Update: the Digital Key will be available after all for the 2024 Lyriq, according to GM, but only for Apple devices at launch. See details here.
The 2024 Cadillac Lyriq represents the second model year of the luxury marque’s first, and currently only, all-electric luxury crossover. Now, GM Authority sources tell us that General Motors has forgone the Digital Key feature for the 2024 model year.
The Digital Key (RPO code BOY) feature for the 2024 Lyriq won’t be offered as initially planned, GM Authority has learned. This feature was intended to be available as part of the Driver Assist Package (RPO code Y66) on the starting Tech trim level, and standard on all other trims of the electric crossover.
For reference, the Digital Key feature allowed owners to gain entry and operation of the vehicle by using a smartphone app instead of a traditional keyfob.
It’s worth noting that The General originally planned to offer this feature on the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq as standard, even in the Debut Edition. However, it was taken off the feature list and pushed back to the 2024 model year. As of the time of this writing, it’s unknown when, if ever, this feature will be available for the Lyriq.
As a reminder, among the more notable features introduced for the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq is the new power panoramic dual-panel sunroof. Tagged with RPO code CAJ, this feature includes a power panoramic dual-panel sunroof that replaces the standard fixed glass roof (RPO code CFD), both of which include a power retractable sunshade. This new sunroof option is optional on Luxury 2 (equipment group 1SD), Luxury 3 (equipment group 1SE), Sport 2 (equipment group 1SJ), and Sport 3 (equipment group 1SK) trim levels. Pricing is set at $1,600 across the board.
In other 2024 Lyriq news, the all-electric luxury crossover also receives the new Tech trim, which slots in at the bottom of the Lyriq trim level totem pole. Serving to restructure Cadillac’s Y-trim hierarchy, pricing for a base 2024 Lyriq in Tech specification starts at $58,590.
As for structure, the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq rides on the GM BEV3 platform, and derives motivation from GM Ultium batteries and GM Ultium Drive motors. Production will kick off in March at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee.