The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq marks a critical inflection point for the luxury marque, introducing Caddy’s very first all-electric offering. Naturally, something this important should have a cabin to match, and in this respect, the Lyriq does not disappoint. To show you exactly what we mean, we’re taking a deep dive into the Cadillac Lyriq interior with the following exclusive GM Authority video.
Hosted by GM Authority Executive Editor Alex Luft, the video pours every aspect of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq cabin space, from ingress and egress, to the materials, the dash, the center console, the infotainment, the front seats, the rear seats, and the trunk.
To get into the Cadillac Lyriq, first press the door-handle-shaped button, which pushes the door open. Then, pull the small tab located around the window frame. With the door open, we see the full glory that is the Lyriq’s interior, with loads of soft-touch materials throughout, plus unique switchgear, buttons, and switches.
Notably, everything about the interior of the Cadillac Lyriq is unique, as the luxury EV shares nothing with the rest of the GM lineup (save for, perhaps, the Rear Camera Mirror). The overall design and layout are fantastic, with a ton of cool details hidden away in each corner. The door panels, for example, have a unique mesh inlay design that’s repeated throughout the cabin space, while the door jambs show the Cadillac “merlettes” as a nod to the luxury marque’s past.
Looking over the seats, we find AKG speakers embedded in the headrest, while the seat upholstery is nicely perforated. The seat width is also about two inches wider than the seats equipped by other Cadillac crossovers, as the seat controls in the Lyriq are relocated from the lower portion of the seats to the door panel.
Handling the infotainment is a massive 33-inch curved LED screen that stretches across the dash, wrapping around the driver and serving as both the gauge cluster / instrument panel as well as the central infotainment display within the center stack. The graphics are crisp, clean, and easy to read. Navigating the onboard tech is done via both a touchscreen format or via the rotary control in the center console, with the latter being similar to the rotary controller found in current Cadillac models.
Room is abundant, both up front and in the rear, and the rear seats are capable of reclining to deliver more comfort to rear seat passengers.
The cargo room is abundant, with an expansive trunk. The rear hatch area is also particularly noteworthy in this respect, since the rear hatch floor hides a rather large cubby space beneath it. Just lift the floor for access to a hidden cargo area perfect for storing valuables. In fact, Luft thinks of the Lyriq’s frunk as actually being in the trunk, and the discovery finally provides the necessary context to the words from Lyriq chief engineer Jamie Brewer.
The detail that when into the Cadillac Lyriq’s interior is nothing short of amazing, so hit play on the video below to experience it for yourself.