2024 Cadillac Lyriq Sport carries a subtle elegance in Nimbus Metallic

The Cadillac Lyriq welcomed Tech and Sport trims and several other changes for the 2024 model year. Recently, I spent time observing the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq Sport in a new paint called ‘Nimbus Metallic,’ a $625 option. It was an extremely light shade of blue, which I imagine would be an eyeball magnet on Miami streets in summertime!

For 2024, the pure-electric Cadillac SUV is available in four more new colors: Emerald Lake Metallic, Argent Silver Metallic, Radiant Red Tintcoat, and Celestial Metallic. Here’s my experience with the Nimbus Metallic Lyriq:


The 2024 Cadillac Lyriq’s trims (Tech, Luxury, and Sport) don’t have significant visual differences. When I saw this Nimbus Metallic unit in person, I noticed that the Sport trim stands out with Obsidian Chrome and dark accent finishes, a unique grille, and color-keyed door handles.

There are sub-trims of Sport, called Sport 1, Sport 2, and Sport 3, and this particular unit is in Sport 1, fitted with 20-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. If I were to get the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq, I’d opt for the Sport 3 sub-trim, which upgrades to 22-inch black wheels that give it visibly more attractive styling. I think the bigger wheels suit the dramatic exterior of the SUV much better.

As for the Nimbus Metallic, I observed that it’s a silvery-bluish shade with a cool tone. As a metallic paint, the flakes do offer the shimmering effect under the floodlights. It’s subtle, and does well to not overpower the Lyriq’s aesthetic balance. Cadillac said in a recent announcement that 70 percent of Lyriq buyers are new to the brand, and I believe that unique color choices and special editions are a priority to keep Gen X and Gen Y customers coming through the doors of Cadillac dealers.


Inside, the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq Sport includes heated front seats with 8-way (driver)/6-way (passenger) power adjustment and 4-way power lumbar support, 33-inch LED display with built-in Google apps, navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay, and wireless Android Auto, and heated steering wheel. There’s little to dislike about the sumptuous interior, specified in the Sky Cool Gray color with Santorini Blue accents in this Nimbus Metallic unit.


The 2024 Cadillac Lyriq Sport is available in RWD and AWD variants, both with a 102 kWh battery pack. The RWD variant has only one motor, which produces 340 hp and 325 lb.-ft. of torque. The AWD variant adds a front motor, which bumps the power and torque to 500 hp and 450 lb.-ft., respectively. The Nimbus Metallic unit I saw was the AWD variant, EPA-rated to deliver a range of 307 miles.

The 102 kWh battery pack can be charged at up to 11.2 kW through an AC charger or up to 190 kW through a DC charger. The Sport 2 and Sport 3 sub-trims offer an optional upgrade to a 19.2 kW onboard AC charging module, a feature unavailable to the Sport 1 trim.

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I feel that the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq Sport offers something truly unique in its segment, and it’s a great buy for luxury EV customers who want to stand out in a crowd of Teslas and German cars, such as the Tesla Model Y, Audi Q8 e-tron, Mercedes EQE SUV, or the BMW iX. Competitors from Asia include the Lexus RZ and the Genesis Electrified GV70.

The prices of the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq Sport start at USD 61,795 (excl. USD 1,395 DFC) and go up to USD 73,195 (excl. USD 1,395 DFC). The Sport 1 AWD configuration specifically has a sticker price of USD 65,295 (excl. USD 1,395 DFC).