The Cadillac Lyriq made its formal introduction in April of 2021, with Caddy pulling the sheets on its very first all-electric production model. Production ramped up for the 2023 model year, kicking off in March of 2022. However, despite launching more than a year ago, the Cadillac Lyriq is still nowhere to be found on the inventory search tool at Cadillac’s website.
For those readers who may be unaware, customers can search for available vehicle inventory at Cadillac.com, which is a useful tool for those buyers looking for a specific model. The tool includes the ability to filter down by vehicle type, model, price range, trim level, exterior color, interior color, and more.
However, there appears to be one glaring omission on the inventory search tool – the Cadillac Lyriq is nowhere to be found. And it’s not like there aren’t any Lyriqs available – in fact, there are hundreds of new Cadillac Lyriq units available in dealers across the country.
We reached out to Cadillac for an explanation, and a spokesperson sent us this statement. “At Cadillac, our goal is to deliver an exceptional experience for our customers. Our team is actively working with our certified dealers to get the inventory search tool enabled on Cadillac.com for Lyriq soon.”
Notably, Cadillac Lyriq sales have been far from stellar, with just a few thousand units sold in the U.S. between July of 2022 and June of 2023.
Sales Numbers - D-Segment Luxury EV CUVs - Q2 2023 - USA
|MODEL||Q2 23 / Q2 22||Q2 23||Q2 22||Q2 23 SHARE||Q2 22 SHARE||YTD 23 / YTD 22||YTD 23||YTD 22|
|TESLA MODEL Y||+99.06%||105,500||53,000||98%||95%||+76.39%||190,500||108,000|
The low sales figures are down to a variety of different issues, including production problems, quality control, recalls, and battery availability, to name just a few. A total of 8,195 units were produced last year, with a monthly production high of 2,477 units recorded for November of 2022.
The latest 2024 Cadillac Lyriq introduces a new trim level dubbed Tech, which slots in as the new base-level trim under the Luxury and Sport trims offered previously. The 2024 Cadillac Lyriq Tech is tagged with the 1SA equipment group.
As a reminder, the Cadillac Lyriq is based on the GM BEV3 platform, incorporating GM Ultium batteries and GM Ultium drive motors for motivation. Production takes place at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee following a $2 billion renovation.