Cadillac has announced the production debut of the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ.
The brand also revealed customers may place order reservations beginning in September 2021, with initial availability starting the first half of 2022.
“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.”
A 12-module, 100-kilowatt-hour battery pack and a rear-wheel-drive Ultium propulsion system deliver an estimated 340 horsepower and 325 ft-lb of torque — and more than 480 km of range on a full charge based on Cadillac testing.
“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.
LYRIQ also offers DC fast charging at 190 kW, enabling customers to obtain up to an estimated 122 km of range in only 10 minutes. When equipped with an optional Level 2 19 kW residential charging module, customers can obtain up to 84 km of range per charging hour at home.
The LYRIQ will feature next-generation Variable Regen-on-Demand technology, along with a One-Pedal Driving. With Cadillac’s new Variable Regen on Demand drivers can control how fast LYRIQ slows down and comes to a complete stop using a pressure-sensitive paddle located on the steering wheel. Both technologies make use of regenerative braking to help maximize electric driving range.
Additional highlights of the 2023 LYRIQ include:
- Available Super Cruise, a hands-free driver assistance system for compatible highways
- A 33-inch-diagonal LED display
- Cadillac’s Active Noise Cancellation system
- Slim-line LED headlamps
- AKG 19-speaker audio system with headrest speakers
- KeyPass digital vehicle access
- Dual-level charge cord
- Standard 20-inch split 6-spoke alloy wheels or optional 22-inch dynamic split-spoke Reverse Rim allow wheels
- Customers will be able to select from Satin Steel Metallic or Stellar Black Metallic exterior colours, and Sky Cool Gray or Noir for the interior.
“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,” said Andrew Smith, executive director of Cadillac Design.
The interior design focuses on secondary and tertiary design elements, including laser-etched patterns through wood over metal décor.
The 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ is expected to go into production in the first quarter of 2022, with pricing starting at $69,898.
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 Solutions.