UNLIKE ANYTHING YOU'VE EVER SEEN
THE 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ.
LYRIQ SHOW CAR LEADS CADILLAC INTO ELECTRIC FUTURE.
This is the spark. The dawn of a new era. Our electric future, rooted in more than a century of innovation, begins with an uncompromising SUV that’s charging boldly forward. Meet the Cadillac LYRIQ. An EV that connects heart to mind, soul to body and human to machine. Prepare yourself—our newest creation is almost complete. Initial availability summer 2022.
YOUR CONDUIT TO THE FUTURE
Through the artful integration of technology, LYRIQ delivers an intimate driving experience unlike any other. From a curved 33" diagonal LED display that spans your line of sight to systems that recognize and react to your desires, every sophisticated detail feels like second nature.
AKG®† STUDIO 19-SPEAKER SOUND SYSTEM
AKG®† brings the pure studio sound to your Cadillac. The LYRIQ will offer a AKG®† Studio 19-speaker audio system. It provides a sound so precise, and clear from distortion. All speakers are placed for sound optimization, ensuring all passengers have an immersive audio experience.
PROPELLED BY PRESENCE
With 23" wheels, the LYRIQ show car achieves dramatic wheel-to-body ratio. Additionally, these wheels reward astute admirers with a clever detail — a Juniper-tinted matte finish that nods to the interior colour palette.
FEEL THE SURGE
Near-instantaneous torque presses you into your seat. Taut, responsive steering bonds you with the pavement. True Cadillac performance DNA stands every hair on end. LYRIQ will deliver a Rear-Wheel-Drive variant and will offer a Performance All-Wheel-Drive variant, allowing you to choose your fully electric rush.
CHARGE INTO A NEW ERA
Greet the day with an estimated up to 482 KM of expected range on a full charge based on Cadillac testing†. LYRIQ will offer at-home Level 2 (AC) charge rates up to 19kW† and public DC fast-charging rates of up to 150kW.†, freeing you to revel in the moment—and inspires you to let go of range anxiety.
REFRESH YOUR BATTERY
Performance is part of Cadillac’s DNA and the new Ultium propulsion system helps take performance to the next level on the Cadillac LYRIQ. As a structural element of the body chassis system, Ultium enables a near 50/50 weight distribution of the vehicle and a lower centre of gravity, which together result in a vehicle that’s sporty, responsive and allows for spirited driving.
POETRY IN ELECTRIFIED MOTION
Cadillac’s introduction of its electric portfolio begins today with the debut of the LYRIQ show car — a dynamic, modern and fully electric luxury crossover.
The propulsion system and supporting technologies position Cadillac to be a leader in electrification, connectivity and automated driving, all delivered with thrilling performance and a new threshold in technology integration.
“Led by LYRIQ, Cadillac will redefine American luxury over the next decade with a new portfolio of transformative EVs,” said Steve Carlisle, executive vice president and president, GM North America. “We will deliver experiences that engage the senses, anticipate desires and enable our customers to go on extraordinary journeys.”
The LYRIQ is based on GM’s next-generation, modular electric vehicle platform and driven by the Ultium propulsion system, allowing Cadillac to deliver customers a variety of range and performance options. With range being one of the biggest factors when it comes to selecting an EV, we’re designing LYRIQ to offer beyond 300 miles of range on a full charge, based on internal testing1. Performance and technology highlights include:
- Charging options that fit a variety of preferences for home, the workplace and on the road — including DC fast charging rates over 150 kilowatts and Level 2 charging rates up to 19 kW2
- Rear-wheel drive and performance all-wheel drive configurations
- LYRIQ will offer the enhanced version of Super Cruise3, the industry’s first truly hands-free driver assistance feature, available on more than 200,000 miles of enabled roads and recently updated to include lane change on demand
- New technologies such as dual-plane augmented reality-enhanced head-up display and remote self-parking
- The brand’s most seamless and adaptive technology interaction with the driver and passengers, including the latest Cadillac user experience, which is showcased in a 33-inch-diagonal advanced LED screen the spans the entire viewing area of the driver
“LYRIQ was conceived to make every journey exhilarating and leverages more than a century of innovation to drive the brand into a new era, while rewarding passengers with a more personal, connected and immersive experience,” said Jamie Brewer, Cadillac LYRIQ chief engineer. “To do this we developed an architecture specifically for EVs. It is not only an exceptional EV, but first and foremost a Cadillac.”
Some luxury EVs today feature adapted traditional internal combustion engine architecture, that is not the case with LYRIQ. Cadillac’s all-new, modular EV platform on which the LYRIQ is based is the foundation for its liberating performance. With a dedicated EV architecture, its design eliminates significant physical constraints associated with adapting electric propulsion within a conventional vehicle architecture, for an optimized design that supports greater driving range, an engaging driving experience and a new interpretation of passenger space.
