Cadillac introduced its very first all-electric production vehicle, the Cadillac Lyriq crossover, for the 2023 model year, but now, GM Authority spy photographers have caught this 2024 Cadillac Lyriq undergoing some on-road testing with an interesting new door handle configuration.
As GM Authority exclusively covered in July, the Cadillac Lyriq is set to introduce a new door handle design compared to the original door handle design seen on the initial 2023 model year. For those readers who may be unaware, ingress for the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq requires that passengers press a large button located on the outside of the door that unlatches the door and allows passengers to grab onto a small “fin” protrusion located around the B-pillar. Passengers must then pull the fin to open the door. Meanwhile, passengers attempting to climb onboard through the rear doors must grab onto the door frame itself to swing the door open.
Notably, the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq featured here is seen without fins around the B-pillar, indicating it is equipped with a new door handle configuration.
This particular example is the base Luxury trim level, and is seen wearing a 450E badge, as equipped by rear-wheel drive models.
Further notable updates for the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq include the introduction of two new trim levels, specifically the Cadillac Lyriq Sport and 2024 Cadillac Lyriq Premium Luxury, thus following Cadillac’s Y trim level strategy. We previously captured the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq Sport out and about undergoing testing, showing off a revised grille design and unique lighting bits. The new Sport trim level also appears to be equipped with new black window surrounds, smoked (Neutral Density) taillights, and appropriately sporty alloy wheels.
As a reminder, the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq sources motivation from GM Utlium batteries and GM Ultium drive motors, while under the skin, the crossover rides on the GM BEV3 platform. Production takes place at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee.