The Cadillac Lyriq Will Launch This Year In South Korea5
During a special event to present its commercial strategy for 2023 in South Korea, General Motors confirmed that the Cadillac Lyriq will be launched this year in the Asian country.
The company officially announced that the Cadillac Lyriq will be the first all-electric vehicle based on Ultium Battery technology and the Ultium Drive propulsion system to arrive in South Korea, with a commercial launch scheduled for this same year in that country. As such, the Cadillac Lyriq will kick off GM’s new offensive of next-generation zero-emission products in South Korean auto market.
In particular, South Korea becomes the fifth market worldwide where the automaker has so far confirmed the Cadillac Lyriq’s arrival after the United States, China, Canada and the Middle East. As is the case with the model in China, the Cadillac Lyriq was selected as the spearhead to introduce GM’s latest electric drive technology to Korea.
In addition to being the first EV in the American luxury brand’s history, the Cadillac Lyriq stands out for introducing the next-generation design language and the new Cadillac global naming system, as well as a higher level of refinement and class-leading technological equipment. All this makes the Lyriq a strategic product that will lead the brand’s international expansion.
Although GM Korea only announced the launch of electric crossover and has not yet revealed any additional details, everything seems to indicate that the Cadillac Lyriq will arrive in South Korea with units imported from the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee. The Lyriq is also manufactured at the Cadillac Jinqiao plant in Shanghai, but to exclusively supply China which represents Cadillac’s volume market, and where demand for EVs is the highest.
The Cadillac Lyriq’s official launch in South Korea is expected to happen sometime this year, likely after the all-electric crossover’s sales in the U.S. market are regularized. In fact, the Lyriq will be the first of 10 Ultium-based all-electric vehicles that GM will launch in Korea by 2025.
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Good for them…. I’m waiting for the GMA article where ONE LYRIQ arrives in NY State !!!!
As I mentioned on Cadillac Society – I think all the numbers are phony and that GM has been fibbing all along…. This morning the nearest LYRIQ available in NY State is ONE (!) Lyriq in St. Clair, Michigan. Nationwide there are only 70 for sale (per Cars Dot Com) – some Silver but mostly Black…. ALL 2WD so it looks like there won’t be any 4WD until 2024 model year.
If there are actually over 8,000 still unsold LYRIQs and the ‘quality holds’ have been officially removed, – obviously there should be more than 70 for sale Nationwide..
Maybe the NAFTA locations are better at making Blazer EVs, and perhaps that almost identical vehicle will have a better rollout, but as they say, We’ll see.
Such an entitled little child throwing a tantrum because you didn’t get the first Lyriq. Get a life!
You don’t get the concept that these Lyriqs are customer orders and thus the reason they aren’t showing up for sale?
Now sit back and relax and stop your endless whining.
The great keyboard warrior has Spoken!!!!
I had a Hard Agreement – not just a reservation, and many other people had similar arrangements.
An Agreement has legal ramifications, but since you are well under 18 they are not binding on you.
Please don’t make a mess in Mommie’s Basement.
I too have a signed contract with features etc and a final price. They did not take a $100 deposit for a reservation. They made an official contract with a $1000 deposit along with color codes, features and options I wanted. I have an actual printout from the system…for model year 2023 with AWD. Yet no word on delivery and production date for 2023 closing in less than one month. Waiting to see what the dealership is going to do.
I also traveled to a dealership in NY that stated they had a Lyriq to view in person. When I arrived several salespeople told me they didn’t actually have it yet and now they are not sure when it physically shows up (RWD)- an unsold unit for their dealership probably for high mark up. They also gave me same story about GM having many issues ….and they sounded like they were tired of excuses too by GM. They had a nice red mist Corvette on the floor and said they were not getting in their allocations on those too like they were supposed to. I’m surprized GM is making a profit.
Just what does “likely after the all-electric crossover’s sales in the U.S. market are regularized” actually mean?
Hopefully, it is that everyone on the pre-order list can actually order a car and maybe even get one. And note the article says “likely” with no firm commitment.
GM has never released the number of pre-order waiting list $100 deposits, nor how many of those are actual orders. At this time my dealer does not even have an order sheet, let alone a car to look at.
So yes GM Fan, I’m not happy that as a customer who GM led to believe I could get a Debut Edition in 2022 or Q1 of 2023, I may actually get a 2024 model car at a significantly higher cost, and not until POSSIBLY Q4, while GM has plans to export cars produced this year in this county to South Korea.
If GM ever comes asking for another government bailout based on how those of us “unnumbered” on the waiting list have been (and it seems will continue) to be treated, I will lead the cheer to tell GM to go pound sand.