Certain tech features on the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will not be active once deliveries begin. Thankfully these features will be activated through over-the-air updates once they are available, allowing owners to take advantage of them without having to take the vehicle back to the dealership.
According to Cadillac Lyriq product manager Steve Mertes, GM will push a comprehensive over-the-air update to the battery-electric crossover in the fourth quarter of this year that will make the following features active:
To be clear, all 2023 Cadillac Lyriq units will be produced with the hardware to support the above-listed technologies, however the software for these systems will not be ready from launch. GM pushed the introduction of the Lyriq ahead by nine months, allowing it to be released in 2022 instead of 2023, however this meant GM needed a little more time to get the software for certain systems ready, Mertes said. While this is a slight inconvenience to customers, it’s important the automaker gets these features right, especially as they relate to semi-automated driving and active safety systems.
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 shortly. 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. These reservation holders may also be able to purchase a 2023MY vehicle, depending on how many other reservation holders decide to follow through with the purchase.