The brand is known for their luxury vehicles such as the Cadillac Escalade, however, their first EV is competitively priced. The rear-wheel-drive variant will start at $62,990 (inclusive of the destination fee) while the all-wheel-drive version will go for $64,990. Cadillac will open the order books on May 19 this year.
A special Lyriq Debut Edition with rear-wheel drive had been offered earlier at the price of $59,900. It sold out in ten minutes with the lucky customers who managed to reserve it getting their deliveries starting July this year.
All 2023 Lyriq customers get the choice of either two years of unlimited public charging credits on the EVgo network or a $1,500 credit towards Level 2 AC home charger installation from a partnership with Qmerit. Cadillac’s accessories include a 11.5-kilowatt and 19.2-kW wall-mounted charging units. In terms of speed, the Lyriq is capable of DC fast charging in a station at up to 190 kw, which can add up to 76 miles in about 10 minutes, according to Cadillac.
Under the hood, the rear-drive Lyriq makes 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet (440 Newton-meters) of torque. On the other hand, all-wheel-drive version makes an estimated 500 hp (373 kW) and can tow up to 3,500 pounds (1,588 kilograms). The SUV has a range of 312 miles (502 kilometers) from a 100-kilowatt-hour battery according to EPA estimates, not official numbers.
On the outside, the 2023 Lyriq will have two additional colors available; Opulent Blue Metallic and Crystal White Tricoat. They will join the previous choice of Satin Steel Metallic and Stellar Black Metallic options.
Inside the cabin, Cadillac equipped the SUV with a huge 33-inch display screen similar to the one in the Escalade. In addition, there’s a 19-speaker AKG Studio audio system to complement it.
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq will be built at the Spring Hill, Tennessee factory where the Debut Editions were made. This is the same plant that General Motors (GM) – Cadillac’s parent company – invested $2 Billion to prepare it for electric vehicles’ production. GM and LG Energy Solution are also planning a $2.3 billion joint-venture battery plant nearby.