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What Happened To The Cadillac Lyriq Roof Rack?

What Happened To The Cadillac Lyriq Roof Rack?

Last summer, Cadillac Society had the opportunity to check out and drive the all-new battery electric Cadillac Lyriq firsthand. During our test drive and walkaround of the EV luxury crossover, we noticed something interesting: there are clamp points integrated into the upper door jambs of the vehicle, indicating that it’s capable of holding cross bars for a roof rack.

At the time, a Cadillac spokesperson confirmed to us that a roof rack was indeed on the way as an official accessory. However, almost a year later, there’s no word on when this handy accessory could become available for the Cadillac Lyriq. It hasn’t shown up on the luxury marque’s accessory website (at Accessories.Cadillac.com), and it isn’t available in the 2024 Lyriq configurator, either. Curious, we reached out to Cadillac for clarification.

A photo of the roof rack clamp point on the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq.

Roof rack clamp point on 2023 Cadillac Lyriq

A spokesperson for the luxury marque told us that Cadillac Lyriq roof rack cross rails will become available later this year for the 2024 Lyriq as an accessory to be sold through dealers.

It’s important to note that these cargo cross rails are not the longitudinal roof rails. Instead, they are designed to clamp to the aforementioned clamp points, allowing the cross-rails to receive attachments for items like cargo boxes, bikes, kayaks and more. Cadillac has not revealed pricing for the Lyriq roof rack as of this writing.

As a reminder, the Lyriq rides on the BEV3 platform, and is 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 gaining a second motor on the front axle. RWD models boast 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. The AWD setup features 500 horsepower and 450 pound-feet of torque. Both configurations offer just over 300 miles of driving range on a single charge.

The 2024 Lyriq gets an expanded trim level lineup, comprised of Tech, Luxury and Sport trims. Beyond that, the 2024 model year will also introduce the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq-V, as first reported by Cadillac Society. This variant will bring more aggressive exterior styling to the luxury SUV, as well as more powerful drivetrain and chassis for higher levels of performance.

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

4 Comments

  1. Recent experience with gm has shown that one shouldn’t hold their breath.

    Of course, gm market share has fallen off a cliff. Couldn’t possibly be a coincidence.

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  2. What happened to the Cadillac CT6?
    What is going to happen with the Cadillac XT5?
    What happened to the real American Cadillac luxury car?
    All either fell off a cliff or were sent to China!

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    • They were “sent to China” because most U.S. buyers want cheaper Asian cars. Blame everyone who drives one. I still have two American cars in my garage.

      Reply
  3. Too bad so many EV makers are not considering roof rails on their models. That happens to be a deal killer for me. I will never install a roof rack inside my door jambs again. They are not as sturdy and will wear into the paint. Can’t call it an SUV if it can’t be a true utility vehicle.

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