The Cadillac luxury electric midsize SUV, the Lyriq, is available to order since 19th May. Before, the company launched some Limited Edition that were sold in only 10 minutes, said by Rory Harvey, the Global Cadillac Vice President. But the normal edition had the same, the 25,000 Lyriqs that the brand wanted to fabricate were sold out some days after, so they have to make more models than they thought.
This Lyriq has two different editions. The first one is the Debut Edition, who is an all-electric vehicle with a single motor in the rear and has an EPA-estimated range of 312 miles on a single charge and performance is rated at 340 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. This has been priced in $59,990 and can be bought in four different colours: Satin Steel Metallic, Stellar Black Metallic, Opulent Blue Metallic and Crystal White Tricoat. The other version is the Lyriq who includes AWD Starts. It has two motors for all-wheel-drive capability. Its horsepower is 500 but torque and range have not yet been released, and the starting price will be $64,990.
The Lyriq will be the debut of the GM’s next generation of Super Cruise hands-free highway driving assist, and the customers facing the delay will be offered 100,000 GM Reward points or a further year of free charging as a thank you for being an early adopter. Harvey has said that “70 percent of Lyriq Debut Edition customers are new to Cadillac, 68 percent are Gen X and Y, and a third are from the West Coast—all positive indicators. There are 250,000 handraisers for the Lyriq now, a much higher number than for past Cadillacs”.
That is the first car in Cadillac’s plan to be full electric by 2030, and the brand has secured that they will continue to be the leading brand when it comes to EVs. For example, they have presented another EV, the Celestiq, who is expected to arrive next year.