The Cadillac Lyriq is an upcoming electric crossover utility vehicle (CUV), and is the luxury marque’s first all-electric vehicle. As such, it introduces a new era in luxury, technology and electrification.
After the emergence of the Lyriq crossover, General Motors announced plans to introduce a total of four electric Cadillac models by 2025. All five models are centered around GM’s Ultium battery platform, which utilizes Ultium Drive technology.
|Assembly Location||GM Spring Hill Plant, Tennessee, U.S.A.|
|Battery||Ultium (102 kWh)|
|Torque||325 pound-feet (RWD)|
|Drive wheels||RWD or AWD|
|Availability||U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, China, Europe|
|Predecessor||No Direct Predecessor, XT5 Indirect|
|Successor||No Direct Successor|
A show car variant of the first generation Cadillac Lyriq was originally intended to be revealed in April 2020, but was postponed to April 2021 due to complications related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the first General Motors’ product to ride on the GM BEV3 platform, the first-gen Cadillac Lyriq began production on March 21st 2022 at the GM Spring Hill plant in Tennessee alongside the Cadillac XT5 and Cadillac XT6 crossovers, while production for Asian markets takes place at the GM Shanghai plant in China. The first North American deliveries took place in July 2021.
The first-gen Lyriq is slightly larger than the current Cadillac XT5. It will also have a profile reminiscent of a shooting brake, with sources describing it as being similar to the Audi Q8, Porsche Macan and Jaguar e-Pace.
At debut, the 2023 Lyriq was only available with RWD, while AWD later followed. RWD models delivered 340 horsepower, 325 pound-feet of torque and 312 miles of range, and AWD models produced 500 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque.
“LYRIQ was conceived to make every journey exhilarating and leverages more than a century of innovation to drive the brand into a new era, while rewarding passengers with a more personal, connected and immersive experience,” said Jamie Brewer, Cadillac LYRIQ chief engineer. “To do this we developed an architecture specifically for EVs. It is not only an exceptional EV, but first and foremost a Cadillac.”
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- 2023 Cadillac Lyriq
- Cadillac Lyriq Sales
- Cadillac Lyriq-V