The Cadillac Lyriq made its formal debut for the 2023 model year, dropping in as Cadillac’s very-first all-electric production vehicle. The subsequent 2024 model year ushers in an expanded lineup and a selection of updates, but now, it’s looking as though the 2024 model year may also introduce a new high-performance Cadillac Lyriq-V variant.
Over at the official Cadillac accessories website, GM Authority has discovered a new V-Series model variant listed under the trim pull-down menu for the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq, suggesting that a new 2024 Cadillac Lyriq-V is indeed on the way.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumblings about the release of a new high-performance Cadillac Lyriq-V model. Back in 2021, GM Authority covered comments made by Global Cadillac chief, Rory Harvey, who seemed to suggest that a new Lyriq-V model was indeed under consideration. During a media presentation, Harvey said that any questions regarding a Lyriq V-Series required “some other information to talk about,” adding that “if you look to Cadillac in the past, having sporty variants has been part of our heritage and we understand there is a need and a desire and that is something that we’re looking at and evaluating looking forward.”
Cadillac also recently announced it was celebrating 20 years of the V-Series sub-brand, mentioning “new products and features” set to be announced at a later date.
For those who may be unaware, the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq introduces a few updates over the preceding 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, including the new power panoramic dual-panel sunroof. Tagged with RPO code CAJ, this feature replaces the standard fixed glass roof (RPO code CFD), while both features include a power retractable sunshade. The 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.
Also notable for the 2024 model year is the introduction of the new Tech trim, which is positioned at the bottom of the Lyriq trim level cadence. Serving to restructure Cadillac’s Y-trim hierarchy, the base 2024 Lyriq in Tech specification has a starting MSRP of $58,590, including destination freight charge.
As for underlying vehicle structure, the 2024 Lyriq rides on the GM BEV3 platform and draws motivation from GM Ultium batteries and GM Ultium Drive motors. Production of the 2024 model is scheduled to commence later this month at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee.