Cadillac revealed its Lyriq concept some time ago, which gave us a pretty good look at what the forthcoming all-electric crossover would look like. Now, the production 2023 Cadillac Lyriq has been revealed ahead of its U.S. launch, which is scheduled to happen early next year.
When it launches, the Cadillac Lyriq will be available in just two exterior colors – Satin Steel Metallic or Stellar Black Metallic, as well as two interior color options – Sky Cool Gray or Noir. The EV crossover will come with standard 20-inch wheels or optional 22-inch wheels. The Lyriq rides on the GM BEV3 electric vehicle platform, which will also be used in other future GM EVs.
The Lyriq is powered by a 100 kWh GM Ultium lithium-ion battery pack and a single Ultium Drive permanent magnet electric motor that produces 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. Range is estimated to come in at around 300 miles. The Lyriq is DC fast-charging capable at a rate of 190 kW, which adds 76 miles of range in just 10 minutes. At home, an onboard 19.2 kW charger can provide charging speeds of up to 52 miles per hour.
Inside, the Lyriq features materials including laser-etched wood decor and brushed metal trim, and its dashboard is dominated by a 33-inch curved digital display screen. A 19-speaker AKG sound system with headrest speakers and next-generation GM Active Noise Cancellation kick out the jams, while GM’s Super Cruise provides semi-autonomous driving capability on pre-mapped highways.
Size-wise, the Cadillac Lyriq is similar to the Lincoln Nautilus. And as has long been the case, these two cross-town rivals will soon do battle in the luxury EV crossover market as well. A Lincoln EV crossover has been rumored to be in the works for some time now, though it won’t ride on Rivian’s skateboard platform as originally expected. Regardless, another future FoMoCo EV will take its place in that regard.
Future Ford EV plans do include two additional mid-size electric crossovers – one Ford and one Lincoln – which will be built alongside the Ford Mustang Mach-E at the Ford Cuautitlan Assembly Plant in Mexico. The forthcoming EV crossovers, which will reportedly carry the internal codenames CDX746 and CDX747, are expected to enter production in late 2022 or early 2023 and go on sale for the 2023 model year. Sizing will be roughly equivalent to that of the Nautilus, and FoMoCo previously expected to sell around 65,000 combined units per year. If a recent trademark filing pans out, the Lincoln EV crossover could be called the Eglide.
While we await the arrival of that electrified Lincoln, GM announced that the Lyriq will be available to reserve in September, ahead of the crossover’s launch in the first half of 2022. When it arrives, the Lyriq will feature a base MSRP of $59,990.