The first Cadillac Lyriq has already rolled off the assembly line in Spring Hill, Tennessee. The official launch procedure took place with the participation of high-ranking officials.
The production of the all-electric luxury Cadillac Lyriq has kicked off in America ahead of schedule, which seldom happens nowadays. The model marks a new milestone in the manufacturer’s commitment to an all-electric future. It features around 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque, its estimated driving range is more than 300 miles (480 km).
General Motors expects the Lyriq to be in high demand. Al least, it took only 10 minutes to sell out the Lyriq Debut Edition. By the way, non-Debut Edition vehicles will be available to pre-order starting from May 19, 2022. The carmaker plans to build up to 200,000 Lyriq Units annually at the Spring Hill factory.
In addition to the Lyriq model, the brand has something else in the cards. Carbuzz reports about a new, 2nd generation Cadillac CT6. Despite the intention to replace this model with a large all-electric sedan, the Cadillac Celestiq, in the course of time, the carmaker, nevertheless, won’t give up the CT6 yet and is preparing its next generation.
The model will ride on GM’s new VSS-R platform underpinning rear-wheel-drive cars. Besides, it will apparently use a 2.0L LSY engine and a mild-hybrid system.
The new Cadillac CT6 could adapt General Motors’ Global B/VIP electrical architecture that allows for OTA updates and usage of the Ultra Cruise and Super Cruise systems.
As for the future exterior, it should be evolutionary, meaning a sleeker silhouette, prominent LED lighting elements, dual exhausts, an elongated greenhouse, and a roof tapering off over the middle of rear doors.
Upper photo: 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Interior