In a blink of an eye, the limited run of the Cadillac Lyriq electric midsize SUV was gone
The elegant Cadillac Lyriq electric midsize SUV crossover was finally available to order on May 19 at a starting price of $62,990. The Debut Edition was sold out almost instantaneously as their early adopters were given a discount price of $59,990.
Built on General Motors’ new Ultium platform, the rear-wheel drive Cadillac Lyriq electric midsize SUV has caught the eye of many consumers due to its striking design and specifications, including more than 300 miles of range with 340 hp and 325 ft lbs of torque on a single motor. If that doesn’t suffice, there’s an option for the dual-motor all-wheel drive variant.
Cadillac has stated the dual-motors will pump out 500 horses with 3,500 pounds of tow. Both variants will be powered by the 100kWh Ultium battery pack. According to Cadillac, the Lyriq will reach up to 312 miles, which is 12 miles more than their expectations. The American marque has not confirmed the EPA-rated range of the all-wheel drive version but we should expect the announcement to come early 2023, the same time as the start of the deliveries of the luxury compact.
The Lyriq will come in the four available color choices: Satin Steel Metallic, Stellar Black Metallic, Opulent Blue Metallic, and Crystal White Tricoat. The luxury SUV is set to debut GM’s next-gen hands-free driving assist technology named “Super Cruise”. Early-build Lyriqs will have Super Cruise installed but inactive until an end of year update. As a thank you for being an early adopter, customers who face the delay will be rewarded 100,000 GM Reward points or an additional year of free charging.
Cadillac also announced today that customers who purchase a 2023 Cadillac Lyriq electric midsize SUV will get the option to select either “two years of unlimited public charging credits at EVgo charging stations or a credit of up to $1,500 for home charger installation through Qmerit.”