2023 All-Electric Cadillac Lyriq Debuts, Pricing Announced
Car Pro | April 28, 2021
Cadillac is showing off its new all-electric LYRIQ in a new ad campaign. It follows the recent production debut of the SUV, which we’re happy to say doesn’t stray far from the concept version. In fact, you have to look closely to notice some of the design changes that were made to meet U.S. government regulations.
Cadillac’s also announced that LYRIQ testing is moving along faster than expected, so it’s opening reservation books in September. Pricing starts at $59,990. At launch, LYRIQ will be offered in two exterior colors: Satin Steel Metallic or Stellar Black Metallic. Inside the hue options are Sky Cool Gray or Noir. 20-inch split six-spoke alloy wheels are standard with 22-inch dynamic split-spoke Reverse Rim alloy wheels optional.
“Throughout the next decade, Cadillac will define the future of luxury transportation through a series of exciting new electric vehicles, and it all begins with LYRIQ,” said Rory Harvey, vice president, Global Cadillac. “The 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ’s stunning design and artfully integrated technology combined with GM’s Ultium Platform will deliver a high-performance luxury experience unlike anything that has come before it, setting a new standard for Cadillac.”
LYRIQ, which weighs 5,610 pounds, rides on a rear-wheel-drive Ultium Platform and is equipped with a 12-module, 100 kilowatt-hour battery pack. The powertrain delivers a Cadillac-estimated 340-horsepower and 440 Nm of torque. A full charge will deliver a Cadillac-estimated over 300-miles of range.
“Thanks to the modular and highly flexible Ultium Platform that powers LYRIQ, along with advanced virtual development tools, Cadillac has been able to accelerate development and put more real-world miles on prototypes sooner than expected,” said Jamie Brewer, LYRIQ chief engineer. “It’s exciting to see our objectives realized on the road — and it means we are on track to bring this pioneering electric luxury vehicle to customers nine months earlier than originally planned.”
GM says the LYRIQ’s accelerated timeline was the result of an ongoing commitment to evolve GM’s global product development processes through the innovative use of cutting-edge virtual engineering tools.
Charging will be quick too, as the LYRIQ can plug into high-speed DC fast charging for public stations at 190 kW. It provides an estimated 76 miles of range in about 10 minutes of charging time. A home 19.2 kW charging module can add up to 52 miles of range per hour of charge.
The LYRIQ will also feature next-generation variable Regen on Demand technology, along with the convenience of One-Pedal Driving. RoD allows drivers to control how quickly LYRIQ slows down or comes to a complete stop using a pressure-sensitive paddle located on the steering wheel. Both technologies involve regenerative braking to help maximize electric driving efficiency.
Additional 2023 LYRIQ highlights include:
Available Super Cruise, the industry’s first true hands-free driver-assistance technology for compatible roads
A 33-inch-diagonal advanced LED display with the ability to emit over 1 billion colors
Cadillac’s next-generation Active Noise Cancellation system
Slim-line LED headlamps with choreographed lighting sequence
AKG Studio 19-speaker audio system with headrest speakers
Digital Key digital vehicle access
Dual level charge cord
“LYRIQ represents a clean-sheet design that sets the standard for the future of Cadillac,” said Andrew Smith, executive director of Cadillac Design. “The objective I gave my team was to design the LYRIQ with the level of detail that they would a show car. The customer should feel like they’re driving in the future.”
Availability and pricing
The 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ goes into production in the first quarter of 2022, with pricing starting at $59,990. It will be produced at GM’s Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly facility, which is receiving a $2 billion investment to support electric vehicle production. An additional $2.3 billion is being invested in an all-new battery cell manufacturing plant at Spring Hill, by Ultium Cells LLC, the joint venture between GM and LG Energy Solution.
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