Apparently, the Cadillac Lyriq pre-orders are full for the model year 2023 and Cadillac is now accepting pre-orders for the model year 2024, with initial deliveries expected in spring 2023. The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition reservation holders are expected to receive theirs starting in summer 2022. But anyway, MSRP starts at $62,990 (excluding tax and other charges).
In case you missed the whole story, the Lyriq debuted in August 2020 as the brand’s first all-electric vehicle (concept), and what we’re seeing here is pretty much the final, signed-off version. And except for the wheels and the mirrors, it doesn’t look all that different from the concept, which I think, must be genuinely appreciated.
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The lights around the grille, the vertical running lights, the taillights, and those vertical lights on the rear bumper, all perform a choreographed dance, which I think is a prerequisite for a modern premium EV. As standard, the SUV rides on 20-inch split-6-spoke wheels, while buyers can opt for the stylish ones featured here, which measure 22-inches.
As for dimensions, the production model measures 4,996 mm (196.7-inch) long, 2,207 mm (86.9-inch) wide including mirrors, and 1,623 mm (63.9-inch) tall. Wheelbase measures 3,094 mm (121.8-inch).
Inside, you get all the fancy stuff you’d expect from a modern premium EV, such as a 33-inch curved panel that houses both a driver display and an infotainment system; artistic backlighting on the doors, and center console knobs with design details inspired from the world of jewelry. The Lyriq also boasts a 19-speaker AKG Studio audio system, Google Built-In, and a next-generation Active Noise Cancellation system.
ADAS include Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Warning, Rear Seat Reminder, Teen Driver Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Zone Steering Assist, Automatic Parking Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Braking, Side Bicyclist Alert, and a few more.
The Lyriq is available in single-motor RWD and dual-motor AWD options. The RWD model is estimated to offer 254 kW (345 metric hp/340 bhp) and 440.5 Nm (325 lb-ft) of torque. A 12-module, 100 kWh battery pack is estimated to offer a range of up to 502 km (312 mi). The AWD model is estimated to offer 373 kW (507 metric hp/500 bhp), while the torque figure is yet to be estimated.
The battery pack can be DC fast-charged with up to 190 kW, which is claimed to enable an estimated 122 km (76 mi) of range in about 10 minutes. At home, you can AC charge at up to 19.2 kW.
The Cadillac Lyriq is being produced at GM’s Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly facility, which received a $2 billion investment to support electric vehicle production. An additional $2.3 billion is being invested in a new battery cell manufacturing plant at Spring Hill, by Ultium Cells LLC, a joint venture between GM and LG Energy Solution.