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Cadillac unveils 2023 electric-powered Lyriq sport utility

SUV points the way to Cadillac’s future design and chassis engineering


Cadillac unveiled the first step toward its electrically powered future with the release of images and information about its 2023 Lyriq, a vehicle, it said, that “is the culmination of a century of innovation and the beginning of a great new era.”

Rory Harvey, Cadillac vice president, added, “Throughout the next decade, Cadillac will define the future of luxury transportation through a series of exciting new electric vehicles, and it all begins with Lyriq,” which he said “will deliver a high-performance luxury experience unlike anything that has come before it, setting a new standard for Cadillac.”

Cadillac, Cadillac unveils 2023 electric-powered Lyriq sport utility, ClassicCars.com Journal

Cadillac’s announcement noted that at launch, Lyriq, a sport-utility vehicle, will feature a 12-module, 100-kilowatt-hour battery pack and rear-driven platform with an estimated 340 horsepower, 324 pound-feet of torque and a range of more than 300 miles, the company said.

The company added that at public fast-charging stations, nearly 80 miles of range can be added in “about 10 minutes.” Home-charging units should provide more than 50 miles of travel per hour of charging, Cadillac added.

Cadillac, Cadillac unveils 2023 electric-powered Lyriq sport utility, ClassicCars.com Journal

The vehicles will offer one-pedal driving with “Regen on Demand” technology that slows the car or brings it to a complete stop using a steering wheel paddle. The SUVs also will feature Super Cruise, “industry’s first true hands-free driver-assistance technology for compatible roads,” a 33-inch LED display screen, and 19-speak AKG Studio audio system.

Cadillac, Cadillac unveils 2023 electric-powered Lyriq sport utility, ClassicCars.com Journal

“Lyriq represents a clean-sheet design that sets the standard for the future of Cadillac,” said Andrew Smith, executive director of Cadillac Design. “The objective I gave my team was to design the Lyriq with the level of detail that they would a show car. The customer should feel like they’re driving in the future.”

Cadillac said the SUV interiors will feature “intricate laser-etched patterns through wood over metal decor, which has never been done before.”

Production is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2022 with pricing starting at $59,990.

For more information, visit the Cadillac Lyriq website.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


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