Within the LYRIQ, the Ultium battery system is a structural element of the architecture, integrated in ways that contribute to ride and handling, as well as safety. In fact, the lower center of gravity and near 50/50 weight distribution enabled by the placement of the battery pack results in a vehicle that’s sporty, responsive and allows for spirited driving.
Additionally, the LYRIQ is driven primarily by the rear wheels, with a performance all-wheel drive option available. The placement of the drive motor at the rear of the vehicle contributes an even greater feeling of balance and agility — attributes that affirm Cadillac’s longstanding commitment to satisfying performance. It also enables the system to channel more torque to the pavement without wheelspin for exhilarating acceleration and greater cornering capability. Vehicles equipped with performance all-wheel drive go a step further, with a second drive unit placed at the front of the vehicle, which allows for a significant amount of tuning flexibility, enhancing vehicle dynamics and performance for drivers.
ALL-NEW ULTIUM BATTERY SYSTEM
The Cadillac LYRIQ is powered by GM’s new Ultium battery system, which offers approximately 100 kilowatt-hours of energy to deliver stirring performance.
Ultium’s state-of-the-art NCMA (nickel-cobalt-manganese-aluminum) chemistry uses aluminum in the cathode to help reduce the need for rare-earth materials such as cobalt. In fact, GM engineers reduced the cobalt content by more than 70 percent, compared to current GM batteries.
The advanced battery chemistry is packed in large, flat pouch cells that enable smart module construction to reduce complexity and simplify cooling needs. Additionally, the battery electronics are incorporated directly into the modules, eliminating nearly 90 percent of the battery pack wiring, compared to GM’s current electric vehicles.
When it comes to charging, LYRIQ offers quick and convenient charging options whether at home or on the go. With DC fast charging, the LYRIQ can charge at rates over 150 kW.
ARTFULLY INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY
Envisioned to make interaction with its technologies more intuitive and rewarding, the LYRIQ’s partnership with the driver and passengers is simultaneously energizing and artful.
Upon approach, the LYRIQ recognizes the driver and initiates a “greeting” with a choreographed lighting sequence, while also preparing the cabin for the journey, including seat, mirror and climate system adjustments. Once inside, the LYRIQ offers Cadillac’s highest level of driver information, infotainment and connectivity integration, for a more seamless and rewarding experience.
A 33-inch-diagonal advanced LED display artfully integrates a single, large screen that spans the viewing area for the driver and incorporates driver information details, infotainment controls and camera views. This new display has the highest pixel density available in the automotive industry today and can display over one billion colors, 64 times more than any other vehicle in the automotive industry, providing a stunning in-vehicle experience unlike anything seen before from Cadillac.
Additional technology and interactive highlights include:
- Battery and charging monitoring conveyed by easy, at-a-glance graphics. The system identifies the vehicle’s energy needs at home and on the go, according to owner preferences, while also monitoring and forecasting energy consumption and providing charging suggestions.
- New dual-plane augmented reality-enhanced head-up display employs two planes: a near plane indicating speed, direction and more, and a far plane displaying transparent navigation signals and other important alerts.
- Super Cruise. LYRIQ will offer the enhanced version of the hands-free driver assistance feature, including lane change on demand.3
- Supervised remote parking that uses ultrasonic sensors to help the LYRIQ park itself in parallel or perpendicular parking spaces — whether the driver is inside or outside of the vehicle.4
SENSE OF SOUND
LYRIQ’s technology also addresses sound in two important ways: Blocking unwanted sounds and making the most of the sounds passengers want to hear.
For the first time, Cadillac will introduce a new road noise cancellation technology, which takes active noise cancellation to the next level by introducing more microphones and accelerometers, which improve noise cancellation abilities. With this new system, Cadillac’s performance and audio engineers can target the frequency range of tire cavity noise, reducing the noise level in the vehicle and allowing for a quieter in-cabin experience.
The Cadillac LYRIQ builds on the brand’s exclusive partnership with AKG. “With LYRIQ we wanted to deliver a sound experience that would transport the driver from a vehicle into a recording studio,” said Hussein Khalil, Cadillac lead audio design release engineer. “With the AKG sound system, we are able to deliver this experience along with the quality and reliability luxury customers expect.”
At launch, LYRIQ will offer a 19-speaker AKG Studio audio system that delivers exceptionally crisp and precise sound reproduction, enabling drivers and passengers to enjoy their favorite music.
NEW FACE OF CADILLAC
Cadillac’s first electric SUV makes a bold design statement that introduces a new face, proportion and presence for the brand’s new generation of EVs. It’s a forward-looking vision unconstrained by the needs of a traditional internal combustion engine and driveline.
