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Ma ma ma my Corona… Cadillac Cancels Lyriq Debut due to the virus outbreak

Cadillac Lyriq

Well, this bloody virus is killing it for us, the industry, the stock market and so on. Cadillac has canceled the Cadillac Lyriq debut, their first electric SUV. With no date set, we’ll just have to keep an eye out for when the next big announcement comes. The sad news comes just a couple of weeks after the Geneva Motor Show was cancelled. Further to this, it is also one of the first auto event to be cancelled in the US.

Recently, GM showed off their EV platform that would eventually power their upcoming vehicles, the Lyriq and the Celestiq Sedan. This is also their first time to give vehicles a proper name and not a bunch of letters and numbers. Will they stay the same in the production units, not likely.

GM is going big, utilizing their new EV platform on a range of compact, sedans, trucks, SUVs and performance vehicles. Namely, they’ll feature across their brands including, including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC.

GM representatives said in a statement Monday that their top priority is the safety of their guests. They’ve been working with WHO to follow recommendations. So, with the rise of cases in virus, we wont expect the Cadillac Lyric debut anytime soon.

Called BEV3, GM has engineered the platform to support front-, rear- and all-wheel-drive electric cars. The BEV3 uses the new modular Ultium battery packs, with potential ranges from 50 to 200 kWh and offer over 640 kilometers range. These also vary in 400-volt and 800-volt packs and can achieve 0 to 100km/h in around three seconds.

At this moment of time with the virus and all, we don’t mind seeing the debut digitally. We wouldn’t be able to drive them any way as they’re concepts. Either way, you can stay up to date here or on their website by signing up.

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