The Cadillac Lyriq 2023 has been publicly announced, ahead of its arrival in the United States in the first half of 2022.The Cadillac Lyriq will be the brand's first all-electric sedan, riding on General Motors' new Ultium modular battery design.
The Lyriq is 4996mm long, 1977mm wide, and 1623mm tall, with a 3094mm wheelbase. The Cadillac weighs in at a hefty 2545kg.The concept's styling has been brought over to production almost entirely intact, with the showroom-bound car maintaining its forefather's illuminated LED grille, ultra-slim headlights, flush door handles, and tail-lights reaching up into the C-pillar.
A 33-inch LED panel covers most of the dashboard, merging the instrument cluster and infotainment features into a single curved unit capable of emitting over one billion colors. On the practical side, there is 793 liters of boot space behind the rear seats, which expands to 1723 liters as the second row is folded.
The front passengers are divided by a revolving center console with a rotary infotainment controller, and other available features include a 19-speaker AKG Studio sound system, active noise cancellation, KeyPass digital vehicle entry, and a variety of grey or black interior colors.
The Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system from General Motors is available as an alternative, allowing hands-free driving on over 322,000km of mapped North American freeways.
The Lyriq is powered by a 342 hp electric motor with 440 Nm of torque on the rear axle, which is linked to a 12-module, 100kWh lithium-ion battery pack for a "estimated" driving range of over 483km that is equal to 300 miles. A 'Performance' all-wheel-drive platform is planned for the future.
With a 190kW DC fast-charging capacity, you can add up to 314km of range in 30 minutes, or 122km in just 10 minutes. AC charging through a home wallbox is also possible, with a 19.2kW socket capable of adding 84km of range in one hour.
Both four corners have independent suspension and Passive Plus dampers, as well as 321mm front and 345mm rear brakes.
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will go into production in the first quarter of 2022 at GM's Spring Hill, Tennessee factory, with American prices starting at US$59,990, undercutting the entry-level Tesla Model X Long Range by US$20,000.