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Quality Issues Resolved, Cadillac Lyriq Units Now Shipping

Quality Issues Resolved, Cadillac Lyriq Units Now Shipping

The Cadillac Lyriq began rolling off the assembly line at the Spring Hill plant in Tennessee back in March 2022, and some units of the luxury marque’s first-ever all-electric luxury crossover began arriving at dealers in the U.S. a few months later in July. In fact, a total of 8,195 units of the Lyriq rolled off the assembly line in 2022, but only 122 units were delivered during the 2022 calendar year in the U.S. Now, Cadillac Society has learned not only the reason for the substantial discrepancy between those figures, but also that Lyriq deliveries will soon increase. 

First, the reason for the substantial discrepancy between the amount of Lyriqs produced and delivered in 2022 was a quality hold imposed by Cadillac on produced units. This quality hold prevented some already-assembled Lyriqs from shipping to dealers from the Spring Hill plant, as well as landed Lyriqs (those that have already arrived at dealers) from being delivered to customers.

When the Lyriq began to roll off the line, the luxury marque elected to withhold the model from being delivered to customers in order to fully address quality issues, including a cracked liftgate panel and problems with the 33-inch curved instrument panel display. Luckily, these quality holds were recently lifted, Cadillac Society has learned. That means that built units are now shipping to dealers, who in turn will be able to deliver them to customers rather than wait for the quality hold to be lifted before doing so.

As a reminder, the Lyriq rides on the luxury marque’s BEV3 platform, and features Ultium battery and Ultium Drive technology. the Lyriq is offered with a choice of two powertrains. The base single-motor setup features one Ultium motor mounted on the rear axle, lending 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque for an estimated 312 miles of driving range from a full charge. The second is a dual-motor Performance AWD setup that produces over 500 horsepower

The 2024 Lyriq, meanwhile, will boast a more fleshed-out trim level lineup compared to the luxury electric crossover’s first model year, adding new higher-tiered trims such as Sport to the already existing Luxury RWD and Luxury AWD trims. As Cadillac Society recently reported, this embellished trim level lineup will also include the all-new entry level Tech trim.

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.


  1. Well, we’ll see….. Supposedly the LYRIQ was pulled ahead one year before it was pulled behind 15 months…Something even simpler than the TECH version should have been their first release – that way they wouldn’t have to worry about getting fancy junk working…

    Some of the stuff on the LUXURY and DEBUT models can’t even be used by most prospective owners….. A more basic model would have made much sense – that is the way TOYOTA does things.

    Also – the basic 2024 LUXURY and SPORT STILL do not have everything included in the basic 2023 vehicles.. So I can’t see how the SPORT is better than the 2023, also though it is better than a Luxury 2024.

    • Few things wrong with your logic there;

      1. This ain’t Toyota
      2. You’re complaining about a luxury SUV not being basic enough

      You people are so lost and confused and you rather the world follow suit and allow the blind to lead. I think it’s about time you better just catch up to the 21st century instead.

      I think Cadillac knows what they’re doing. I rather customers have to wait for a well built product rather than cheap out on it to rush it to consumers just so they can trash it in every review they get a chance. GM is aware of their critics and they’re doing it correctly this time, unfortunately because of their broad demographic of customers and supporters – they will never be able to satisfy them all. Your thoughts are old and outdated – just like Lexus interiors until of late.

  2. Thank you for straightening out the apparent discrepancy between the numbers built and the number delivered.

    So there are about 8,053 cars that can be shipped, not including a few that were built in January (before the shutdown of the line to convert to 2024 models).

    Any idea how many were on the preorder list that was created in the few minutes on May 19 and the following weeks? It has to be more than the number available to ship.

    It sure would have shown that Cadillac actually valued its customers if the had told those on the waiting list why cars were not arriving at dealerships.

    While I will remain patiently waiting for my name to come up so I can order a 2024, how we were, and are being kept in the dark, leaves a bad taste.

  3. Don’t compare toyotas with the Lyriq. I see tham as paper items, disposable afer a few years of use. That is why they sell so many. The Lyriq may have initial issues, but it will last for decades. I had several GM cars, all running over twenty years before being resold to a second owner. That is why GM sells less.

  4. I was told by a Cadillac representative that AWD models are only now being built. I had reserved a 2024 AWD back in November. I got a call from the dealer 2 days ago saying that a customer had canceled their order, and that since I had reserved a RWD model, they would offer it to me. I told them that I had reserved an AWD model. I then checked their website. They have EIGHT RWD units in stock! Their story sounds like BS to me. Sounds more like no one wants a RWD unit. If nothing else, I can tell you where 8 of the 122 shipped Lyriqs are – gathering dust at a dealership.


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