Cadillac is poised to launch its very first all-electric production vehicle, the Cadillac Lyriq crossover, in Sweden. The first Lyriq deliveries in Sweden will kick off during the first half of the 2024 calendar year, while Cadillac will employ a direct-to-consumer sales model. The launch of the Lyriq in Sweden is part of GM’s broader strategy to return to the European market.
“This is the perfect opportunity for us to contribute to a sustainable future with zero emissions – and Swedes are at the forefront when it comes to climate awareness,” said President and Managing Director, General Motors Europe, Jaclyn McQuaid. “We want to give them even greater choice and offer a stylish and luxurious EV that is adapted to the Swedish weather.”
The Swedish-spec Cadillac Lyriq will feature all-wheel drive and a range-per-charge estimate of 530 km (329 miles), with GM Ultium batteries and GM Ultium Drive motors providing the motivation. Cadillac also sates that the Ultium platform is “adapted and tested for winter driving,” while adding that it is equipped with an Energy Recovery system that can recover and store waste heat generated by the Ultium propulsion system, as well as “capture and use moisture from both the inside and outside of the car – and recover body heat from passengers.” Cadillac says that the recovery system will also warm up the cabin more quickly.
Speaking of the cabin, the Cadillac Lyriq is equipped with an advanced noise reduction system, 19-speak AKG Studio sound system, and 33-inch LED display.
As GM Authority covered previously, the European-spec Cadillac Lyriq isn’t more powerful than its North American equivalent. The Euro-spec Lyriq is available exclusively with the two-motor, all-wheel-drive powertrain, rated at 528 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. Although that power figure would appear to be 28 ponies higher than the 500-horsepower rating attached to the North American-spec Lyriq, the difference is actually down to the EU’s engine power measurement procedures, rather than any difference in the actual powertrain between European-spec models and North American-spec models.
To note, the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq is set to launch in Switzerland between April and May of 2024.