Cadillac has unveiled its first all-electric vehicle – a sporty and responsive 2023 Lyric show car. A production version will follow.
This model’s highlights are the first electric platform from General Motors and a 100-kWh Ultium battery, also used by the carmaker for the first time. It allows the vehicle to cover over 300 miles on a single charge.
The company says that the series SUV will go into production in late 2022, with some changes compared with the concept vehicle. Expect the price to be below $75,000.
In general, Cadillac plans to introduce 20 electric cars by 2023.
Importantly, the Lyriq represents the next iteration of Cadillac’s styling, though visually the front end of the show car still conveys the familiar design language of the brand.
The vehicle’s weight is distributed 50/50, its center of gravity is about 4 inches lower than that of the Cadillac XT4. Rear and all-wheel-drive choices will be available.
In the cabin, a gigantic 33-inch LCD screen dominates, which is able to display more than a billion colors. The interior is minimalistic and sophisticated at the same time.
The company updated the rotary controller in the center console to make it look like a thing created by a watchmaker.
The Cadillac Lyriq supports DC fast charging higher than 150 kW, and Level 2 home charging up to 19 kW.