Cadillac Lyriq: First Look and photos

In an announcement regarding its electrification strategy, General Motors (GM) released some information about Cadillac’s new electric SUV, the Cadillac Lyriq.

The latter was first announced more than a year ago when GM unveiled eye-catching sketches showing the interior and exterior of the vehicle at an investor meeting. These hinted at a very futuristic design, as well as a configuration suggesting the presence of a third row.

What we do know is that the Cadillac Lyriq will be based on a platform dedicated to electric vehicles. It will be equipped with a new type of battery that GM has called Ultrium. The latter offers more flexibility in layout and will be cheaper to produce due to the lower use of Cobalt.

Cadillac Lyriq

Also, GM plans different sizes ranging from 50 to 200 kWh, the largest being able to offer nearly 600 kilometers of autonomy. However, it is not yet known which battery sizes will be reserved for the Cadillac Lyriq.

As for the new platform, it allows traction, propulsion or all-wheel-drive configurations. High performance will also be possible, the kind capable of about 3 seconds at 0-100 km / h. The Ultrium platform and new batteries will also form the basis of GMC’s electric Hummer, which will be unveiled in May.

Although the Cadillac Lyriq will be introduced in April, GM has not specified when the vehicle will be on the market. We can expect the start of 2021 as a 2022 model, but that remains to be seen.

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