The Cadillac Lyriq serves as the luxury marque’s very first all-electric vehicle, setting the tone for Cadillac’s ongoing all-electric transformation. As expected, GM’s rivals have taken notice, and will undoubtedly take an interest in what the Cadillac Lyriq has to offer. With that in mind, GM Authority spy photographers have captured GM’s crosstown rival, Ford Motor Company, benchmarking the all-electric Cadillac Lyriq.
Images of the Cadillac Lyriq entering a Ford facility reveal the Blue Oval brand’s keen interest in the battery-powered crossover. At present, Ford’s luxury vehicle division, Lincoln, has yet to announce the launch of any EV models for North America, but when it does arrive, the first all-electric Lincoln sold in North American is expected to be similar in size to the midsize, three-row Lincoln Aviator – considerably larger than the current Cadillac Lyriq, and likely to serve as a rival to the as-of-yet-unnamed EV crossover that will slide in above the Lyriq in terms of sizing.
As covered by our sister publication, Ford Authority, Lincoln’s EV plans have changed a bit over the last year. Back in 2022, Lincoln outlined plans to launch four new all-electric models by 2026, three of which were set to arrive by 2025. The announced coincided with the debut of the Lincoln Star concept vehicle, which previewed the brand’s future styling language with regard to all-electric models.
However, Lincoln CEO Dianne Craig was replaced in December, with Joy Falotico taking the position and subsequently hinting that Lincoln’s EV plans have likely changed. According to Falotico, the concern is less about timing or the number of EVs Lincoln will offer, and instead “making sure we get the EVs right.”
It’s possible the next-generation Aviator may be sold exclusively as an EV, as well. The Aviator EV will be built alongside the all-electric Ford Explorer in Canada starting in 2025 following a retooling at Ford’s Oakville Assembly plant.