Cadillac revealed its first full EV SUV called Lyriq that is scheduled to hit the showrooms in 2022. The new model has the same size as the Cadillac XT5 but because of its sloping roof, the Lyriq considered as more sporty SUV.
The Cadillac Lyriq will be built on the GM’s next-generation modular EV platform. It can travel up to 480 km with a single charge. The 100 kWh battery pack supplies the electric motor. Cadillac hasn't released any data about Lyriq’s power and torque output but they mentioned that it supports 150 kW DC fast-charging and Level 2 charging up the rate of 19 kW. The Lyriq will be produced in RWD and AWD versions.
Steve Carlise, executive vice president and president, GM North America mentioned that:
“Led by Lyriq, Cadillac will redefine American luxury over the next decade with a new portfolio of transformative EVs. We will deliver experiences that engage the senses, anticipate desires, and enable our customers to go on extraordinary journeys.”
Inside the cabin, Cadillac Lyriq features a massive 33-inch wide LED display as a digital instrument cluster and infotainment screen. Cadillac says that the display currently has the highest pixel density in the automotive industry.
Cadillac Lyriq also features GM’s Super Cruise which is a hands-free driver assistance system. Other highlights are dual-plane augmented reality heads-up display, noise canceling technology, LED headlight and taillights, black crystal grille and foldable rear seats.
As the brand's first electric SUV, the Lyriq will uses a new technology on its battery pack which requires 70 percent less cobalt compared to current GM batteries.