The Cadillac Lyriq is certainly eye-catching, debuting the luxury marque’s very first all-electric offering with an aesthetic blend of technical details and elegance. Now, we’re getting our very first on-the-road look at the Cadillac Lyriq Sport 700E dressed in light blue paint thanks to the following GM Authority photos.
This particular Cadillac Lyriq is an example of the Sport AWD trim level, standing apart from the Luxury trim level thanks to a few performance-flavored exterior styling cues. This particular example is also a Chinese-market model, as indicated by the Chinese badge in the rear and the exterior paint color.
Interestingly enough, that light blue hue is actually the Cadillac Lyriq’s launch color for the Chinese market. The color is dubbed Evening Rain Sky Blue, per Google Translate. Notably, this particular crossover was seen out on public roads in Michigan. The Cadillac Lyriq EV officially launched in China last June.
In back, we spot a “700E4” badge, indicating that this particular example is equipped with all-wheel drive and a two-motor powertrain. Output from this setup is rated at 503 horsepower (375 kW) and 524 pound-feet of torque (710 Nm) in China. Under the skin, the Cadillac Lyriq rides on the GM BEV3 platform.
The Cadillac Lyriq keeps in step with the luxury marque’s Y trim level strategy, which offers two distinct trim level branches catering to customers focused on either luxury, or performance flavoring. The styling differentiation starts up front, where the central grille incorporates a diamond-cut pattern on the Sport trim, and a straight-line pattern on the Luxury trim level.
Further styling differences include gloss black exterior trim bits for the Cadillac Lyriq Sport, which stands apart from the Cadillac Lyriq Luxury’s chrome trim bits. These bits can be found along the upper grille, around the lights, and along the roofline, although it should be mentioned that the trim along the upper edge of the grille on this particular Cadillac Lyriq Sport appears to be chrome. The door handles also appear to be chrome, rather than body-colored, although the taillights do incorporate clear lenses, as opposed to the Luxury’s red lenses.