Last week, Cadillac China announced the local name for the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq. Now, the luxury marque has announced that the all-new electric luxury crossover will launch in the Asian country this week.
SAIC-GM, Cadillac’s joint venture in China, recently announced that it will show off the all-new Cadillac Lyriq on June 6th at a special presentation in Shanghai. The Lyriq will be the first all-electric vehicle introduced by Cadillac to the Chinese Market, and the presentation on June 6th will kickstart the countdown of its arrival at dealers.
Cadillac will reveal further details about the Lyriq for the Chinese market at the presentation, including the final price of the three locally available Lyriq trim levels, equipment groups, and how it will handle test drives. Sales are expected to commence in July, barring any delays.
Customers located in China who are interested in reserving a Lyriq can do so through the luxury marque’s local website. Reservations are also available via the IQ Store dealer network, which exists exclusively to market and sell Cadillac electric vehicles. Customers will be asked to place a 1,190 yuan ($180 USD) deposit to complete the Lyriq reservation process, and they will receive special benefits such as free public charging for doing so.
The Lyriq rear-wheel-drive variants, called Luxury RWD and Premium RWD, feature a single Ultium Drive motor mounted on the rear axle. The configuration is capable of 342 horsepower (255 kW) and 325 pound-feet of torque while offering up to 312 miles of driving range on a single charge. Meanwhile, the Premium AWD variant features two Ultium Drive motors, one on each axle, that combine for a total output of 503 horsepower and 524 pound-feet of torque. This model is capable of traveling 287 miles per charge.
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