2023 Cadillac Lyriq now in production

The primary buyer examples of Cadillac’s extremely anticipated Lyriq electrical SUV rolled off the manufacturing line on Monday, marking the beginning of Cadillac’s electrical future.

Manufacturing is dealt with at Common Motors’ Spring Hill Manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, the place the automaker additionally handles manufacturing of the Cadillac XT5 and XT6, and GMC Acadia. The plant lately obtained a $2 billion funding to organize it for electrical automobiles.

The Lyriq begins deliveries this summer season, as a 2023 mannequin. The primary batch is a particular Lyriq Debut Version, construct slots for which have been stuffed. Common Lyriq reservations begin Might 19.

Pricing begins at $59,990, together with vacation spot.

The 2-row, mid-size SUV rides on GM’s Ultium EV platform that debuted within the 2022 GMC Hummer EV. It’s at the moment supplied with a single, rear-mounted motor rated at 340 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque, plus a 100-kilowatt-hour battery that ought to ship an EPA-rated vary of 300 miles. A dual-motor all-wheel-drive choice might be supplied at a later date.

Cadillac has confirmed 4 extra EVs for this decade. Subsequent within the pipeline is an ultra-luxury sedan to be known as the Celestiq. There may even be an electrical Escalade, an electrical compact crossover, and certain an electrical three-row SUV positioned between the Lyriq and electrical Escalade.

Not each Cadillac seller is on board with the model’s electrical transformation. Rory Harvey, vice chairman of Cadillac, lately mentioned round 315 US dealerships took a money supply to shut up store somewhat than spend on upgrading for the EV future. That represents a few third of Cadillac’s dealerships, although the model will nonetheless have extra shops than some rival manufacturers even after the cull.

Word, the Lyriq is not technically Cadillac’s first EV. The respect goes to the ELR that arrived for 2014, although this mannequin was an extended-range EV based mostly on the platform of the first-generation Chevrolet Volt.

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