2023 Cadillac Lyriq Debuts
The production debut of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq marks a pioneering moment for Cadillac that illuminates the brand’s future and its vision for luxury motoring. Its distinctive black crystal grille is the calling card for the brand's future styling direction, while signature vertical lighting and clean, tailored body lines set a tone of artfully blended technology. The interior is clean and simple with a focus on secondary design elements, including intricate laser etched patterns through wood over metal decor, which has never been done before. The large, curved 33-inch-diagonal LED screen, with the ability to emit over 1 billion colors, is the centerpiece and all the components blur the lines of separation among technology, lighting and decor.
Lyriq represents a clean-sheet design that sets the standard for the future of Cadillac,” said Andrew Smith, executive director of Cadillac Design. “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.”
The vehicle’s dedicated electric architecture uses a 12-module, 100 kilowatt-hour battery pack and a rear-wheel-drive Ultium Platform to deliver a Cadillac-estimated 340 horsepower and 440 Nm of torque — and a Cadillac-estimated over 300 miles of range with a full charge. Lyriq also offers high-speed DC fast charging for public stations at 190 kW, enabling customers to add an estimated 76 miles of range in about 10 minutes of charging time. For home charging, Lyriq offers a segment-leading 19.2 kW charging module, which can add up to 52 miles of range per hour of charge.
Lyriq will feature next-generation variable Regen on Demand technology, along with the convenience of One-Pedal Driving. With Cadillac’s new variable Regen on Demand, drivers can control how quickly Lyriq slows down or 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 efficiency.
“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.”
With testing of Cadillac’s inaugural luxury SUV running ahead of schedule, the brand announced that customers may place order reservations beginning in September 2021, nine months earlier than originally planned. The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq is expected to go into production in the first quarter of 2022 at GM’s Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly facility, with pricing starting at $59,990.