And that is in the winter too. EV’s will have their mileage cut in half on a cold day.
e.g.10 degrees F.
Stay away from them unless it is just a Grocery getter!
The last time I refueled my CT6 Platinum it said my range was 419 miles…..
To go from Phoenix to north of Sacramento will require less than three hours charging time. If you time that with pit stops, you’re basically adding an hour to the trip, to avoid $6.20/gallon gas.
Not to mention supercar speeds that you’d ordinarily have to buy a Cadillac V-series to get.
I’m not sure where you are going with this.
Dodging some bells and whistles for the sake of conversation, I’ve made road trips across the USA in a Bolt.
Charging times are used as a detractor. However they actually become a part of the trip it’s self, making a seamless adventure. I drive more, go more places than ever, because it’s actually fun. EVs re-define the American road trip experience in a fantastic, and that is hardly ever highlighted anywhere.
That asides he Lyriq charges at the top percentile of EVs out there right now, and has a healthy range in it’s initial offering to boot. Worry less. Drive more.
Look I get it, the EV group is going to have their way for sure. BUT, as my marketing guy would say, don’t lie to yourself. I have driven 24 hrs straight to get somewhere, with pit stops of < 10 minutes. Not my brightest moment, but circumstances required it. I have gone on ski trips with multiple drivers that we changed drivers to get there(LA to SLC). We were not interested in the scenery. We had a limited vacation time and we wanted it on the slopes, not at a rest stop. My brother and his wife routinely travel by car and swap drivers without stopping for 12 hours. Sometimes it is the destination, not the journey.
The RWD and AWD are so similar in price that I wonder how many RWD models will be made/sold after the initial batch.
That’s easy, a lot. Why? Because of how GM sells cars.
GM uses inferior models to price slash and burn.
An RWD Lyriq could see $10,000 incentive pricing, versus the AWD variant. So to get a Lyriq could get very affordable… if you’re willing to buy one that nobody else wants.
So we’re already predicting $10K off sticker…..
This sounds like a real winner.
Click bait. I came to this site because I wanted to see Lyriq pricing. Can’t find it.
Literally right in the article…
“According to GM Authority sources, pricing for the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Luxury RWD trim will start at $62,900, while pricing the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Luxury AWD trim will start at $64,900. Both figures include the destination freight charge (DFC).”
That said, they can improve… by adding a report post button for trolling.
The ELR was a better looking Volt at near twice the price with a back seat that was twice as un useful.
It was a mistake from the start to bring a show car to market with no I provments over the Chevy and asking more for it.
The Lyriq will be succesful because very few Cadillac owners ever drive over 300 miles in a single trip. In my case, I will charge it overnight with my home photovoltaic system and batteries. I travel less than 300 miles in a month and soon I will travel on free energy.
If you are really only traveling that few miles, an ICE car makes much more sense. The sunk investment in the battery far exceeds the benefit of free juice. Not to mention the sunk cost of the panels, which could be providing you energy for the home. It is unlikely you are generating more energy than your home consumes. You can buy quite alot of gas/miles for 10 grand. Assume 25mpg, 5 bucks per gallon, or 20c/mile. 2000 gallons/50 thousand miles.
Yup, that’s a big part of the dis-interest in EV’s! Just do the math.
Alot of us who are retired and travel do more than 300 miles a day.
That’s a 1/2 day travel for us and we are still ready for more when we go in one of our full-sized luxury sedan CT6’s that are loaded with luggage and sometimes 2 extra passengers in comfort and space. When I worked, I could easily do 1500 miles in a week and drove Cadillacs.
Good for you, but where I live, No Excalade, ESV, Yukon, Suburban Tahoe, 4 years or older has at Least 100K on the Odometer, most 125k & above.
The ELR was an upmarket Volt. Consider it a Volt 1.5. You can move modules into gen 1 Volts and get the same benefits from the platform. But those benefits were few. The MSRP was the thing that made people have an issue putting their hat on it.
Volt MSRP: Around $35,000
ELR MSRP: Around $75,000
Its was certainly distinguished, but the driveline made that package a difficult proposition.
Cadillac should not be measured in the ELR, as the Lyriq is a highly competitive entry to EVs.
If they pull off all the complexities they have highlighted on day one, they are gonna have a hot selling monster. The next challenge will be, can they build enough?
I think the Lyriq is very expensive when you consider the limited number of color choices, but especially when you consider that the range is only 300 miles. Also consider that the prices being quoted are for the Luxury RWD and AWD. I’m sure there will be a Premium Luxury model and possibly even a Platinum Edition, both of which will be much more expensive.
The current power grid is already over strained due to climate change. Add additional EV’s to the mix and we have a recipe for disaster.
Um. In my part of the country the grid could easily handle all the cars in my state being electric today. Even then there would still be about 30% capacity left on the table. So today it’s absolutely not a problem with less than 1% of the cars being electric.
Why is this a talking point? The US currently doesn’t need the capacity to charge all the cars as if they were electric. 7% of the US fleet is replaced every year. There’s plenty of time to increase electrical capacity in this country to handle what’s coming.
Why/how does the RWD with a bigger charging capacity (19.2 kW) get 52 miles of range in an hour while the AWD with a smaller capacity (11.5 kW) gets only 37 miles of range? I assume both are via a Level 2 charging station because both can get 76 miles of range in 10 minutes with a DC Fast Charging station.
AWD – “ … will feature a charging capacity of 11.5 kW, adding upwards of 37 miles per hour of charging, plus DC Fast Charging for 76 miles per 10 minutes of charge.”
RWD – “… a 19.2-kW charging capacity good for up to 52 miles of range per charging hour, and DC Fast Charging capabilities good for 76 miles of range per 10 minutes of charing [sic].”
Probably to keep the price down. AWD will likely offer an option to bump up to 19KW charge. Higher charge rate is slightly more expensive electronics. But the option will provide the profit needed. Really I view the base pricing of the Lyriq to be a pretty good deal. I think they are going to make the money off the options with possibly zero profit on the base models. Well, not zero, they get the carbon credits to offset the V-slade which will make tons of profit.
Well here we go with all the usual suspects and reasons for the imminent failure of EVs. I suspect these same arguments were made for why cars would never replace horses. I suspect these were all the same arguments made when Tesla first introduced the Model S. Tesla would NEVER be able to sell 1,000,000 units. Never. And certainly not without a dealer network. Never!
They all hang onto the rationale that whatever infrastructure we have today will continue to be stagnant and that technology does not evolve. Do you honestly believe that the OEMs, who are investing massive amounts, would do so without the prospect of being able to support and exceed the utility of ICE based platforms? Seriously?
Even musk has admitted but for the carbon credits and initial 7500 rebates, tesla would have failed. Seriously, you can’t fight tammany hall. Just like you can’t fight the fed. The central governments have decided the future is EV. Guess what, the future is EV.
If EV’s are all you say, why all the the government incentive and massive investment in the infrastructure bill. Not to mention states mandating zero emissions and the EPA strangling ICE vehicles with CAFE. Let the free market decide what consumers want and then see how things shake out.
They don’t even fix the roads. What makes you think they are going to upgrade the infrastructure? They aren’t going to, they will just give you a nice big blackout and you’ll stay home. Mayor Pete is too busy being a Mom.
In my state they do.
Man all those comments about my ELR are so clueless. I prefer Car & Driver’s opinion.
As far as the Lyriq goes…. Sounds like a bait and switch to me… What happened to the $59,990 INCLUDING destination????
Going to talk to dealers Thursday and Friday – The only contributions from this particular article are – I expect to be underwhelmed greatly.
Inflation happened. Nobody expected 10+% inflation and the global chip shortage to run through 2023.
Things cost more today. If they’re within 10% of their original target, that’s reasonable in the new normal.
You can’t keep things where they were, you have to accept inflation and start rationalizing it. Or be left broke.