By B. O’Hare
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq has been unveiled, with pricing also announced. Very similar to the concept shown last year, the production Lyriq is virtually unchanged inside. In fact, the only differences to the Lyriq’s interior are an additional rear middle seat in the back and an increase in the amount of cup holders up front to two. That means the incredible 33” curved screen of the concept stays for production. Outside the production Lyriq heavily resembles the concept as well, with only a few subtle styling cues made to further establish its unique, refined look.
Based off GM’s Ultium drivetrain architecture, the Lyriq will be capable of over 300 miles per charge. Fast charging can enable up to 195 miles of range to be added in as little as 30 minutes, meanwhile the Lyriq will come in RWD guise as standard. Total power output is 340 bhp thanks to a 100kWh battery pack, meanwhile 0-60 times for the production car are yet to be revealed. It’s also important to note the Lyriq’s size. For a ‘crossover’ it’s actually quite large – it’s 121.8” wheelbase is actually almost an inch longer than that of an Escalade.
In terms of pricing, the Lyriq will start at a reasonable $59,990 (including delivery). This places it right in Jaguar I-Pace, Audi e-tron and Model Y territory. Given the Lyriq’s impressive range, concept-like looks and brilliant tech (it will have GM’s autonomous Super Cruise) I can see it selling phenomenally well. First deliveries are on track for early 2022.
What are your thoughts on the Lyriq? If you’re based in North America and chasing after a desirable EV crossover, will you shortlist the Lyriq? Let us know your thoughts in the replies section below!