When the Cadillac Lyriq goes on sale in late 2022, look for the electric crossover, expect the price to be less than $ 75,000, according to GM North America President Steve Carlisle speaking to Auto Wards. “It has to be at a price they are familiar with,” Carlisle said.
Carlisle says Cadillac intends the Lyriq to be a volume product for the brand. Ideally, it would even be a legitimate Tesla challenger.
“The product has to address the weak points,” Carlisle said. “I’m talking about the packaging, battery life, charge times, connectivity, craftsmanship and attention to detail. It also has to be in the context of the customer experience that people are looking for. “
The Lyriq rides on General Motors’ modular electric vehicle platform. With a 100 kilowatt-hour battery, it should be capable of a range of 300 miles. The company plans to offer it with standard rear-wheel drive and a Performance all-wheel-drive version. However, we do not yet know the power output.
The Lyriq’s styling emphasizes crisp pleats with soft curves. Arguably it looks most interesting from the rear, where the L-shaped taillights wrap around the body, but are also recessed to be always visible from the rear.
The cabin features a 33-inch diagonal screen that stretches from the rear of the steering wheel to the center and across much of the dashboard. There is also an augmented reality head-up display. Super Cruise Driver Assistance is a standard feature.
The Lyriq that Cadillac is now showing is technically a prototype. The company claims the vehicle is 85% complete, so there should be some differences when the production version finally arrives in the United States in more than two years. The version for China may go on sale a bit earlier.