A week after announcing the local name of the all-electric crossover for the Chinese market, SAIC-GM has confirmed that it will launch the Cadillac Lyriq next week.
SAIC-GM, General Motors’ main joint venture in China, announced that it will present the all-new Cadillac Lyriq on Monday, June 6th, during a special event in Shanghai. It will trigger the countdown to the Lyriq’s arrival at dealerships, as the first vehicle based on Ultium Battery and Ultium Drive motor technology to be introduced to the Chinese market.
The final price of the Cadillac Lyriq’s three variants offered in China, the delivery schedule, the test drive plan, and other specific configuration details of this electric SUV will also be announced next week. If everything goes according to the automaker’s plans, official sales will probably begin in early July.
The all-new Cadillac Lyriq can currently be reserved through the Cadillac website and the “IQ Store” dealer network created exclusively to sell the brand’s electric vehicles. Interested customers need to deposit 1,190 yuan ($180). They will receive special benefits such as free public charging and a lifetime warranty on the vehicle and its electric powertrain.
Along with announcing the local name “锐歌” or Ruige – whose translation from Mandarin would be equivalent to “Cutting-Edge Song,” GM mentioned that the Cadillac Lyriq would be offered three variants: long-range Luxury RWD, long-range Premium RWD, and Premium AWD.
After its introduction in China, the all-new Cadillac Lyriq is expected to go into production at the Jinqiao Cadillac plant in the coming weeks. One of the Lyriq’s strengths against its competitors is that it offers a driving range of up to 312 miles and an output of 503 horsepower (375 kW) in the Premium AWD variant.