On Tuesday, November 8th, GM Authority exclusively reported on the world debut of the all-new Cadillac Lyriq Sport AWD in China, following our exclusive spy shots of the new EV variant undergoing testing in Michigan. And now, we’re bringing a design comparison between the new sporty trim and the Lyriq’s introductory Luxury trim level.
The all-new Cadillac Lyriq Sport has just debuted, introducing a dynamic new look for the fully electric crossover that adds an overall blacked-out finish. It also features notable design distinctions from the Luxury RWD trim level that we discovered during the official presentation of the Lyriq.
In keeping with Cadillac’s Y trim level strategy, which establishes two distinct branches of progressively more expensive and equipped versions focused on luxury or performance, the new Cadillac Lyriq Sport features bolder styling by including a revised front grille incorporating a diamond-cut pattern, with main lines that evoke motorsport checkered flags – according to the manufacturer itself.
The Cadillac Lyriq Sport’s front end contrasts with the striking and bright design of the Luxury trim’s front fascia, whose grille includes a pattern of multiple straight lines throughout the black glass area that make it appear larger. This pattern creates the “digital rain” lighting effect, while the Sport trim’s grille has its own “flying wing” light effect with feather-like shapes at both ends.
In addition, the new Cadillac Lyriq Sport adopts gloss black exterior trim, replacing the Luxury’s chrome strip on the top of the grille, chrome light surrounds, and roofline chrome trim that runs from the base of the windshield to the D-pillar. Other differences are body-color painted door handles and clear taillight lenses, in contrast to the Luxury model’s chrome handles and red lenses.
The all-new Cadillac Lyriq Sport has just started its pre-sale period and will arrive at the official Cadillac dealer network in China at the end of December. The Sport trim is expected to debut during the first half of next year in the United States as one of the main new additions for the Lyriq’s 2024 model year, alongside the more opulent Premium Luxury trim.