Cadillac officially unveiled the Lyriq show car back in August of 2020. The upcoming model represents Cadillac’s first fully electric vehicle that’s slated to launch as a 2023 model-year vehicle. And now, Cadillac’s parent company, GM, announced that the Cadillac Lyriq for North America will be built at the Spring Hill Facility in Tennessee. The automaker has invested $2 billion into the plant for various upgrades, including new machines and tooling to allow for the production of electric vehicles.
The Lyriq will be built alongside the Cadillac XT5 and Cadillac XT6 in the same plant, meaning that the Spring Hill facility will build vehicles with internal combustion engines as well as EVs. Other electric vehicles are planned to be built at the Spring Hill plant, though the specifics are currently unknown.
The Lyriq is also expected to be built at a plant in China for the Chinese domestic market.
The Cadillac Lyriq will ride on an all-new platform dedicated to electric vehicles called BEV3. The crossover will feature RWD and a single, rear-mounted electric motor as standard. AWD will be optional, enabled by a front-mounted electric motor.
No matter the drive wheels, Cadillac’s Ultium battery will provide power for over 300 miles of range. Different charging methods will be supported, including DC fast charging with rates of over 150 kilowatts and Level 2 charging with rates of up to 19 kilowatts.
Inside, the Cadillac Lyriq will feature a 33-inch LED display for a completely rethought infotainment and instrumentation experience. A 19-speaker AKG sound system and the semi-autonomous Super Cruise driver assist system will be optional. Another forward-looking piece of technology in the Lyriq will be supervised remote parking, which uses ultrasonic sensors to enable the luxury crossover to park itself in difficult-to-access parking spaces.
Pricing for the base model will start at under $60,000 in the United States.
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