The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq rides on GMs BEV3 electric vehicle platform, which will be shared by Cadillacs upcoming EV models, including the 2024 Cadillac Celestiq luxury sedan. Using General Motors new Ultium battery technology shared by the Hummer Electric, the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq has a 100-kilowatt-hour battery that is capable of up to an estimated 312 miles of range on its 340-hp rear-wheel-drive model. GMs luxury brand is projecting a range of at least 300 miles, and the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq SUV comes with single-pedal operation and paddles on the steering wheel to allow the driver to adjust the regen-braking levels.
Cadillac says that there will be single-motor rear-wheel-drive models as well as two-motor all-wheel-drive models, and Cadillacs newest SUV has a range of over 300 miles. Performance specifications, including its horsepower and range between charges, were not released, but Cadillac has said before it would come equipped with a hands-free Ultra Cruise driving system, four-wheel drive, and a four-wheel-steering system that should let it corner as tight as compact cars.
The Cadillac Lyriq brings new tech, a new styling, the ability to park and unpark itself, as well as driving on a highway without a driver behind the wheel, the latest iteration of GMs semi-autonomous Super Cruise driving system. The steering wheel is a new design too, with a green light that you will see on its rim (pictured below) signaling that the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq comes standard with General Motors Super Cruise hands-free driving tech for freeway driving. This luxurious EV crossover SUV is new from the bottom up under this design, as well.
The 2023 Cadillac Lyriq SUV charts a course for GMs luxury brands all-electric vehicle future. The American luxury brand has closed its reservation books on the 2023 Cadillac Lyric, according to Automotive News, and each and every instance of the debut edition of the forthcoming EV is spoken for today. Cadillac has unveiled the pre-production version of a new fully electric Celestiq – GMs second EV after its Lyriq SUV. The car is based on a base model that is available in three colors, including black, white, and gray, and is available in three different colors, according to Automobile News.
Cadillac has just unveiled their Celestiq Concept, and the brand-new, fully electric hatchback is an absolute stunner. Last year, Cadillac was already talking about the upcoming EV being Cadillacs flagship car. Cadillac currently offers two gasoline-powered hatchbacks, the CT4 and larger CT5 (both offered in performance options), but the Celestiq would become the brands first fully electric hatchback. Not only is the Celestiq a completely new nameplate for Cadillacs, but it is Cadillacs first fully electric offering.
GM has just begun producing the Cadilac Lyriq, the brands first all-electric car, and the second electric car from GM, which is built off of its new electric Ulitum platform. As the brands first model built on the Ultium, the 2023 Lyriq crossover SUV provides guidance for what we could expect from the brand over the next few years as it seeks to reclaim its spot among respected premium automakers. Every new Cadillac introduced from here on will be an electric vehicle, as the brand transitions away from relying on combustion, and the 2023 Lyriq crossover SUV is a sneak peek at the companys plans to introduce various upcoming vehicles that adopt GMs electric-drive Ultium technology.
Owners can recharge the 2023 Lyriq crossover SUV in DC quick-charging stations with up to 190 kW, which the brand says adds around 75 miles of range in 10 minutes. Cadillac is offering buyers a home charging station with 240-volt AC, which would max out the built-in 19.2-kW charging module of the 2023 Lyriq crossover SUV, the company says, which could add up to 52 miles of range in one charging hour. Later this year, the brand will deliver the fully-electric, four-wheel-drive Lyriqs equipped with the front-mounted EV motor, boosting total vehicle output to 500 horsepower.
While Cadillac is keeping key details, including expected horsepower, performance, and range numbers, under wraps, we do know the Celestiq will be all-wheel-drive, built on the same Ultium platform that powers the Lyriq SUV, along with GMC Hummer EV and GM stablemates Chevrolet Silverado EV. The car will feature a handful of luxury features, including custom-made wood accents throughout the interior, as well as the latest version of Cadillacs hands-free driving assist system. Cadillacs first entry in the luxury EV market will be the Lyriq SUV, offering slick styling and a contemporary cabin.
The Cadillac Celestiq, a brand-exclusive, high-end EV that is scheduled to make its debut at Monterey Car Week in August, is expected to have a starting price of about $300,000, pushing the Cadillac Celestiq far beyond the highest options of other luxury EVs, including the Lucid Air Dream Edition, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, and the Tesla Model X Tadal. The Wall Street Journal reported that General Motors Cadillac plans to sell a limited-edition Cadillac Celestiq for about $300,000. The Cadillac Celestiq is expected to sell for up to $300,000, a number that was first reported by The Wall Street Journal, a number GM has neither confirmed nor disputed officially.
Coming off the heels of Cadillacs launch of its Lyriq SUV, which is already sold out through 2023 thanks in part to its competitive $62,990 starting price, the brand is set to introduce its flagship sedan, the Celestiq, that goes on sale next year at a much higher price. The brand known for wacky cars and shiny SUVs packed with V8s that gobble up gas is about to embark on a whole new chapter, and that starts with 2023s Cadillac Lyriq. The Cadillac Lyriq is set to become General Motors fourth electric car (EV) sold in North America, following the Chevrolet Bolt EV, EUV, and GMC Hummer EV, as well as Cadillacs first all-electric car.