2023 Cadillac Lyriq - Cadillac's first entrant into the luxury electric vehicle | Mini Auto




Starting at $59.995

Cadillac's first entry into the luxury electric vehicle market will be the Lyriq SUV, which offers sharp styling and a modern cabin. Cadillac says both single- and dual-engine rear-wheel drive models will be offered, and its new SUV will have a driving range of more than 300 kilometers. Lyriq has been designed from the ground up and will use General Motors' new scalable battery architecture; The company claims a low center of gravity and a spacious cabin as benefits of the dedicated EV architecture. The Lyriq will go on sale in early 2022 as a 2023 model.

Lyriq is not only the brand new American luxury brand, it is also Cadillac's first all-electric product. When it goes on sale, it will go head-to-head with giants like the Audi e-tron, Jaguar I-Pace, and Tesla Model X.

So far, Cadillac has only revealed the base price of the Lyriq — a tempting $59,995 — so we're speculating on prices for its higher trim levels. We hope to learn more about the Lyriq lineup and its various standard and optional features closer to the crossover's release date.


Engine, transmission and performance

The Lyriq will come standard with rear-wheel drive with an electric motor on the rear axle; All-wheel drive will be optional and add a second engine up front to drive those wheels. So far, Cadillac hasn't revealed details of the Lyriq's all-wheel drive system, so we don't know how much horsepower it will produce; The rear-wheel drive model is said to produce 340 hp. Either way, acceleration is bound to be fast, at least at lower speeds, thanks to the instantaneous nature of the electric motor's energy distribution. For example, the I-Pace spiked to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds during our testing; we expect Lyriq to deliver similar performance.


Range, charge and battery life

General Motors is launching a new line of EV battery technology with Lyriq called Ultium. Scalable technology allows the automaker to produce batteries in sizes ranging from 50.0 kWh to 200 kWh, although the largest sizes are said to be only for full-size EV pickups like the GMC Hummer EV. SUT coming soon. Cadillac claims that the Lyriq will offer a battery with about 100-kWh worth of capacity and should be capable of driving ranges of more than 300 miles per charge. DC fast charging will be standard, but the Lyriq will also be able to charge on a home outlet.


Real-world fuel economy and MPG

So far, there's no word from the EPA on the Lyriq's estimated fuel economy (as shown in the MPGe), but we expect that to be available closer to the SUV's on-sale date. We'll also have the opportunity to put the Lyriq through our 200-mile highway fuel economy test in the future, and when we do, we'll update this story with the results. For more information on the Lyriq's fuel economy, visit the EPA's website.


Furniture, Amenities and Merchandise

Although the concept car only seats four and the center console splits two front and two rear seats, with touch screens for rear passengers, the production car used traditional rear bench seats. more uniform. Cadillac says the use of a dedicated EV architecture allows for a more airy and spacious cabin with plenty of space for passenger comfort. More advanced noise cancellation technology is said to reduce road noise inside the cabin. The interior seems spacious, but we'll reserve our assessment until we get a chance to test drive a Lyriq.


Infotainment and connectivity

The Lyriq's dashboard, like the new 2021 Escalade, is dominated by a giant 33.0-inch curved cutting-edge LED display that serves as both the SUV's infotainment system and the driver's gauge display. . In the Escalade, the infotainment system can be controlled with a press wheel on the center console, a boon for drivers who don't like touchscreens. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a Wi-Fi hotspot are all expected as standard features when the Lyriq arrives at Cadillac showrooms. A 19-speaker stereo system by the senior sound experts at AKG will be provided.


Safety and driver assistance features

However, we expect Cadillac to offer it plenty of driver-assist features, and Cadillac says the brand's Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving technology will also be offered. For more information on Lyriq crash test results, visit the websites of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Key safety features may include:


  Standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection

  Lane departure warning available with lane keep assist

  Adaptive cruise control available with semi-autonomous driving mode

2023 Cadillac Lyriq - Cadillac's first entrant into the luxury electric vehicle | Mini Auto  2023 Cadillac Lyriq - Cadillac's first entrant into the luxury electric vehicle | Mini Auto Reviewed by News For You on June 14, 2021 Rating: 5

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