Although production of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq has been ongoing since March of 2022, only 122 units of the all-electric luxury crossover were delivered during the 2022 calendar year. Now, however, GM Authority has learned that Cadillac Lyriq deliveries are about to ramp up significantly.
GM Authority has learned that the quality hold on built Cadillac Lyriq units has been released. As such, built units of the crossover are now shipping to dealers. Units are expected to arrive quickly, as they are being shipped directly.
Earlier this week, GM Authority took a look at why new units of the Cadillac Lyriq were taking so long to be delivered. As covered previously, production of the Cadillac Lyriq kicked off at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee last March following a $2 billion renovation to prep the facility for EV production. A total of 8,195 units of the Cadillac Lyriq were produced last year, including 2,477 units produced in November alone, the highest monthly production total thus far.
However, only 122 units were delivered during 2022, 20 of which were part of the GM’s new Cadillac Lyriq Ambassador program. So what’s up with the delay?
Well, as it turns out, the slow rollout is actually intentional. The Cadillac Lyriq has faced a few teething issues since it first started rolling off the line, with GM issuing a fix for the crossover’s vehicle software management update, a fix for a cracking liftgate panel, and a recall for display screen issues. With that in mind, GM’s gradual rollout for Cadillac’s very-first production EV is intended to ensure the delivery of a relatively problem-free vehicle.
Another factor is timing, with any vehicle typically taking between 30 and 100 days to reach a dealer. Considering the vast majority of Cadillac Lyriq units have been built since last September and later, it’s possible that many units are still in the process.