Everything we know about Lyriq-Cadillac’s first all-electric car in 2023

GM’s 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, due out this year, is a deluxe electric counterpoint to the GMC Hummer EV.



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Lyriq is not just Cadillac’s latest nameplate, but the brand’s first attempt at creating an all-electric vehicle. The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq has an exotic interior complemented by sharp exterior styling and a battery pack with a range of more than 500 kilometers.

The 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ Debut Edition – a dynamic, modern and all-electric SUV.

The first look at the Lyriq came in the form of a sleek concept car in 2020. According to Cadillac, Lyriq comes as a reinterpretation of the automaker’s luxury philosophy for the 21st century.st century. It’s not like we wanted to say it out loud, but Cadillac did need a facelift. Looks like Lyriq is up to the task.

Fortunately, the production-ready Lyriq did not deviate too far from the concept car. The silhouette looks sharp and cheerful. The front has some of the thinnest daylight running lights in the industry. The DRLs are part of a total of 736 LEDs placed around the exterior of the SUV.

The “black crystal” grille plays a custom light animation when you lock and unlock the car. The sides are kept clean, with an intricately curved surface shaping the front and rear doors.

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At the rear, L-shaped stoplights adorn the top half, while another set of straight, recessed stoplights adorn the bottom half. The rear pushes sharp edges all around but finishes them off with rounded features, creating a beautiful light reflection show, especially when driving under street lamps.

The interior features and design are where most Cadillac cars shine brightly. Cystal Windham, Cadillac’s director of interior design, stated that the cabin has undergone many changes since the concept phase. This was done to smooth out spaces and flatten surfaces.

Overall, the Lyriq cab feels very airy, thanks to the floor-integrated battery pack. The glass roof is supplied as standard and can be covered with an opaque fixing. Unlike other EVs, the large 33-inch horizontal screen is placed low to improve visibility. OLED technology allows the screen to display information in a palette of 1 billion colors.

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The Lyriq retains traditional, physical multimedia controls, making it easier to change tunes or adjust volume without taking your eyes off the road. HVAC vents are discreetly integrated under the wide screen and framed by white borders, which contrast with the upper part of the dashboard.

While the concept Lyriq came with a four-seat configuration with a long center console that split the sides, the production model took on a more traditional rear seat configuration.

Currently, only an RWD configuration is available with the Lyriq Debut Edition. Cadillac expects an AWD version to be available in late 2022, but an exact date or price has not been officially announced.

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The single electric motor that drives the rear wheels propels 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. However, given the Lyriq’s hefty 5,610-pound weight, it probably won’t break records in acceleration. The electric powertrain of the Lyriq SUV is based on the Ultium platform, shared with the new GMC Hummer EV.

Power is drawn from a 100.4 kWh battery, which Cadillac estimates will provide a range of 480 kilometers. Charging the battery is via a standard 80A built-in charger, which charges about 55 miles per hour. On a 190 kWh DC fast charger, the charging speed is increased to 200 miles of range every 30 minutes.

The Cadillac Lyriq is expected to come packed with tech features, most notably driver assistance extras. Cadillac has officially announced that the brand’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system will be available as an option on the Lyriq.

We’ll have to wait a little longer to see what specific specs and technologies are available, especially in the infotainment area, although elements such as premium multi-speaker audio paired with Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto are expected to be standard.

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Cadillac prices the first edition Lyriq at $59,990, including the destination surcharge, making it slightly cheaper than the $62,990 Model Y and $65,900 Audi E-Tron, while also greatly surpassing the latter’s range of 222 miles per charge.

Cadillac Lyriq keeps a close resemblance to the concept, sporting generous dimensions and decent range, playing a tough game for other luxury EVs.

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