Cadillac has released an image showing the rear end of the new Cadillac Lyriq electric crossover, which will make its official debut in concept form on August 6th.
The luxury automaker released a teaser image this week showing the screen layout and design of the new advanced LED display that will be found in the Cadillac Lyriq. The crossover’s display shows a third-person perspective of the rear end of the vehicle, which looks to be a visual guide for the Super Cruise semi-autonomous system. We plan to go in-depth on the new LED display, but for now, let’s stay focused on what the teaser image reveals about the Lyriq’s exterior design.
This image shows the rear of the Cadillac Lyriq from an elevated, third-person perspective. The black-painted roof appears to feature a larger glass moon roof and stretches into a rear spoiler that extends over the narrow rear window. The taillights consist of a single LED light strip that begins on the d-pillar on either side of the rear window and contours around the liftgate, framing the rear glass. They are joined by thin, vertical LED light strips on the lower portion of the rear fascia, while a trapezoidal license plate frame cutout sits in the middle of the tailgate in between the lower LED lights. This image also shows a pair of very thin side mirrors, which appear to be mounted on skinny, aerodynamically optimized stalks.
The Lyriq, which will be Cadillac’s first-ever fully-electric car, was originally set to debut back in April, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed those plans. Now the model will make its debut during a virtual, online-only event set for August 6th, 2020 at 7 PM EST. The vehicle will first be shown in concept form, though it is understood this styling concept will be largely representative of the finished production model. The Cadillac Lyriq will be built at the automaker’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant in Michigan and will enter production in late 2021 as a 2022 model year vehicle. We should learn more about its powertrain when the concept debuts, as well.
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I am very interested in seeing the complete vehicle, since I plan to replace my 2009 Chevy Equinox by 2022 or later with an electric CUV. If the Cadillac Lyriq is too expensive, I will get the Ford Mustang Mach-E CUV. GM has not shown what they will offer as an electric CUV.
These will be two very different kinds of vehicles. The Ford is a mainstream vehicle while the Lyriq will be a luxury car.