Why Is This Website Listing 2024 Cadillac Lyriq-V As An Option?15
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.
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This would be a wise move as it would only require a modest software change and I’m sure there will be unique badging, etc, and it would likely be the quickest V to date.
Folks will pay to play. Why leave money on the table. Make it so.
I mean… there will be a Blazer SS. It’s certainly not hard to imagine a Lyriq-V.
I am thinking this would be roughly the same as the Blazer SS EV which comes as 4WD high performance while the Blazer RS comes as 4WD option but detuned performance.
I guess Cadillac saw your report and took it down already! 🙂
Not to say that it’ll never happen, but this smells of a database management / coding error by a low-level person updating the website. It seems to have been fixed, in any case. With even ‘normal’ Lyriq production just ramping up, a -V variant seems like it would be on the list for 2025-26 at the earliest.
Battery production at the new Tennessee plant will be up and running before the end of this year. So production of the Lyriq should be able to ramp up significantly, even with more Cadillac EV models coming.
Plus, why not introduce a Lyriq V during the V series 20th anniversary.
Definitely feasible from a production standpoint.
Eric – not a database management / coding error. Stay tuned for more details.
PS: the production backlog will be resolved when the battery production ramp (mentioned by GMC Fan above) takes place. Keep in mind that this is not a knee-jerk ramp up by GM, but it has been planned for the last few years. The first year of production is always the most difficult, especially when launching a brand new battery plant. All in, Lyriq production will grow fast relatively soon, so production will be no issue.
Well, I think I speak for most when I say that my interest is piqued …lol. The marketing angle will be even more interesting than usual!
If they would get rid of that stupid d-pillar, rear window, and the ugly tail lights, I’m not going to lie I would actually be interested in the vehicle. As is, lipstick on a pig is still a pig, performance or not!
Looks stunning in the flesh. Awkward in video and pics IMHO.
I have seen and been in one and the car looks very good in person.
Note I call it a car as it is more a tall wagon.
The D pillar in person look much better.
Definitely more of a wagon vibe.
So…..the windows and taillights is the actual animal, and the powertrain is the lipstick?
If I was Cadillac, I would want to sell to all the people who want the non-V and then offer the upgrade so as to entice repeat customers. Too any teasers too early will just encourage potential customers to hang back and wait.