It’s a bold new step for the luxury automaker, as the launch of the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ EV is the beginning of the end for their gas powered vehicles. When the gorgeous looking LYRIQ hits the roads next year, there will be no more internal combustion engines, meaning, the 2021 Cadillac Escallade was pretty much the last of the dinosaurs. With things going smoothly for Cadillac’s testing of the luxury SUV, customers can place their orders in September this year, and expect them in their drive mid 2022.
The production unit only slightly differs to the concept revealed last year, so much so that you have to look closely to spot the difference. What is still featured prominently is Cadillac’s next iteration of brand styling, the distinctive black crystal grille.
“Throughout the next decade, Cadillac will define the future of luxury transportation through a series of exciting new electric vehicles, and it all begins with LYRIQ,” said Rory Harvey, vice president, Global Cadillac. “The 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ’s stunning design and artfully integrated technology combined with GM’s Ultium Platform will deliver a high-performance luxury experience unlike anything that has come before it, setting a new standard for Cadillac.”
A 100 kWh battery pack and a rear-wheel-drive Ultium Platform will get you around 340 HP and 449 Nm of torque at the step of the pedal, and it will take you as far as around 480 kilometers.
The 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ also offers high-speed DC fast charging for public stations at 190 kW, you can pump in enough juice to add you 120 km of range in about 10 minutes of charging time. For home charging. Unlike other vehicles, the LYRIQ also offers a 19.2 kW charging module, which can add up to 83 km of range per hour. The 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ will also feature variable Regen on Demand technology allowing drivers to control how quickly the vehicle slows down or to a complete stop using the ‘paddle shifters’ on the steering wheel. That and One-Pedal Driving make use of regenerative braking to help maximize electric driving efficiency.
Additional 2023 LYRIQ highlights include:
- Available Super Cruise, the industry’s first true hands-free driver-assistance technology for compatible roads
- A stunning 33-inch-diagonal advanced LED display with the ability to emit over one billion colors
- Cadillac’s next-generation Active Noise Cancellation system
- Slim-line LED headlamps with choreographed lighting sequence
- AKG Studio 19-speaker audio system with headrest speakers
- KeyPass digital vehicle access
- Dual level charge cord
- Standard 20-inch split six-spoke alloy wheels or optional 22-inch dynamic split-spoke Reverse Rim alloy wheels
Customers will be able to select from Satin Steel Metallic or Stellar Black Metallic exterior colors, and Sky Cool Gray or Noir for the interior.
The large, curved LED screen is the centerpiece harmoniously bringing all the components together for one beautiful infotainment décor.
The 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ is expected to go into production in the first quarter of 2022, with pricing starting at $59,990.
We’ll be seeing more of the car in a few days as the company looks to kick off its new ad campaign during the Oscars broadcast.