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

GM’s 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, due this year, is a luxury electric counterpart to the GMC Hummer EV.



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Lyriq is not only Cadillac’s latest nameplate, but also the brand’s first attempt at developing 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 300 miles.

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

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

Fortunately, the production-ready Lyriq didn’t stray too far from the concept car. The silhouette looks sharp and cheerful. The front has some of the thinnest daytime running lights in the industry. The DRLs are part of a total of 736 LEDs placed all over 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 decorate the lower half. The rear pushes sharp edges all around, but finishes them off with rounded features, making for a beautiful light reflection, especially when driving under streetlights.

Interior features and design are where most Cadillac cars shine. Cadillac interior design director Cystal Windham stated that the cabin has undergone many changes since the concept stage. This was done to smooth out spaces and flatten surfaces.

Overall, the Lyriq cab feels very airy, thanks to the battery pack integrated into the floor. The glass roof comes as standard and can be covered with an opaque attachment. Unlike other EVs, the large 33-inch horizontal screen is positioned 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 switch tunes or adjust volume without taking your eyes off the road. HVAC vents are discreetly integrated under the widescreen display and framed by white trim, which contrasts with the upper section of the dashboard.

While the concept Lyriq came with a 4-seat configuration with a long center console that split the sides, the production model adopted a more traditional rear seat configuration.

At this time, 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 driving the rear wheels pushes 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. However, given the Lyriq’s hefty 5,610-pound weight, it’s unlikely to break records in acceleration. The Lyriq SUV’s electric powertrain is based on the Ultium platform, which is shared with the new GMC Hummer EV.

Power is drawn from a 100.4 kWh battery, which Cadillac estimates will provide a range of 300 miles. Battery charging is via a standard 80 amp built-in charger, adding about 55 miles per hour. On a 190 kWh DC fast charger, the charging rate increases every 30 minutes to 200 miles of range.

The Cadillac Lyriq is expected to be packed with tech features, especially driver assistance perks. 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 bit longer to find out what specific specs and technologies are available, especially on infotainment, although elements such as multi-speaker premium audio coupled 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 charge, making it slightly cheaper than the $62,990 Model Y and $65,900 Audi E-Tron, while also well surpassing the latter’s range of 222 miles per charge. exceeds.

With enough resemblance to the concept, sporting generous proportions and decent range, Cadillac Lyriq puts it hard for other luxury EVs.

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