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 saw the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq Sport in a new paint called ‘Nimbus Metallic.’ 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:

Design

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 three 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 buy the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq Sport, I’d go 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.

Interior

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.

Specifications

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. An option is available to upgrade the onboard AC charging module to a 19.2 kW unit in the Sport 2 and Sport 3 sub-trims but not the Sport 1 trim.

Prices

I felt 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 imports.

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).