The Lyriq SUV will be the first all-electric Cadillac. Expected to go on sale as a 2023 model in early 2022, the luxurious SUV will be built from the ground up with new battery technology and feature more than 300 miles of range. Here’s what we know so far.
Under the hood.
Under the hood, the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will probably have a front trunk. That’s because it will have an electric motor on the rear axle, freeing up a lot of space while providing electric rear-wheel drive. It will also have an optional AWD system that includes a second motor at the front, generating more power.
The Lyriq will use new Ultium battery technology, which GM says can make batteries up to 200 kWh. For the Lyriq, Cadillac is expected to use a 100-kWh battery that can provide more than 300 miles of range per charge.
Interior and infotainment.
Cadillac has revealed a concept vehicle for the Lyric that showed off a stunningly beautiful interior with a huge, 33-inch curved LED display spanning most of the width of the dashboard, like the one in the Escalade, which can be controlled via click wheel on the center console.
According to the automaker, its new, dedicated EV architecture has allowed it to create a more spacious cabin. Electric vehicles are very quiet, meaning you hear a lot more of the road noises that a traditional engine would mask, so Cadillac is also investing in more advanced noise cancellation technology.
For a taste of what the Lyriq’s interior might be like, check out the new Cadillac Escalade at ELCO Chevrolet Cadillac in Ballwin, Missouri.
Like most General Motors brands, Cadillac has committed to developing and releasing more all-electric vehicles in the near future in a bid to go green and revolutionize the roadway. For traditionalists, this has caused significant trepidation about the future of gas vehicles.
Thanks to a recent announcement from Cadillac regarding the
fate of the CT4 and CT5, fans of fossil-fuel-powered cars and electric skeptics
can rest easy knowing that not all Cadillacs will be electrified just yet.
According to the luxury automaker — as reported by industry website Car Buzz —
the luxury automaker does not intend to introduce all-electric – or, for that
matter, gas/electric hybrid – versions of the popular CT4 and CT5 sedans.
Fans of the CT4 and CT5 will be even happier to hear that
the V-Series variants of the beloved performance sedans will don the
prestigious Blackwing badge. Better still, Cadillac confirmed that both the
CT4-V and CT5-V will have the option to be equipped with a manual transmission
for extra control. Other premium performance features like V-Mode, Super
Cruise, and Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 will also be available for the powerful
The 2020 CT4-V and CT5-V, which will be available in limited
quantities later this year, are expected to be the fastest Cadillacs ever
Keep it tuned to the ELCO Cadillac blog for more news on all of Cadillac’s models, electric and otherwise.
Cadillac has seen the future, and it’s electric — or at least most of it is. Late last year, Reuters reported that the head of Cadillac, Steve Carlisle, announced that all – or a majority – of its vehicles would be 100 percent electric by 2030. That means that within the next decade, we’ll be able to watch the automaker that defined American luxury completely redefine the EV market and up the game for the rest of the industry.
If you follow the Cadillac brand closely, you’re probably
not surprised by this news. Cadillac has dabbled in electric vehicles a fair
amount up to this point, and has mentioned its plans for an all-electric future
multiple times. Moreover, it just announced an all-new, fully electric
crossover SUV called the Lyric.
There’s been a fair amount of speculation regarding what
might happen to some beloved Cadillac models if the brand moves forward with
its electric future? Cadillac was sure to say its lineup might be mostly electric by 2030, meaning fan
favorites, like the Escalade, could theoretically continue as a gas model, even
if an EV version is also on offer.
While you and the rest of the world wait to learn more about Cadillac’s upcoming electric crossover – as well as their future lineup – feel free to stop by ELCO Chevrolet Cadillac and experience the vehicles that represent the current pinnacle of American luxury.