All-New Cadillac Lyriq EV Pre-Production Starts In China20
Almost six months after the official introduction of the all-new Cadillac Lyriq in China late last year, GM has just announced the pre-production start of Cadillac‘s all-electric crossover in the Asian country. With this, the Cadillac Lyriq is ever closer to beginning its commercial adventure in the world’s largest automotive market, and the most important one for electric vehicles.
The automaker confirmed that the first pre-production Cadillac Lyriq rolled off the assembly line at the Cadillac Jinqiao plant located in Shanghai, which is managed by SAIC-GM. This is an important change from the most recent information revealed by GM’s main joint venture in China, as it previously stated that the all-new Cadillac Lyriq would be the first vehicle built at the new Ultium Center plant, also located in Shanghai.
“I want to thank the team for doing an excellent job to achieve this important milestone during this critical time. It’s a strong testament to our world-class manufacturing,” said Vice President of Cadillac in China, Chris Biggs, in a statement. “Today takes us one big step closer to enabling our customers to enjoy the industry-leading EV technology and luxury experience that only Cadillac can offer,” he added.
The pre-production start of the all-new Cadillac Lyriq in China occurs a month and a half after the luxury crossover’s start of series production at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee on March 21st. GM’s initial plan was to start selling the Cadillac Lyriq in China first, but the semiconductor shortage affected the supply chain and delayed the vehicle’s launch in the Asian country.
The all-new Cadillac Lyriq has just entered the final testing stage in China before mass production and customer deliveries begin. GM will use this stage to optimize the manufacturing process, perform reliability testing and complete local validation of some of the vehicle’s features, including the infotainment system and Super Cruise technology to ensure the highest level of quality.
Regular production of the new Cadillac Lyriq will begin in China in the coming weeks, whiles sales and the first customer deliveries are scheduled for early July. The luxury electric crossover will debut a new Cadillac direct-selling system in the country through its all-new “IQ Stores” network, a brand-owned dealer franchise created exclusively for electric vehicles.
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^^^ agree in part,
1. Shanghai is a closed port, so not soon cars can go to USA in Vehicle Carriers, neither from LA to Shanghai.
2. The front and rear are surreal tornado lines, heavy interpreted, too much without a sense to me, not elegant
3. it is either not built for me, EV are not our taste, neither our electrical conditions, but nice light blue first pic
Once you drive and operate an EV for a long term, you will never go back to an ICEV. The drive is smooth and quiet, and there is no maintenance, except the windshield washer fluid. The only replaceables are wiper blades and the cabin air filter if the environment is dusty.
You may downplay the electric power but do you run your smartphone on gasoline, or need to visit a gas station to recharge it? An EV is just a smart appliance with wheels and is the only mobile device that moves you. You recharge it at night, just like your mobile devices! If you have photovoltaic power generation at your home, all your energy is free! Can you get gasoline for free?
I bet you will remember this post in less than ten years from today.
I do agree. Our electric bill last month included only the basic fee, some other fees, and our whole house surge protector. Our solar cells produced more power than we used, including charging our 2022 Bolt EUV. We use this Chevy for all our local and nearby city driving. And the number of DC chargers is increasing monthly, making its use for longer trips more feasible, too.
I bet nobody will remember you in 10 years on here.
Couldn’t agree more, Electric vehicles in general will outperform gas vehicles either by speed or by overall maintenance. The problem that makes many on ease is the infrastructure to meet up to demand, disposal of the batteries, and the range/charging speeds. A lot of old folk cannot get passed that coal is powering charger stations (considering coal has been used for electricity production since the 60’s). In addition, the batteries are another argument because disposal of it seems to be the dilemma provided it is not recycled properly. Then, there is the cost batteries pose IF the battery’s warranty expires and customers are left with a hefty new battery price tag after 100K miles. Now, considering most people just exchange the aging EV for the newest tech then that whole issue would be avoided especially if it is leased but most people will want to keep a vehicle long-term like traditional gas vehicles that turn into money pits after (200-300K miles). I look forward to hearing your rebuttal.
GM Does build the Lyriq EV in the United States too. In Spring Hill Tennessee. They are also in the process of building the worlds largest battery plant in Spring Hill.
One good thing about supply chain issues, the U.S. gets the Lyriq before China! Who eould have thought?
Awaiting the first automotive journalist report for the Lyriq.
Looking forward to test comparison with Tesla.
Agreed, I have been seeing and reading so many people pass judgment without all the facts. It’s not only amusing but annoying as well.
If your can’’t make it in North America you could keep your cars
guarantee u GM does better Business in Shanghai than in Detroit.
Looking at the photos provided it appears that they have a white and perhaps a “light blue” color as well as darker colors. Here in the U.S. take your pick of gray or black and you better like it, because even when the AWD version comes next, you still can choose from gray or black. How stupid can they be?? I realize each color adds something to the production complexity, but really, a $50,000+ “halo” car in only two colors here??