“The LYRIQ represents the next iteration of the iconic brand’s styling, enabled by electrification, as only Cadillac can express,” said Andrew Smith, executive director, Global Cadillac Design. “Inside and out, LYRIQ is a thoughtful integration of design and technology and is intended to make every drive an occasion.”
Defined by taut lines and clean surfaces, LYRIQ is assertive and modern, characterized with a low, fast roofline and wide stance that emphasize agility and convey confidence. Additional details such as a flow-through roof spoiler express the careful attention paid to aerodynamics to optimize efficiency on the highway.
A distinctive “black crystal” grille in the front is one of the LYRIQ’s most unique and expressive design elements. It is also a dynamic feature, as it is part of a dramatic lighting choreography that — along with bold vertical, slim LED signature lighting — greets the owner upon approach. At the rear, a split taillamp design incorporates slim LEDs that are also integrated into the lighting choreography.
Inside, the LYRIQ’s new electric vehicle architecture opens up possibilities in vehicle spaciousness and design; and Cadillac designers used this as an opportunity to rethink how to use the space and where to locate various interior elements.
The result is a more airy, minimalistic design that does more to involve the driver and passengers in the driving experience while offering exceptional functionality when it comes to storage solutions. It is also brimming with subtle yet obsessive details such as backlit speaker grilles, curved screens with hidden storage and, like the exterior, orchestrated lighting features.
1Based on initial Cadillac testing. Official EPA estimates not yet available. Your actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.
2Actual charge times will vary based on battery condition, output of charger, vehicle settings and outside temperature.
3Even while using the Super Cruise driver assistance feature, always pay attention while driving and do not use a hand-held device. Visit cadillacsupercruise.com for compatible highways and more information. Requires properly equipped vehicle, active Super Cruise subscription, working electrical system, cell reception, and GPS signal.
4Safety or driver assistance features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Visibility, weather and road conditions may affect feature performance. Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for more important safety limitations and information.
April 21, 2021 Latest Update:
LYRIQ will launch with a fully equipped model, highlighting core technologies and features that will complement LYRIQ's impressive design. Some of the key product highlights include:
- More than 480 km of range
- Stunning 33-inch diagonal advanced LED display
- Super Cruise, the industry's first true hands-free driver assistance system for compatible highways
- Slim-line LED headlamps with choreographed lighting sequence
- AKG Studio 19-speaker audio system with headrest speakers
- KeyPass digital vehicle access
- Standard 20-inch split six-spoke alloy wheels or optional 22-inch dynamic split-spoke Reverse Rim alloy wheels
- High-speed DC fast charging capability at 190 kW – enabling customers to add an estimated 122 km of range in just 10 minutes
- At home, LYRIQ can charge at the fastest speeds currently allowed by industry standards when equipped with an optional Level 2 19 kW charge module, which allows for up to 85 km of ranges per charging hour
- LYRIQ comes standard with a dual level charge cord
The Canadian starting from MSRP including Freight is $69,898. The highly anticipated LYRIQ is expected to arrive in Canada in August 2022.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I need to upgrade anything in my home to charge an EV?
A: It can be as simple as using an existing electric outlet in your garage. If you wished to charge the Cadillac LYRIQ or other EV vehicle at a fast charge rate, you would have to install a level 2 charging station to assist in a quicker charge of your EV. Cadillac does intend to offer to charge support to make the process an easy transition to electric, with more information to come in the future.
Q: How will I benefit from owning an EV?
A: When you buy into a greener future with EV, you will find the vehicle quieter, cleaner and more efficient. Owning an EV will help reduce emissions on your daily commute. Reduced maintenance also means no more oil changes, making our earth a little greener.
Q: When would I charge my Electric Vehicle?
A: Most EV owners charge their vehicles overnight at home in a garage or parking pad with an electric outlet. As for road trips, there are many electric charging stations popping up across Alberta. You can find a list of them by clicking here > Locate a charging station
Q: What if I run out of power?
A: Studies have shown that approximately 95% of current electric vehicle owners have never run out of a charge, but if you do, all Cadillac customers will have owner access to Cadillac roadside assistance to ensure you get back on the road quickly.
Q: How long does it take to charge an EV?
A: Actual charge times will vary based on battery condition, output of charger, vehicle settings, and outside temperature. There are three levels of charging:
- AC Level 1 charging can deliver about 6KM of range per hour (at home use)
- AC Level 2* charging can deliver about 40 to 96KM of range per hour (at home use / at work)
- DC fast charging can deliver about 160+KM of range in 10 minutes (public use)
Q: How do I order my Cadillac LYRIQ?
A: Contact our Wolfe Cadillac Edmonton team, for more information and to secure your Cadillac.