GM started taking orders for the Cadillac Lyriq on September 18, 2021. In a matter of just 10 minutes, GM stopped accepting reservations as the SUV was sold out.
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq was available to order only in the Debut Edition trim. GM plans to reopen bookings in summer 2022 where it will offer the new electric SUV in the regular variants as well. The company hasn’t disclosed the number of orders it has received. More than 200,000 people have registered their interest in the Lyriq since its debut as a concept in August 2020.
The production Cadillac Lyriq debuted in April 2021, and it looks virtually unchanged from the concept version. Sitting on a new modular EV platform, the low-slung electric SUV utilizes GM’s Ultium propulsion system. The company has confirmed that it will sell Lyriq in RWD and AWD configurations.
The Cadillac Lyriq is 196.7 in. (4,996 mm) long, 77.8 in. (1,977 mm) wide, and 63.9 in. (1,623 mm) tall. Its wheelbase measures 121.8 in. (3,094 mm). The new electric SUV offers a passenger volume of 105 cu. ft. (2,976 L) and a cargo volume of 28.0 cu. ft. (793 L) behind the rear seats. On folding down the rear seats, the cargo volume increases to 60.8 cu. ft. (1,723 L).
The 2023 Lyriq will be available in only a single-motor RWD variant at launch, with a PMSM generating 340 hp (255 kW) of power and 325 Lb.-Ft. (440 Nm) of torque. A 12-module, 100 kWh battery pack is standard, and it will likely provide a range of 300 miles. Customers can charge it at up to 19.2 kW with alternating current – a segment-leading specification, and at up to 190 kW with direct current.
Charging the 2023 Lyriq using a 190 kW DC fast-charger for just about ten minutes will likely add a range of 76 miles. At home, charging it using a 19.2 kW AC fast-charger will likely add 52 miles of range per hour.
2023 Lyriq drivers will be able to select the level of regeneration they want with an all-new Regen on Demand technology using a pressure-sensitive paddle located on the steering wheel and experience the comfort of one-pedal driving. GM’s Super Cruise autonomous driving tech is also among the list of advanced driving technologies.
On the outside, GM has equipped the Lyriq with features like slim LED headlamps with choreographed lighting sequence, black crystal grille, and 22-inch split-spoke Reverse Rim alloy wheels. There are just two paint options: Satin Steel Metallic and Stellar Black Metallic.
Interior highlights of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq include a curved, 33-inch LED display that harmoniously integrates the instrument cluster and the infotainment system, 19-speaker AKG Studio audio system, an all-new active noise cancellation system, digital key, and wood over metal decor. Sky Cool Gray and Noir are the interior color selections.
Prices & Release Date
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will enter production in Q1 2022 (January-March 2022), and deliveries will begin by June 2022. The outlandish electric SUV’s prices start at USD 59,990 (incl. destination). Its competitors BMW iX and Tesla Model X are significantly costlier, with prices starting at USD 99,990 (plus USD 1,200 destination) and USD 83,200 (plus USD 995 destination), respectively.
Cadillac Lyriq FAQs
Which electric SUVs will the Cadillac Lyriq compete with?
The Cadillac Lyriq competes with the BMW iX and the Tesla Model X.
When are Cadillac Lyriq deliveries set to begin?
The Cadillac Lyriq deliveries in the U.S. will begin by June 2022.
What will be the base Cadillac Lyriq price?
The base Cadillac Lyriq costs USD 59,990.
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