General Motors first introduced the all-electric Cadillac Lyriq luxury crossover for the 2023 model year, and production has been slowly ramping up ever since. Initial reports indicated that several thousand units of the Cadillac Lyriq were produced during the early months of the 2023 calendar year. However, Cadillac has since pointed out that those figures are in fact inaccurate.
According to a Cadillac spokesperson, more than 2,000 units of the Cadillac Lyriq have been produced so far this year, and deliveries to customers will continue to accelerate going forward. In fact, about 1,000 units were shipped during the mid-January to mid-February timeframe, according to the automaker.
As GM Authority covered previously, only 122 units of the Cadillac Lyriq were delivered over the course of the 2022 calendar year, 20 of which were part of the new Cadillac Lyriq Ambassador program, GM’s early adopters program offered to select customers that includes a substantial discount in exchange for permission to track how the customers use their vehicles.
The slow deliveries are partly the result of an intentional strategy on the part of GM to address certain teething issues for the Cadillac Lyriq. Just a few of the issues have included a fix for the Lyriq’s vehicle software management system, as well as a fix for a cracking liftgate panel and a recall for display screen issues. More recently, a fix was issued for issues pertaining to the Super Cruise system and Surround View cameras. The motivation behind the more gradual rollout is to make sure that customers receive a relatively problem-free vehicle when it is eventually delivered.
For those readers who may be unaware, the Cadillac Lyriq is produced at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee, which was renovated for EV production following a $2 billion investment. The facility also produces ICE-based models like the Cadillac XT5, Cadillac XT6, and GMC Acadia.