All 2023 Cadillac Lyriq models that are ordered with Super Cruise will be delivered with the hardware for the next-generation Super Cruise system installed, including the exterior radar sensors and cameras, as well as the Super Cruise steering wheel. Customers will not be able to use Super Cruise on the vehicle when they take delivery, however, with GM set to activate the feature through an over-the-air software in the near future. In the meantime, Cadillac Lyriq owners affected by this problem will receive either 100,000 GM Reward Points or an extra year of free charging at certain public charging stalls. Affected vehicles will indicate they are “Super Cruise Capable,” on the window sticker, which will be joined by the RPO code R6I.
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edtion, which sold out in minutes after GM began accepting pre-orders last year, began rolling off the line at GM’s Spring Hill plant in Tennessee in late March, with initial deliveries of this version of the battery-electric luxury crossover set to begin this summer. The series production Luxury RWD and Luxury AWD trim levels, meanwhile, will enter production later this year. Pre-orders for the 2023 model year Cadillac Lyriq are now full, although customers can still put their name on the waiting list to receive a 2024 model year vehicle.
The Lyriq Debut Edition shares the same electric powertrain with the Luxury RWD, which consists of a single Ultium Drive unit rated at 340 horsepower and 324 pound-feet of torque, along with a 12-module, 100.4 kWh Ultium battery pack providing an EPA-estimated 312 miles of driving range on a full charge. Details on the Luxury AWD are slim at the moment, although it’s expected to produce over 500 pound-feet of torque thanks to its dual-motor powertrain. All three trim levels offered for the 2023 model year can be optionally equipped with Super Cruise for a price premium.