Cadillac Y-Trim Level Structure Revised Starting With 2024 Cadillac Lyriq24
The 2024 Cadillac Lyriq introduces a few key changes for the all-electric crossover, not the least of which is the debut of the new base-level 2024 Cadillac Lyriq Tech trim. As such, it appears as though Cadillac is revising its trim level structure strategy, starting with the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq.
For those readers who may be unaware, Cadillac’s trim level strategy previously incorporated a “Y-shaped” hierarchical structure, with Luxury trims forming the base of the structure. From there, more luxurious models branched out in one direction, while sportier models branched out in the other direction, with the former including Premium Luxury and Platinum models, and the latter including Sport and V-Series models.
Now, however, the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq appears to be revising that strategy, with the new Tech trim level now forming the base of the Y structure, replacing the Luxury trim as the base in the previous hierarchy. From the base Tech trim, the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq trim level structure branches out into Luxury and Sport models on the opposing sides of the “Y.”
The new structure and naming conventions should ultimately prove to be less confusing for customers, given the naming similarities between Luxury and Premium Luxury used previously. Additionally, placing the Sport trim above the previous base-level Luxury could also be considered somewhat confusing. Now, however, with Tech forming the base of the structure, it’s much clearer how Luxury and Sport trims are positioned within the Y structure.
Also, judging by the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq’s trim level strategy, there would be no more Platinum packages or trim levels, but rather 1, 2, and 3 grades for both Luxury and Sport trim levels. The numerical grades offer clearly-defined incremental levels of equipment and exterior features. Additionally, there theoretically is room for high-performance V-Series models at the top of the Sport structure, but Cadillac has not announced anything on this matter just yet.
As GM Authority covered previously, the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq Tech is tagged with the 1SA equipment group, while the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq Luxury will offer the Luxury 1 (1SC), Luxury 2 (1SD), and Luxury 3 (1SE) equipment groups. The 2024 Cadillac Lyriq Sport will offer the Sport 1 (1SF), Sport 2 (1SJ), and Sport 3 (1SK) equipment groups. Pricing starts at $58,590 for the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq Tech RWD.
All models ride on the GM BEV3 platform and equip GM Ultium batteries and GM Ultium drive motors. Production takes place at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee.
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I am sure that someone reading this article knows what the 1SC, 1SD, and 1SE equipment groups contain, but not me. It would be nice to have a quick description of what is the difference between a fully optioned luxury vs fully optioned sport model. Without different powerplants, is kinda hard to know what makes a vehicle sportiq.
The only difference feature wise between the Lux 3 and Sport 3 on the Lyriq is essentially an appearance package.
The only physical difference is the Sport gets an extra storage bin in the interior.
I don’t get this article at all. The 2024 brochure states that sport. Included all luxury items but we’re in addition to them, but still leaving stuff optional.
Seems like Caddy made a mistake by trying to include everything with the 2023s but couldn’t get it to work, like an 80 amp charger and super cruise self driving, as well as a fancy radio.
They patched a correction for 2024 by making all LYRIQs 48 amp standard, but just like the bolts NO ONE complained about the home charging speed of 32 amps.
The included charging cord and basic Qmerit installation is only good for 32 amps anyway, so the 80 amp standard thing is a waste for the vast majority of people. 48 is actually too much and 32 would match everything else they were doing on a standard basis since 2017.
The tech leaves the fancy radio optional. The sport is an aesthetic trim above the Luxuries 1,2 and 3 so now they have nothing like a “Y”, but a tiered totem pole 3-high.
48 Amps is necessary for 100 kWh battery, and the industry has moved to 11.5 kW as standard for many brands.
Oh that’s nonsense…. ABSOLUTELY no one complained about the bolt’s 32 ampere charge rate….. GM didn’t understand that so now made the minimum 48 amperes, when what EVERYONE WANTED was the Bolt’s fast charging on road trips to be faster than 52 kw……
Cadillac’s own policy states how nonsensical your comment is since they are only providing a 32 ampere charging cord to go with the QMERIT receptacle installation..
And, by the way, should you want anything LARGER, GM’s $1500 offer will ONLY apply to the wiring for your home – any 40, 48, 64, or 80 ampere facility (so called ‘Wallbox’ ) must be TOTALLY paid for by the homeowner…
For at home charging the 2022 Bolt has an 11.5 kW On Board Charger as standard… all of GM’s Ultium Vehicles will have 11.5 kW chargers as standard with 19.2 kW as optional, other brands have moved to 11.5 kW chargers….
