Yesterday, Cadillac Society was the first to report on the Cadillac Lyriq – an upcoming electric crossover that will be roughly the size of the current Cadillac XT5. But even though Cadillac showed a concept version of the vehicle yesterday, photography was not allowed at the event. Luckily, the luxury automaker released a single teaser image of the Lyriq – and that’s what we have for you here today, along with two attempts at enhancing the original teaser.
The photo shows the general shape of the Cadillac Lyriq from the side profile. A set of vertical lights appear in the background, enabling us to see the vehicle’s general shape – which is that of a low-slung crossover. We also see an illuminated, horizontal line just below the cowl (under the base of the windshield pillars) that appears to house the door for the charging port. An illuminated Cadillac logo appears toward the end of the horizontal line.
The roof reaches its highest point just aft of the A-pillars, sloping gradually toward the rear of the vehicle. A relatively long wheelbase is present and accounted for, with what seems to be a relatively short overhang and long dash-to-axle ratio. The upcoming electric crossover, Cadillac’s first, also has a set of relatively large rear doors and a vanity window aft of the rear-most cutline for the rear door.
The most noteworthy element seen from the photo is at the rear, since the boot features a unique shape that has never graced a Cadillac vehicle. The gradually downward-sloping roof turns into a rapidly-sloping rear glass area of the rear hatch, before transitioning into a completely vertical part of that liftgate.
We also happen to know that the sleek windshield, which finds its lowest points stretched toward the front end of the vehicle, has a set of relatively large, triangle-shaped sections in the two front doors ahead of the primary windows. The current Cadillac XT4 has the same treatment, but it is more exaggerated on the Cadillac Lyriq. Those triangle-shaped areas would typically be occupied by a set of vanity windows, but the model shown yesterday had the space taken up by shiny blanking plates with wing mirrors mounted in the center of those plates.
Interestingly, the model shown yesterday had a set of roof rails, but they are not present on the teaser image, leading us to believe that the roof rails will be optional.
We have also learned that the Cadillac Lyriq’s grille and front-end treatment is reminiscent to a cross between the Cadillac XT4 and the all-new, 2021 Escalade. Meanwhile, the vehicle has a very high-tech interior that will most likely not make its way to production in that fashion. We will share more about the cabin in an upcoming update.
Cadillac will share more details about the Lyriq on April 2nd, 2020 and the vehicle is expected to go on sale on or before the 2022 calendar year. In the meantime, be sure to subscribe to Cadillac Society for more future Cadillac product news, Cadillac Lyriq news, and around-the-clock Cadillac news coverage. We also invite you to join the discussions in the Cadillac Lyriq forums.