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2024 Cadillac Lyriq Will Get The Digital Key Feature After All

2024 Cadillac Lyriq Will Get The Digital Key Feature After All

The 2024 Cadillac Lyriq will receive the Digital Key feature after all.

Though we recently reported that the feature will not be included on the luxury crossover, the feature will be available after all on the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq right out of the gate, meaning it will be included with the luxury electric crossover at the start of 2024 model year production. However, as Cadillac spokesperson Joe Singer tells us, Digital Key will only be compatible with Apple devices at launch. Mid-model year, Cadillac expects to expand the feature’s compatibility to include Android devices as well.

Digital Key allows access and operation of the luxury electric crossover using a smartphone, thereby eliminating the need for a physical key fob. The feature, which was originally intended to debut as standard on the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, including on Debut Edition models, was originally referred to as “KeyPass”. The tech would have offered the same functionality as Digital Key, but was ultimately dropped from the 2023 Lyriq. The inclusion of Digital Key on the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq marks the first time such a technology will be included on the luxury crossover, or on any Cadillac vehicle.

Riding on the BEV3 platform, the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq will be offered in either rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive, with the former harnessing a single Ultium Drive motor on the rear axle, and the latter adding a second motor on the front axle. RWD models boast 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque while the AWD setup features 550 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. Both configurations offer just over 300 miles of driving range on a single charge. 

It’s worth noting that some orders of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq are being shifted to the 2024 model year as production for the 2023 model year will soon come to an end. As recently first reported by Cadillac Society, in addition to 2023 Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition units, non-Debut Edition units of the Lyriq will also be built for the 2023 model year. Notably, this will include 2023 Lyriq units with rear-wheel-drive as well as those with the all-wheel-drive configuration.

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


  1. There are billions of Android users in the world, yet only a few nations have more IOS than Android. Android is a descendent of Linux, which came from Unix. You are using Unix every time you access the Internet since your device uses a Unix based communication protocol. So Cadillac is wrong to release this access for Apple users first.

    • Raymond the Android fanboii strikes again!

      Yes, Android is certainly more popular in aggregate, in much the same way that the F-150 outsells all luxury car makers combined. Both are irrelevant statistics that compare the sale of apples to the sale of all foods (pun half intended).

      Beyond that, if you look at actual numbers and stats, you’ll see that…
      a) Apple has the higher amount of actual end users / consumers (as opposed to dumb terminals that process card payments, take orders at restaurants or serve as check in kiosks at hotels or airports, or as the base OS for car infotainment systems, the latter being a change that automakers aren’t big fans of).
      b) Apple is the platform of choice for those with disposable income (Android users are notoriously cheap and generally think everything should be free, including content and apps).
      c) Apple is the best platform for which to develop in terms of ease of use and uniformity (Android is a giant, heaping mess when it comes to developing anything for it that will work well and reliably).
      d) Android is not a reliable platform due to OS updates that don’t always work, apply or are compatible with the device (a symptom of the giant mess described in item C above).

      On top of that, I would wager that most Cadillac owners have iPhones and not Androids. See item B above about disposable income. This is probably even more true of the Lyriq, which is a pricier option.

      In fact, I know 5 people who have a Lyriq on order and a family who has taken delivery of one recently here in NYC. Not a single of these people or their family members have an Android, all are iPhone users.

      And since you brought it up, Apple devices have a Unix kernel, and Apple was first to implement this. Then-Google CEO, Eric Schmidt, conveniently stole the touch screen smartphone idea from Apple when he was on Apple’s board. Go ahead and look up the first Android-based device and then look up the second, the latter being a major POS with a huge physical keyboard and a clunky OS… while the latter was clearly “inspired” by iPhone.

      Face it, Android is a wannabe copycat that tries to compete with Apple but falls short every single time. Don’t even get me started on Apple’s in-house developed processors, which blow all competing processors and are ahead of them by at least 2 years.

      Bottom line: Cadillac isn’t “wrong”… YOU are wrong, since you continue living in la la droid fanboii land.

      • Chuck,
        Thank you for helping Raymond to understand and realize that Americans do prefer Apple by more than 10%. I just received my new Lyriq and use Apple – I don’t live in communist China 🇨🇳


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