The 2022 Cadillac Lyriq has finally arrived for those of you who have been waiting. Last week the company announced that the production of this electric SUV from the American luxury brand will start on 21st March.
This brings us to the question that where these Cadillac Lyriq EVs will be manufactured. General Motor’s Spring Hill Tennessee factory has been chosen for this purpose.
Furthermore, it is worth noting that interested customers will be able to place orders from 19th May.
The company is ahead of its schedule as previously GM had announced the availability of Lyriq during the latter half of the current year.
However, it was after a lot of global criticism that Cadillac decided to boost the process.
Debut Model Of Cadillac Lyriq
Previously, the company had announced that the first consignment of the vehicle’s Debut Model was sold within 10 minutes.
How many vehicles were they? Well, we don’t know because Cadillac decided to stay silent about it.
However, according to recent reports, the company is now planning to hit the 25,000 vehicle production figure annually.
How Much Will The Cadillac Lyriq Cost?
Lyriq is Cadillac’s first step in the electric domain, which is why the company is particularly interested in making it successful.
It will act as a harbinger for connecting the ICE and electric line-up of Cadillac.
The company has set the 2022 Cadillac Lyriq price as approximately €54,300. The remaining information about the trim options and variants is yet to be revealed by the automaker.
For now, the vehicle is only being offered in the RWD variant. Whether or not the AWD option will be presented later on is yet to be seen.
Here are some of the estimated prices of the upcoming variants of the 2022 Cadillac Lyriq:
– Premium Luxury: €63,500;
– Sport: €72,500;
– Platinum: €81,500.
Let’s take a look at some Cadillac Lyriq specs to know more about the vehicle:
Cadillac has planned to offer the Lyriq with a 100.4 kWh battery pack. This is nearly similar to that of the Tesla Model X.
With the huge battery pack, the company is confident that the Lyriq will have a range of around 483 km.
This is an impressive figure considering that the Lyriq will be laden with luxury features that will add to its weight.
Power & Torque
The vehicle will have a 254 kW motor that will generate 324 lb-ft of torque. No data about the 0 to 97 kph acceleration has yet been provided by the company. So, we’ll have to wait until the first vehicle hits the road.
How Fast Can The Cadillac Lyriq Charge?
Here is the wattage at which the latest EV from Cadillac can charge:
- At Public Charging Stations: 190 kW;
- At Home: 19.2 kW.
Even with this relatively slower charging mode at home, the Lyriq gets around 83 km of range per hour of charging.
Other Prominent Features
Some of the prominent features of the 2022 Cadillac Lyriq include but are not limited to:
- Super Cruise;
- Active Noise Cancellation System;
- LED headlights;
- A massive 33-inch infotainment display.
The 2022 Cadillac Lyriq, similar to the Hummer EV, is based on General Motors’ new Ultium architecture. The batteries on these vehicles have a lesser dependency on cobalt.
This architecture also rids the battery pack of around 90% wiring.
Major rivals of the new Cadillac Lyriq include:
– Volvo C40 Recharge;
– BMW iX;
– Volvo XC40 Recharge;
– Audi E-Tron.
The new 2022 Cadillac Lyriq seems to be a promising vehicle. However, only time will tell how it stands up against its well-set rivals.