The Cadillac Lyriq is an important vehicle for the luxury marque as it slowly transitions to an all-electric portfolio by the end of the decade. As Cadillac’s first mass-production EV, it’s imperative that it stacks up favorably against its competition. Thankfully for GM, the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq has just been handed the 2023 Luxury Green Car of the Year award.
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq has been recognized by Green Car Journal as the best luxury electric vehicle on sale today. The Lyriq beat out competitors like the Genesis GV60, Lexus RX, Mercedes-Benz EQB and Polestar 2 to take home the award. Overall, the Toyota Crown was named the 2023 Green Car of the Year.
For reference, Green Car Journal is a publication founded in 1992 that focuses on EVs and environmentally conscious vehicles.
This award follows on the heels of other GM products that have received similar Green Car Journal recognition. The 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV was the winner of the 2022 Urban Green Car of the Year award, beating out the likes of the Hyundai Kona Electric, Hyundai Venue, Kia Seltos and Mini Cooper SE. Additionally, the BrightDrop EV600 was named the 2022 Commercial Green Car of the Year, winning over the ELMS Urban Delivery EV, Ford E-Transit, Lightning eMotors Electric Van and Rivian Electric Delivery Van.
On top of these first-place finishes, the 2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup was named a finalist for the 2022 Green Truck of the Year award. The all-electric supertruck was joined by four other finalists for the award, including the Ford F-150, Ford Maverick, Rivian R1T, and Toyota Tundra. An interesting note to make is that the Ford F-150, Ford Maverick, and Toyota Tundra were recognized for offering hybrid powerplant options. Meanwhile, the Rivian R1T is all-electric, just like the GMC Hummer EV.