The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq has undergone the validation drive that means a transition to the final stage before the production start.
The Cadillac Lyriq will go into production in the first quarter of next year. Meantime, Cadillac engineers have completed the validation drive for the new model’s components and technologies at 80 percent, automaker reports.
So, the Lyriq has crossed a crucial developmental milestone that marks a transition to the final stage prior to the mass production that begins in spring 2022 at the assembly plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee. Now the manufacturer can focus on fine-tuning the touchpoints.
Cadillac evaluated how the Lyriq performed under real-world conditions and various driving scenarios. In particular, the team made cold-weather test drives in August in New Zealand to speed up the launch schedule.
They checked systems calibrations, key driver-control and sensory elements (including an interior audio signature), and other elements which directly impact the in-vehicle experience.
Highlights of the Cadillac Lyriq include:
- Ultium Platform that enables a low center of gravity, nearly 50/50 front-to-rear weight balance, and exceptional chassis stiffness
- five-link front and rear suspension
- frequency-dependent dampers
- 12-module, 100.4-kWh battery pack
- rear-wheel Ultium Drive unit
- Level 2, 19-kW charge module that allows up to 52 mi per charging hour
According to GM’s estimates, the model delivers 340 hp and 440 Nm (325 lb-ft), 300 miles of range on a full charge. In addition, the Lyriq offers high-speed DC fast-charging up to 190 kW adding up to 76 miles in 10 minutes.
At the start, the Lyriq Debut Edition will be available. The reservation bank for it is already full (was sold out fast). The reservation book for additional cars will open in the summer of 2022.
Earlier Cadillac informs that pre-orders for the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition sold out in a few minutes.