Basic Motors has begun its shift to all-electric autos — sure, you learn that accurately — with the revealing of the Cadillac Lyriq.
Although maybe broadly neglected, GM introduced in 2019 its electrified future after which underscored the transfer earlier this 12 months with the announcement of its new Ultium batteries, being developed with LG Chem and produced in Lordstown, Ohio.
Now, Cadillac has unveiled the show-car prototype for Lyriq, an electrical crossover car that launches the historic model’s electrical portfolio
“The propulsion system and supporting applied sciences place Cadillac to be a frontrunner in electrification, connectivity and automatic driving, all delivered with thrilling efficiency and a brand new threshold in expertise integration,” Cadillac stated.
“Led by Lyriq, Cadillac will redefine American luxurious over the following decade with a brand new portfolio of transformative EVs,” added Steve Carlisle, GM North America government vp and president. “We’ll ship experiences that interact the senses, anticipate needs and allow our clients to go on extraordinary journeys.”
GM stated Lyriq will likely be based mostly on the corporate’s next-generation modular electrical car platform and can provide greater than 300 miles of vary between recharges.
It additionally revealed that Lyriq will provide rear- and all-wheel drive and can introduce Tremendous Cruise, a “hands-free driver help characteristic” that it says will operate on greater than 200,000 miles of “enabled roads.”
Amongst Lyriq’s options will likely be 33-inch LED display throughout the dashboard.
Lyriq additionally will introduce a brand new design theme for Cadillac.
“The Lyriq represents the following iteration of the long-lasting model’s styling, enabled by electrification, as solely Cadillac can categorical,” stated Andrew Smith, Cadillac’s government director of worldwide design.
Among the many options of the present automobile are a “black crystal” grille with distinct entrance lighting and a cut up rear lamp design with high- and low-mounted tail lights “built-in into the lighting choreography.”
And Lyriq is simply the beginning. Motor Authority reports that GM has registered the names Cadillac Optiq and Cadillac Symboliq with the U.S. and European patent and trademark places of work. It additionally notes that Lyriq manufacturing will start in 2022.