Cadillac is making moves to transition to all-electric powertrains by 2030, with the Cadillac Lyriq dropping in for the 2023 model year as the luxury marque’s very first production EV. Naturally, Caddy’s V-Series lineup won’t be going away, but rather will see application in Cadillac’s future EV lineup. Now, it sounds like we’ll be seeing the first Cadillac V-Series EV sooner rather than later, with the marque confirming a debut this year.
The confirmation was announced during a recent media briefing attended by GM Authority. During the briefing, Caddy confirmed that a V-Series electric vehicle would be unveiled during the 2024 calendar year.
Unfortunately, the briefing did not include details on the specific model, but at this point, all signs point to the new Cadillac Lyriq-V.
GM Authority has been following the Lyriq-V story for years now, publishing way back in April of 2021 that a high-performance Lyriq variant was under consideration. In the time since, GM Authority has reported on several indications that a new Lyriq-V was indeed imminent, including catching a V-Series model variant listed under the trim pull-down menu at the official Caddy accessories website, as well as exclusive details published earlier last year and spy photos of a potential Lyriq-V prototype testing on public roads.
Back in May, Cadillac confirmed that if a fully electric V-Series were released, it would offer more power than the standard model, following a tradition among V-Series models established over more than 20 years. For reference, the all-wheel-drive, two-motor variant of the current Lyriq is rated at 500 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque, sending the crossover from a standstill to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds. Further upgrades specific to the Lyriq-V will likely include more aggressive styling, upgraded suspension and brakes, and of course, the requisite badging, as well as two optional appearance packages, per yet another GM Authority exclusive.
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