What they give you as a portable EVSE in the vehicle is a cheap dual-plug 120/240 7.7 kW max wall box, if you want faster you will have to upgrade.
Most EV enthusiasts want at least 40 AMP charging for at home for the larger batteries.
Meh and pdw…
That is why 80 amps is and should always have been optional.
The EV drivers who always have to have things done their way only are a small minority but there are a surfeit of them on these boards and cannot accept the fact that if they want something then they can optionally get the extra themselves and not insist that everyone else be forced to purchase stuff they don’t need, can’t use, or simply do not want.
No kidding.. I just said that.. I believe the Tesla model 3 base trim is still 32 amperes and almost all companies that provide base plug in charging schemes with the vehicle such as Tesla, gm, and Ford provide 32 amps, while others such as audi provide 40 amperes, which incidentally is now the fastest rate allowed by the NEC for plugin charging by their most modern codes.
I already installed full 50 amp Chargepoints based on GMs 2022 comments stating 12KW for Rwd and 11.5 for Awd charging. As long as those charging rates are obtainable at home i will be happy for a 102 or 104KW battery pack. If not we will have an issue. Even at that power u are looking at 10 plus hoyrs if u had to fully charge before a road trip
the 1sc comes with no steering wheel And the 1sd has a steering wheel but no wiper blades and the 1se has both the steering wheel and the wiper blades but no radio.
1SD: 500hp AWD, 11.5kw charging, rear view mirror with auto dimming. Programmable liftgate.
1SE: 340hp RWD, 19.2kw charging, rear view camera illuminated door sills. Hands-free liftgate with Cadillac logo light.
That’s pretty much it that I can see so far. 1SE also gets a rear camera washer and extra wheel options. 1SD gets a Trailer prep.
Only realized after I replied that the above is for 2023. For model year 2024:
All trims come standard with 340hp RWD motor. All trims allow an upgrade to 500hp AWD motor. AWD model comes standard with Hitch Guidance, Hitch View, and Trailer Prep.
1SC: 7-speaker audio system, Dual-zone climate control, Lane keep assist with lane departure, auto, Programmable liftgate
1SD: AKG 19-speaker system with front row headrest speakers, Supercruise, Dual-zone climate control, Programmable liftgate, Active Noise Cancellation, Driver & Passenger lumbar support, One Touch Rear Seat Fold Flat, Ventilated front seats,
1SE: AKG 19-speaker system with front row headrest speakers, Supercruise, Rear console air vents, forced air, Active Noise Cancellation, Driver & Passenger lumbar support, One Touch Rear Seat Fold Flat, Heated rear outboard seats, Vehicle tilt and interior movement sensors, Hands-Free Liftgate, Ventilated front seats, Cargo cover, Black Roof, Rear Camera Washer, Self-powered theft deterrent.
1SD & 1SE Optional: 19.2 kW AC, Sunroof
1SE Optional: Nappa Leather, illuminated sill plates
Thanks for the listing. Any pricing to go along with it, or is this subject to change like the 2023 paint and drivetrains were?
GM Authority reported two weeks ago the Lyriq’s pricing as follows:
1SC RWD: $62,690
1SC AWD: $66,190
1SD RWD: $66,990
1SD AWD: $70,490
1SE RWD: $70,590
1SE AWD: $74,090
Can’t say for sure if these prices are cemented in or if GM will change them. I suppose anything is possible.
Thanks for consolidating the pricing in 2 easy-to-understand comments.
No problem. I’m glad it helped.
These trim difference makes more money for sure, but it makes production inefficiency to a whole new level.
Looks like GM doesn’t learn from Tesla and Genesis.
They offer very few packaging and all inclusive pricing.
Made to order packaging should be a thing from the past.
The convoluted trim options couldn’t be more confusing to the average consumer. If GM is wanting to make the consumers feel like they own something special, they probably don’t realize the granularity in options only means something to the person that owns that specific model. Its like you can not spec out a custom COPO anymore, we will just tell you which options you want?
I love your comment.
Just like my previous comment above, Slimming the millionths combination of variation and concentrate to offer more cars and delivering them instead.
Both win win. Cut shorter waiting time from time of ordering and delivery.
Beat this problem of mark up issue, with dealers.
Meanwhile the rest of the EV world is moving toward simplified vehicle configurations with less ordering complexity. This complicated totem pole structure only leads to customer confusion and frustration. It is so “last century”. If GM needs cost reduction, it could start by eliminating their complexity generating product configuration planners.