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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