The all-electric Lyriq crossover will mark the start of the top for traditional combustion engines at Cadillac when the new EV arrives in dealer showrooms within the half of next year.
The Lyriq, Cadillac’s first EV, is the start of a replacement lineup of electrical cars and SUVs for the brand because it plans to form all-electric vehicles exclusively by 2030, consistent with Rory Harvey, global vice chairman of Cadillac. He said there’ll be no new vehicles from Cadillac with combustion engines, also referred to as ICE, in North America after last year’s launch of the redesigned Escalade SUV.
“We are going to be leaving this decade as an EV brand as things stand today,” he told reporters during a web media event in the week for the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq. “We won’t be selling ICE vehicles by 2030.”
General Motors, Cadillac’s parent company, previously said a majority, if not all, of its Cadillac cars and SUVs sold globally would be all-electric vehicles by the top of the last decade . But Harvey’s comments take it a step further, reconfirming the plans and saying Cadillac won’t spend capital on its current lineup outside of updates, also referred to as mid cycle refreshes, to vehicles already on sale.
Cadillac is predicted to steer GM’s plans to exclusively offer EVs by 2035. that has a minimum of 30 new EVs by 2025 under a $27 billion investment plan in electric and autonomous vehicles during that point frame.
The Lyriq, starting at $59,990, are going to be among the primary to plug with GM’s next-generation EV platform and battery system, referred to as Ultium. The vehicle will only be available in one configuration for the primary model year to simplify production.
GM on Wednesday released pricing, photos and details of the assembly version of the vehicle, which widely resembles a show car version from last year. Changes, as promised by GM, largely include a couple of design tweaks like smaller wheels and bigger side mirrors to satisfy U.S. regulations.
“The intent was to basically take the show into production” said Andrew Smith, Cadillac executive of worldwide design, color and trim. that has new signature lighting and an illuminated Cadillac emblem on the front .
The Lyriq’s interior, just like the show car, also features a curved 33-inch-diagonal advanced LED screen the spans the whole viewing area of the driving force .
The rear-wheel-drive vehicle is predicted to possess 340 horsepower and about 325 pound-feet of torque. The vehicle’s estimated EV range on a full charge is quite 300 miles, consistent with GM. On a DC fast charger, GM said the vehicle is capable of adding 76 miles of home in about 10 minutes.