2023 Cadillac Lyriq

 Cadillac's first entry into the luxury electric vehicle market will be the Lyriq SUV, which features sharp styling and a modern interior. Cadillac claims that its new SUV will be available in both single-motor rear-wheel drive and dual-motor all-wheel drive configurations, and that it will have a driving range of more than 300 miles. The Lyriq was designed from the ground up and will be powered by General Motors' new scalable battery architecture; the company claims a low centre 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.

2023 Cadillac Lyriq

2023 Cadillac Lyriq Price

Cadillac has only revealed the Lyriq's base price so far—an appealing $59,995—so we're speculating on pricing for the Lyriq's higher trim levels.

2023 Cadillac Lyriq Engine

The Lyriq will be available with rear-wheel drive as standard, with an electric motor on the rear axle; all-wheel drive will be available as an option, with a second motor at the front to drive those wheels. So far, Cadillac has been tight-lipped about the Lyriq's all-wheel drive powertrain, so we don't know how much horsepower it will produce; the rear-wheel drive model is said to produce 340 horsepower. Because of the immediate nature of an electric motor's power delivery, acceleration is certain to be quick, at least at lower speeds. During our testing, the I-Pace, for example, reached 60 mph in 4.3 seconds; we anticipate the Lyriq to perform similarly.

2023 Cadillac Lyriq Fuel

With the Lyriq, General Motors is introducing Ultium, a new line of EV battery technology. The scalable technology enables the automaker to produce batteries ranging in size from 50.0 kWh to 200 kWh, with the largest size reserved for large EV pickup trucks such as the upcoming GMC Hummer EV SUT. Cadillac claims that the Lyriq will have a battery with a capacity of about 100 kWh and will be capable of driving ranges of more than 300 miles per charge. Although DC fast charging will be standard, the Lyriq will also be able to charge via home power outlets.

2023 Cadillac Lyriq Interior

Although the concept vehicle featured only four seats and a centre console that divided the two front and two rear seats, as well as a touchscreen for rear seat passengers, the production vehicle features a more traditional rear bench seat. Cadillac claims that using dedicated EV-architecture allows for a more open and airy cabin with plenty of space for passengers to get comfortable. It is claimed that more advanced noise cancellation technology will reduce road noise inside the cabin. The interior appears to be roomy, but we'll reserve judgement until we get a chance to test drive a Lyriq.

2023 Cadillac Lyriq

2023 Cadillac Lyriq Infotainment 

The dashboard of the Lyriq, like that of the new 2021 Escalade, is dominated by a massive, 33.0-inch curved advanced LED display that serves as the SUV's infotainment system as well as the driver's gauge display. The infotainment system in the Escalade can be controlled by a click wheel on the centre console, which is useful for drivers who dislike touchscreens. When the Lyriq arrives in Cadillac showrooms, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a Wi-Fi hotspot are expected to be standard features. A 19-speaker stereo system from AKG, the high-end audio experts, will be available.

2023 Cadillac Lyriq

2023 Cadillac Lyriq Safety 

Cadillac is expected to equip it with numerous driver-assistance features, and the brand's Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving technology will also be available. Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites for more information on the Lyriq's crash-test results. The following are likely to be key safety features:

Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection is standard.

Lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist is available.

Adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous driving mode is available.

2023 Cadillac Lyriq Warranty 

The Lyriq, like the similarly sized Cadillac XT5 and XT6 SUVs, will have a powertrain warranty that exceeds that of other premium people haulers. Cadillac currently covers the first dealer maintenance visit, but competitors like the Jaguar I-Pace offer longer periods of free maintenance. We anticipate that the Lyriq's battery warranty will be the same as the Chevy Bolt's, which is 8 years or 100,000 miles.

The limited warranty lasts four years or 50,000 miles.

The powertrain warranty is valid for 6 years or 70,000 miles.

The first visit includes free maintenance.