2023 Cadillac Lyriq AWD Production Planned Before 2024MY Turnover11
Production and delivery of the Cadillac Lyriq is ramping up, with GM recently resolving a quality hold on built Cadillac Lyriq units, per a GM Authority exclusive published in January. Now, GM Authority has learned that production of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will include non-Debut Edition models as originally planned, with both Lyriq AWD and Lyriq RWD units produced.
A Cadillac spokesperson recently confirmed to GM Authority that in addition to the Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition, GM will also produce non-Debut Edition units for the 2023 model year, including Lyriq AWD and Lyriq RWD variants. For now, there’s no indication exactly how many units of the various configurations will be built.
Per Cadillac global vice president Rory Harvey, all orders placed for the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition will be fulfilled by the end of the first quarter of the 2023 calendar year. GM originally opened reservations for the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition in September of 2021, with the Debut Edition offered as the exclusive trim level at launch. Reservations sold out within 10 minutes of opening.
Harvey also recently revealed that some 2023 Cadillac Lyriq orders would be shifted to the 2024 model year, with affected customers offered some sort of inventive to make the switchover. GM has not specified exactly how many 2023 Cadillac Lyriq orders will be switched to the 2024 model year, nor has it elaborated on the related incentive, although some customers have claimed GM is offering $5,000 to make the switch.
Production and shipment for the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq has been relatively low so far, with just 8,195 units produced during the 2022 calendar year, and just 122 units shipped. The slow rollout is intentional, however, as GM addresses early quality issues, such as a cracking liftgate panel and display screen issues, as well as updates for the vehicle software management. Since the quality hold release, deliveries have ramped up considerably, with roughly 1,000 deliveries made in roughly a month, per a GM Authority report published February 15th.
As a reminder, both the Cadillac Lyriq AWD and Cadillac Lyriq RWD feature GM Ultium batteries and GM Ultium Drive motors, with the GM BEV3 platform providing the underpinnings. Production takes place at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee.
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I guess if they can roll one AWD off the assembly line in the next two weeks they can say the AWD production started in the 2023 MY. Doesn’t the 2023 MY end around March 17? Maybe they will keep the line open on a Saturday so that AWD unit can get done!
This has been a tough launch to say the least. I’m a huge fan of GM’s efforts to go electric and I’ve always said that when the folks that know how to build cars move into the EV space that Tesla and Rivian, et-al will be in for some trouble in both the volume and quality space. Now, GM needs to prove me right. You can’t continue to use the old Popeye line…. “I’ll gladly pay you tomorrow for a cheeseburger today”… Whimpy used that line a lot but it didn’t often work for him and it ain’t gonna work for GM. We need to see these vehicles in full on production. That includes the Equinox, Blazer and most importantly the Pickup. GM has to beat the Tesla truck to market and be producing them at volume before years end.. It’s already a big miss being behind Ford.
Actually ” I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday, for a hamburger today ” was what Wimpy used to say.
Perhaps my e-mails to Mary Barra has stirred the pot some.
Haha 2 blue Luxuries and 1 AWD Luxury models mfd prior to the 18th of this month.
How many Champagne Galas will the officers treat themselves to now that they have Infinitely increased production (from 0 to 1)?
I am a huge fan of GM and former exec. I put a deposit on the Lyric and Blazer. Last week I week finalize my delivery and Earhart Cadillac in Phoenix told they don’t care what GM said they are Adding $10,000 to MSRP. Needless to say they won’t get my order. Waiting see if GM will let them hold my money and me hostage.
Well done! But some idiot will gladly pay that extra $10,000 to buy that Lyriq.
I ordered a blue one from Cadillac in Phoenix, they tried to bake in 4k after MSRP when I gave a deposit. I said not ever! And they took it off, but this is what I fear is going to happen, they might not uphold the price on the order when or if they get my car in!
Your lucky. Earnhart Cadillac took my deposit interest free on a GM marketing program, they now walked away from, once. Fast forward months later GM does not used the program with dealer saying it does not work and Earnhart refusing to sell at MSRP. Checking with the attorney general to see if it is legal take your money under context to purchase at MSPR hold it interest free and change the contest with out notification and ad on mark up of $10k makeup on top of MSRP. I ordered with Earnhart Cadillac because I though with their name they were honest an operated rated on policies with integrity. Recommend find different dealer Coulter Cadillac is selling at fair prices. Let people the dealers who are gouging people.
I’m still waiting to see what happens with my order. It may be time for me to call my dealer to see what the status is for my order. I don’t think a lot of Lyriq orders had been placed yet at my dealership when I ordered mine since they seemed to be in a learning stage of the options available when I spoke with them. I have a GM order # (if that even means anything) similar to another GM vehicle that is now going into production in a month. I put down $1000 and signed a contract at the dealership. While they wrote up the contract they went online with GM to place the order and get the configured order #. The contract listed all the options and fees, taxes and the balance due on delivery with our signatures at the bottom..along with an online printout of the order from GM. Contract does state I have the right to request a full refund if the vehicle is not delivered in 150 days (I’m well past that point) but doesn’t mention anything about dealer backouts. It lists some NYS consumer rights for me but that’s about it.
Is this the same scenario everyone else has with their Lyriq orders with the dealers trying to raise the price still when the car is delivered? I specificially asked my dealership about markups before ordering and was told they do not markup their vehicles and none was listed in the final contract when I went through all the numbers.
I’d say you’re buying your Lyriq at MSRP.