GM produced 2,980 units of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq in January, GM Authority has learned. The revelation comes on the heels of company representatives indicating that both production and shipments are ramping up.
The nearly 3,000 Cadillac Lyriqs produced is the largest monthly production total since the model began rolling off the assembly line in March 2022. The latest monthly production figure brings the total number of 2023 Cadillac Lyriq EVs produced to 11,175 units assembled at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee, which GM upgraded as part of a $2 billion investment to bring the facility up to spec for electric vehicle production.
Shipping of the Lyriq has lagged production because GM placed a quality hold to resolve teething issues in the new electric luxury crossover. The General only delivered 122 units of the Cadillac Lyriq in all of calendar 2022 as it worked on a vehicle software management update, a fix for a cracking liftgate panel, and a recall for display issues.
However, with these early quality problems resolved, shipment of 2023 Cadillac Lyriq has accelerated sharply in recent weeks. Cadillac global vice president, Rory Harvey, revealed during a recent media briefing attended by GM Authority that Lyriq shipments reached 1,000 units during the 30 days ending on Friday, February 17th.
The table below provides a more detailed look at the total number of electric vehicles produced using GM Ultium batteries and GM Ultium drive motors, which currently includes two nameplates – the Cadillac Lyriq and the GMC Hummer EV Pickup.
|GMC Hummer EV Pickup||Cadillac Lyriq|
At the aforementioned media briefing, Harvey also revealed that all orders placed for the Debut Edition of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will be fulfilled by the end of first quarter 2023. It is unknown at this point if GM produced any Cadillac Lyriqs for the 2023 model year except the limited Debut Edition trim.
With the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq’s scheduled final day of production on March 17th, 2023 looming, and the start of regular production (SORP) for the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq fast approaching on March 20th, 2023, GM will shift an unspecified number of 2023 Cadillac Lyriq orders over to the 2024 model year.