Cadillac is embracing their electrical future with the presentation of the LYRIQ (GM is capitalizing its identify of their press launch) “present automotive” immediately at 7pm EST. The thinly veiled idea will preview a manufacturing mannequin that may go on sale in 2022. Head down to look at the dwell stream. [Updated 8/6/2020]
Cadillac has stored most particulars below wraps, however has mentioned the Lyriq “marks the start of a brand new chapter for the model – one that’s all-electric and redefines the boundaries and limits of mobility and connectivity.”
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Whereas that isn’t a lot to go on, the crossover was originally teased at the 2019 North American International Auto Show and it seems to stay fairly devoted to these unique sketches. As you’ll be able to see, the Lyriq has a completely enclosed grille which is illuminated and flanked by triangular air intakes that seem like blocked off.
Transferring additional again, we are able to see a brief hood and a flowing roofline. There’s additionally streamlined bodywork and what may very well be a charging port hidden behind the entrance fender.
Whereas a lot of the inside photos present the 2021 Escalade, there is among the Lyriq. It exhibits a door panel that includes illuminated wooden trim in addition to a bespoke energy seat controller.
The idea seems to be the identical one which was proven at GM’s EV Day earlier this 12 months and a previous report steered it was “about 85% true to the manufacturing car.” The identical report mentioned the crossover had 23-inch wheels and a four-seat inside with a 34-inch show. The previous two gadgets will probably be dropped for manufacturing, however the 34-inch show ought to stay.
The Lyric is ready to reach in manufacturing type in 2022 and is claimed to be roughly the identical dimension as the present XT5. It’s going to journey on GM’s new electric vehicle architecture and use Ultium batteries. The corporate has beforehand mentioned the batteries may have capacities starting from 50 to 200 kWh and provide ranges of as much as 300 miles or better.