Cadillac Lyriq AWD Luxury And Sport Launch In China19
A week after GM Authority anticipated the imminent arrival of the new Cadillac Lyriq Sport in China, General Motors has just officially launched the AWD version of Cadillac‘s all-electric crossover with Luxury and Sport trims in the Asian country.
The automaker expanded the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq‘s range in the Chinese market with the introduction of the more powerful all-wheel drive variants, which will be available in both the Sport trim level that made its world debut in November, and the existing Luxury trim. As such, the Lyriq AWD arrives to further elevate the crossover’s outstanding driving dynamics and win over new customers in China.
The main novelty of the Cadillac Lyriq AWD is the addition of a second Ultium Drive motor, mounted on the front axle, offering more power and improved handling in more demanding conditions compared to the RWD variants. Together, the two motors develop 375 kW or 503 horsepower, along with 710 Nm or 524 pound-feet of torque, allowing for 0-to-60 mph bursts in just 4.6 seconds – less than the originally announced 4,9-second figure.
Meanwhile, the Cadillac Lyriq AWD’s Ultium battery pack offers a driving range of 608 km or 378 miles under China Light-Duty Vehicle Test Cycle (CLTC) procedures, compared to 650 km or 404 miles for the RWD model. In addition, the company claims that the battery pack supports DC fast charging throughout the product’s life cycle.
In China, the Cadillac Lyriq AWD comes standard in Luxury trim, while the Sport is offered as an option package. As such, the Lyriq Sport’s grille is notable for adopting its own pattern and lighting effect called “flying wing” with feather-like shapes, gloss black trim and clear-lens taillights.
The first deliveries of the new Cadillac Lyriq AWD Luxury and Sport will begin on Monday, December 26th at the Cadillac IQ Store dealer network set up exclusively for fully electric vehicles. The brand also announced its first over-the-air update for the Lyriq in that country and the expansion of the charging network to optimize the customer experience, with more than 400,000 charging stations planned across China by the end of next year.
The base price of the Cadillac Lyriq AWD in the Chinese market is 479,700 yuan, about $68,720 USD at current exchange rates.
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Very nice Sport version.
This article hasn’t mention about the new addition to this AWD variant has:
– 5G modem.
– Rear HVAC control.
And this AWD variant is called 700E4.
So nice to see the Chinese getting priority treatment over the USA. Good job GM. Can’t deliver a damn RWD Lyriq in the US, but the Chinese have multiple options with a delivery of less than 1 week from order. Just awesome!
Nowhere in the article does it say they are delivering cars in less than a week.
GMA reported just yesterday that production has steadily increased and as of October 2022, delivered ~2000 Lyriqs in a month.
I wonder why we’re not seeing them on social media? Still just a trickle with original DE customers still waiting. Yea, they’re doing awesome in the states. What part of GM do you work for?
There were issues sourcing the parts they needed to build enough cars, but recently they have improved in that area and are now producing a decent amount. And this applies to all manufactures not called tesla.
They have the parts on China. We get plenty of other stuff from over there. They can’t ship from a Chinese plant to a U.S. plant to increase production? Really?
Chinese Lyriq are made in China. Different plant.
But compare to Polestar, they also makes Polestar 2 in China. they ship it across pacific and sell them in Canada.
You might ask why, GM doesn’t do that? Probably they will to satisfy oversea demand?
The EV market in China is the number 1 market worldwide. Domestic EV has been hot, that fills with chinese brand, Tesla. Even Tesla has to lowered their price to compete.
I am not believing GM global strategy is letting the Rest of the world down on the EV market, but GM has been using China for several other car testing soil.
The delays in US BEV production are specifically related to delays in getting battery production running here in the US. The plant just started production in the fall and it’s a completely new process. Additionally, the UAW has been working extensively with the employees at the battery production facility to unionize.
This is not a China first situation. It’s an American problem.
Do you have a Lyriq on order?
I do Dave and have had since 9/2021. Thanks for asking. 😉
Do I need to go find that article for you as well? They produced 2,000 on October. How many reached the consumer vs sitting in a lot somewhere?
Why are you entitled to one of the first Lyriq models produced?
Sport grill looks way better then luxury one
Can you share a link to a clip with both versions
At this point I don’t care what GM does in China. They need to get cars delivered in the US.
What is the pricing for both the 2023 and 2024 Cadillac Lyriq?
Not everyone is eligible for a rebate. Why could GM not ship these from China to the USA?
In order to qualify for the Federal tax rebate, certain components must be sourced in countries other than China — in the United States or a country with which it has a trade agreement. Also, cars made in China are equipped in accordance with local regulations, which are different from those in the U.S. For example, those upper taillights are amber turn signals on the Chinese spec car, which also isn’t equipped with side marker lights.