Electric Cadillac Lyriq SUV Set to Begin Production


Electric Cadillac Lyriq SUV Set to Begin Production

GM confirmed plans to start production of its upcoming Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV as early as next week, along with plans to reopen its order books in May after selling out its first production run last year.

If that “next week” production schedule sounds a bit sooner than you might remember, that’s because it is sooner than you remember. In fact, it’s a full nine months ahead of the original launch schedule announced by GM when the Lyriq made its debut.

“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. “It’s exciting to see our objectives realized on the road — and it means we are on track to bring this pioneering electric luxury vehicle to customers nine months earlier than originally planned.”


At launch, the Cadillac Lyriq will be available a number of high-tech features and “stirring performance” courtesy of a 12-module, 100 kilowatt-hour battery pack and a rear-wheel-drive Ultium Platform to deliver a Cadillac-estimated 340 HP and 440 Nm of TQ (about 325 lb-ft). What’s more, Cadillac estimates more than 300 miles of all-electric range on a fully charged battery.

Lyriq also offers high-speed DC fast charging for public stations at 190 kW, enabling customers to add about 75 miles of range in just 10 minutes of charging time. For home charging, Cadillac offers a segment-leading 19.2 kW charging module, which can add over 50 miles of range per hour of charge.



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