Cadillac is cooking up a new high-performance variant of the Lyriq luxury crossover dubbed the Cadillac Lyriq-V, and now, GM Authority spy photographers have captured the forthcoming all-electric performer testing as a prototype.
GM Authority was the first to report exclusive details on what the upcoming Cadillac Lyriq-V will offer over the standard model, and these new photos confirm those details.
Up front, we see this Cadillac Lyriq-V prototype wearing a unique front fascia treatment, with a sleek upper LED “grille” section and a new lower chin spoiler covered in black-and-white camouflage. The lower lip incorporates twin intake sections with a mesh-like grille insert, the latter of which draws similarities from Cadillac’s current V-Series models. It appears as though the upper LED grille on this prototype is turned off.
Moving around to the profile, we see this Cadillac Lyriq-V prototype running a new body kit with a sleek, streamlined appearance. This prototype also appears to have a lower stance compared to the standard model. Familiar two-tone wheels roll in the corners, although the production model is expected to offer up some unique wheel designs.
The tail end incorporates what looks to be revisions to the styling in the rear bumper, with faux diffuser-esque “bumps” along the lower edge of the bumper. We also see familiar vertical lighting in the corners and L-shaped upper lighting elements.
As covered previously, the Cadillac Lyriq-V will incorporate similar dark-themed accents as the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq Sport, lending it a sporty, sinister appearance. Also expect the traditional V-Series badging. In the cabin, the Cadillac Lyriq-V will likely offer a unique interior colorway, plus additional V-Series badging.
As for motivation, the Cadillac Lyriq-V will incorporate a high-performance AWD setup with output greater than that of the current Lyirq AWD, the latter of which is rated at 500 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque.
Rumors of a new Cadillac Lyriq-V model have been swirling for years now. Back in 2021, comments made by Global Cadillac chief Rory Harvey suggested that such a model was indeed in the works. More recently, GM Authority discovered that a new Cadillac Lyriq-V was offered as an option on the official Cadillac accessories website.
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