2022 will be a new dawn for the luxurious brand of General Motors, Cadillac. Because Cadillac is stepping onto the electric space flourished with leisure for Cadillac Lyriq. It will not only be a luxurious entry branding automobile but also an all-electric offering that will mark the end of the production of internal combustion engine vehicles, thus standing as the significant sedan of General Motors.
The aggressive and stunning exterior styling, cool and spacious cabin, modern technological aspects, and mainly the maker’s masterpiece elements that are Ultium driving technology, Scalable technology, and Supercruise control have already shattered the market. Even though the sale of the front-wheel-drive model will only commence in the spring of 2022 as a 2023 model, the reservation for the first wave opened on 18 September 2021 that witnessed the complete sold-out condition within 20 minutes. This instance itself is enough to prove its ferocious dominance over its competitors Audi Q4 e-Tron, Mercedes EQS, Jaguar I- Pace, Volvo Polestar 2, and Tesla Model X.
Exterior Styling Of Cadillac Lyriq
Cadillac Lyriq has a flashy look with an iconic crest-shaped trellis thatched with an SUV roofline fetched with an athletic appearance. Although its mesmerizing exterior styling is fantastic, if you are defining each and every aspect of it, you could not find anything unique from the Cadillac’s other muscular cars in the line-up. But, the raked-back is etched with sportier lines that outshine Lyriq from other traditional SUV hatchbacks. The illumination setup itself can catch the attention as it is filled to the brim with 736 vertical headlights radiating on front and back in which the unconventional LED headlight consists of 9 lights. The massive vertical taillights stretch 2fts into the C pillar. In short, the grille, logo, lights are embroidered with LED lights to draw a visionary look. The paint palette only consists of two colors to spread hues on its sharp body that are Satin steel metallic and Stellar black metallic. It runs on giant 22-inch alloy wheels and the long, wide posture alone can allure the onlookers.
Interior Design Of Cadillac Lyriq
The roomy cabin is equipped with five long seats and the interior is themed with two color options that are Sky coat Gray and Noir. The tech-forward interior is parted by a center console to segregate the front and rear parts. Seats are covered with synthetic leather but the real leather material will not be available in the basic models. The rear seats are with a classic look and got spacious legroom of 39.6 inches. In fact, the specialized architecture of General Motors has framed airy and spacious innards to elevate the comfortness. The steering wheel is not supplied with buttons, where the knobs, scroll wheels and a piano black surface illuminated with LEDs can help you to handle the settings. There will be Advanced noise cancellation machinery that avoids the outer noise entering the inner cabin. Also, there’s a storage platter under the center stack designed with blue fabric meant for storing necessary stuff and it is called being ‘Jewellery Box’.
Infotainment System And Connectivity Of Cadillac Lyriq
The instrument panel popped out in the inner cabin is similar to that of installed in the new 2021 Escalades. This dashboard is dominated by an advanced 33-inch curved OLED display that comes with two screens as the one serves as an SUVs infotainment screen that locates the top of the center stack and the other screen to the left of the instrument cluster that functions as driver’s gauge display providing the vehicle info and functions. We could expect that the Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Wi-Fi hotspot, and Bluetooth will come as a standard without any fail. Also, the head-up display utilizes augmented reality that enhances the driving experience and ensures improved road safety.
Other Features Of Cadillac Lyriq
General Motors has co-engineered with the AKG Acoustics brand which got popularized due to its long-lasting and quality audio products. This tie-up helps in framing an efficient 19 speakers audio system with a headrest speaker.
There will be driver assisting technical features, mainly Cadillac brand’s own adaptive Supercruise control with the semi-autonomous driving model. The Supercruise drive system is a salient feature on it that helps to experience hand-free driving even through 200,000 miles of divided highways of U S. Likewise, other elements like the Automated emergency braking with the pedestrian detection are also offered that automatically activates to slow done the car if a possible collision is identified. Lane departure warning and lane-keeping assist are also expected to come as standard in it.
Engine And Performance Of Cadillac Lyriq
It is informed that Cadillac Lyriq comes in a single motor with rear-wheel drive mode and dual motor with all-wheel drive mode. However, the all wheel drive mode will not be available at the prime launch time. The standard rear-wheel drive train runs with an electric motor on the rear axle whereas the all-wheel-drive adds another motor at the front to drive the front wheels. The single motor pack will produce plenty of power at an estimated rate of 340 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque, but no further details about the dual-motor pack are given and we can expect that at the close of its launch until late 2022.
The performance of Cadillac Lyriq is on par with the stunning Jaguar l-Pace with a speedy acceleration from 0 to 60mph in just 4.3 seconds at low speeds. In addition to that, the one-pedal driving and a paddle on the steering wheel aid the driver to handle the regenerative braking.
Battery, Range And Charging Of Cadillac Lyriq
General Motors’ new Ultium drive technology that utilizes ultium battery is an integral element of the sedan’s engineering that helps in attaining 50/50 weight distribution and maintains a low center of gravity. Also, the Scalable technology is equipped in its architecture to produce the battery pack in size from 50kWh to 200kWh. It is claimed that a long range of 300 miles per charge is attainable due to the capacity of 100kWh which is the same as of the Tesla Model Y but slightly lower than the Tesla Model X. Lyrq supports both Level 1 and Level 2 home charging options at 19kW that adds 52 miles of range per hour of charge. The standard DC fast-charging up to 190kW is able to reclaim 76 miles of range in just ten minutes.
Additionally, GM has partnered with the charging station service providers to enable access for the Lyriq owners to 60000 Level 2 and DC fast-charging stations.
Price And Warranty Of Cadillac Lyriq
Cadillac Lyriq has only announced the price tag of the base model and we are assuming the approximate cost of top models according to the offered amenities and features.
Luxury(Base model) – $59,995 (precisely)
Premium Luxury -$70,000 (approximately)
Sport – $80,000 (approximately)
Platinum – $90,000 (approximately)
Basically, Cadillac is selling out its luxurious sedan lesser than the other top electric cars like Tesla Model Y by a amount of $200 and Tesla Model X by $42,000. Additional amenities like adaptive Super cruise control and Self-driving technology will wage extra charges.
The limited warranty of Cadillac Lyriq covers 4 years or 50,000 miles. The powertrain warranty of 6 years or 70,000 miles is the same as that of XT6 SUVs but the Jaguar I- Pace offers a longer time period. The battery warranty is on par with the Chevrolet Bolt that is estimated to be of 8 years or 100,000 miles.