GM has confirmed the official range figures for the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition.
The battery-electric luxury crossover has earned an estimated driving range of 312 miles, which applies to the Debut Edition trim level with the 12-module, 100.4 kWh Ultium battery pack. This trim comes with a single-motor Ultium Drive powertrain rated at 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque, which sends power to the rear wheels only. It’s not clear if this range estimate will change between vehicles ordered with the standard 20-inch wheels and those equipped with the optional 22-inch wheels.
This estimated driving range exceeds that of GM’s own initial projected range of 300 miles for the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, and puts it in the same ballpark as rival offerings like the BMW iX, which has an EPA-estimate range of 324 miles. It will be interesting to see if the range estimate varies for the upcoming Cadillac Lyriq Performance AWD, which is expected to feature a dual-motor powertrain good for up to 500 horsepower. This Cadillac Lyriq variant is expected to enter production later this year, with deliveries commencing in early 2023, so we should learn more about it in the not-too-distant future.
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition began rolling off the assembly line at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee in March. Pricing for this now sold-out Debut Edition, which is based on the entry-level Luxury trim level, starts at $59,990. Customer deliveries are expected to begin shortly.
GM will eventually be able to produce up to 200,000 examples of the Cadillac Lyriq at the Spring Hill plant annually if required. The automaker said in February that it had initially planned to produce just 3,200 examples of the crossover this year, but had raised that guidance to 25,000 units amid strong demand.