We are only days away from the grand debut of the Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV, the first in a long series of the electric vehicle attack planned by the brand. So far we’ve seen a few Lyriq teasers, one showing off the sleek silhouette of the SUV and another touting the car’s incredibly long infotainment screen. Our final look at the upcoming Lyriq shows the oddly huge SUV’s charging port door and some wheel details.
Located just behind the left front tire, the massive load port door is actually about half of the front fender. It opens forward, spanning the front wheel, to reveal the charging port surrounded by some interesting lighting details. It’s unclear if the door is spring-loaded or motorized, but it’s definitely an eye catcher.
As mentioned, the teaser also gives us a look at the wheels of the new Cadillac Lyriq. High spoke directional rims with what appear to be gloss black and / or carbon fiber inserts should add a bit of edge to the overall look of the SUV. What’s concerning, however, is that they visually share something in common with the failing ELR Coupe (remember that?).
Most of the important details of the Lyriq – things like performance, range, and price – are still under wraps. But we do know that the new Caddy will use General Motors’ modular platform for electric vehicles as a base, pack new Ultium batteries, and deliver advanced features like SuperCruise.
We’ll find out everything there is to know about the electric SUV when it officially debuts on August 6, before it goes on sale next year. Lyriq’s production will take place at the updated Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant after investing $ 2.2 billion to make the site a hub for future electric vehicles.
Inspired by craftsmanship and driven by innovation, Cadillac LYRIQ represents the first in an upcoming line of luxury battery electric vehicles from Cadillac.
The journey began in 2019, when Cadillac announced it would spearhead General Motors’ shift to a fully electric future and released the first images of a crossover built on the next generation battery electric architecture. from GM.
The story continued earlier this year with the announcement of GM’s new Ultium batteries, proving that Cadillac’s all-electric future is bright. With Ultium at its heart, Cadillac will offer a full line of luxury electric vehicles.
On Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7 p.m. ET, Cadillac will take the next step on this journey with a virtual reveal of the Cadillac LYRIQ, which will be shown on the Cadillac media site. Following the reveal, GM management and the team behind the Cadillac LYRIQ will host a live question-and-answer session. A question submission link will be available during the reveal.
Until then, explore the photo gallery to see Cadillac’s journey to date and for a preview of Cadillac’s first all-electric crossover.