2024 Cadillac Lyriq Getting Digital Key After All, Says GM11
Just last week, GM Authority reported that the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq wouldn’t receive the Digital Key feature for the new model year. Now, we’ve learned that the Digital Key feature will indeed be available for the 2024 Lyriq.
Cadillac spokesperson Joe Singer reached out to GM Authority and informed us that the Digital Key feature (RPO code BOY) will in fact be available from the start of production. However, it will only be compatible with Apple devices at launch, with Android compatibility expected to arrive sometime mid-model year.
As background, the Digital Key feature allows drivers to gain entry and operation of the vehicle by using an authorized smartphone instead of a traditional keyfob. The Lyriq will be the first Cadillac vehicle to offer the feature.
It’s worth noting that The General originally planned to offer this feature on the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, even in the Debut Edition. However, it was removed from the options list and pushed back to the 2024 model year.
As a reminder, the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq received a few updates over the preceding 2023 model, including 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.
Another notable update for the 2024 Lyriq is the introduction of the new Tech trim, which is positioned at the bottom of the Lyriq trim level lineup. Serving to restructure Cadillac’s Y-trim hierarchy, pricing for a base 2024 Lyriq in Tech specification starts at $58,590 including the destination freight charge. The Digital Key should be available as an option on the base Tech as part of the Driver Assist Package (RPO code Y66), and included as standard in all other trim levels.
Under the body panels, the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq rides on the GM BEV3 platform, and draws motivation from GM Ultium batteries and GM Ultium Drive motors. Production of the 2024 model will commence this month at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee.
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It amazing that GM thiks this digital key that so many smaller companies has been doing for years is a big deal.
Doing it is easy. Doing it so it can’t easily be hacked is a different matter.
One comment on the Article:. The “TECH”trim is not so much an ‘update’, but a quite severe decontenting, which I happen to kinda like:
– No goofy personal security compromised choreographed lighting…
– Reasonably sized 48 amp charger in lieu of the rarely used 80 amp almost $2,000 thing.
– No non-working ultracruise hardware.
– Few choices available. Why they insist on black seats over the no cost grey ones is beyond me..
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Actually I like the black better….the gray ones are not really gray and have too much white in them…bad choice for inside seats if you expect to keep the car for 100K. A medium to darker gray or more blueish gray would be better..assuming it is the same gray tone that the debut used. It is a lot easier to cover up or restain a spot or wear on a black seat than a gray one.