By B. O’Hare
Cadillac has announced their first all-electric vehicle, the Lyriq crossover, will be revealed on August 6th. Set to hit the market in around 18 months time, the Lyriq will reportedly have a range of up to 400 miles per charge (nearly as much as a gasoline XT6) and will feature a stunning 33” OLED display inside.
GM’s giant 200kWh battery pack unveiled in March could potentially power it, whilst Level 2 autonomy (dubbed “Super Cruise”) is expected as standard. Pricing is of course unavailable, but anticipate it to also be announced in a few days time when the Lyriq is unveiled. We reckon a $75,000 base point is likely, ranging to upwards of $90k – likely for that 200kWh battery pack with a 400 mile range and sub 3 second 0-60 mph time.
Cadillac’s next EV following the Lyriq will be an ultra-lux $200k+ mega-sedan called the Celestiq. Following on from that, an all-electric version of the recently unveiled fifth-generation Escalade is expected. Based on what you’ve heard so far, would you consider a Lyriq over the likes of an Audi e-tron Sportback or even a larger Tesla Model X or Rivian R1S? Let us know your thoughts in the replies section below…