The 2024 Cadillac Lyriq EV will be the first GM vehicle in North America to feature 5G network connectivity, GM Authority has learned. This 5G capability will be standard on all trims of the Lyriq.
GM announced its 5G plans for 2024 on August 19th, 2021, after two years of working with AT&T to develop the necessary network connectivity. After testing 5G-enabled vehicles at its Milford Proving Ground test center in Michigan during spring and early summer 2022, GM said its partnership with AT&T would enable it to launch the “world’s largest fleet of 5G-enabled vehicles.”
GM will use the 5G network to support technologies such as OnStar connected services, Super Cruise and its Global B electronic architecture, also known as Vehicle Intelligence Platform. On a more everyday level, 5G connectivity will speed up navigation system address and POI lookup, traffic and weather info delivery, video and music downloads, and over-the-air software updates. It will also provide faster Wi-Fi internet connection speeds. GM was among the first to roll out 4G LTE mobile broadband technology in its vehicles, and appears to be moving forward with its 5G fifth-generation data technology, too, with the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq spearheading the effort.
Meanwhile, older vehicles from GM’s Chevy, GMC, Buick, and Cadillac brands have lost OnStar connectivity following Verizon’s December 2022 2G sunset. The older network has been retired in favor of 4G and 5G development.
The 2024 Cadillac Lyriq will introduce several other updates to the nameplate as well. An additional trim level, the base-level Tech, is new for the upcoming model year. The 2024 Cadillac Lyriq Tech omits a number of aesthetic and convenience features standard on the Luxury and Sport trims.
The Tech trim’s cabin has the Noir interior colorway with two-tone upper bolster accents in genuine aluminum trim. The Driver Assist Package (RPO code Y66), which consists of several safety systems, is optional on the Tech, but standard on other 2024 Cadillac Lyriq trims.
The Luxury 3 (1SE Equipment Group) and Sport 3 (1SK Equipment Group) trims of the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq are getting an optional Nappa Leather Package (RPO code PCH). This package dresses up the interior with Nappa leather, genuine ash wood trim, and illuminated front sill plates for a price of $3,990.
GM Authority uncovered the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq’s pricing in late January 2023. Prices for the 2024 Lyriq range from $58,590 MSRP for the Tech trim with RWD to $74,590 for an AWD Sport 3. We also detailed full pricing of options and packages for the vehicle.
As a reminder, the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq is equipped with GM Ultium batteries and GM Ultium Drive motors, while riding on the GM BEV3 platform. Production will take place at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee, with start of regular production (SORP) scheduled for March 20th, 2023.