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.