Officially kicking off production back in March 2022, 2023 Cadillac Lyriq deliveries have been picking up recently, as General Motors dealt with teething pains related to quality concerns. In light of this, one person on social media was sure to show off their newly delivered all-electric luxury crossover. However, what makes this particular Lyriq interesting is the paint color.
In the post, the new owner claims that this 2023 Lyriq unit is outfitted as a Debut Edition. That being said, this Lyriq is also painted in what appears to be Crystal White Tricoat (color code G1W), which the Debut Edition techincally wasn’t available to order with.
In fact, the 2023 Lyriq Debut Edition was supposed to be available in only one of two paint colors, including (relevant color code in parenthesis):
- Stellar Black Metallic (GB8)
- Satin Steel Metallic (G9K)
The Lyriq in the social media post appears to be painted in one of two colors for non-Debut Edition 2023 Lyriq models, including (relevant RPO code in parenthesis):
- Crystal White Tricoat (G1W)
- Opulent Blue Metallic (GTR)
According to someone who commented on the new Lyriq owner’s post, a select few Lyriq Debut Edition units were painted in non-Debut Edition colors. More specifically, 14 units were painted in Crystal White Tricoat and four examples were painted in Opulent Blue Metallic.
GM Authority reached out to General Motors to get to the bottom of this conundrum, and a Cadillac spokesperson confirmed that this particular 2023 Lyriq was indeed a Debut Edition model. That being said, GM won’t confirm the production numbers for units built in white or blue, or in any color for that matter. Currently, it’s unclear as to why these units were allegedly built in different colors than what was originally intended. Regardless, this is quite an interesting development.
As a quick reminder, the Cadillac Lyriq rides on the GM BEV3 platform, while power is sourced from GM Ultium batteries paired with GM Ultium Drive motors. Production is currently underway at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee.