Cadillac Lyriq made its debut. Last year the American manufacturer Cadillac announced its foray into the world of electric vehicles with the launch of an SUV that we would not take long to meet. That day has arrived, although to be honest we are not looking at the final production model, but rather a prototype that lays the foundations for it. Your name? Cadillac Lyriq Concept.
As we say, this is a coupe SUV created to preview the brand’s first all-electric luxury crossover that is scheduled to go on sale in 2022. Its bodywork is defined by clean surfaces and sharp lines, with a line low roof and a wide wheelbase. The front is dominated by the so-called ‘black glass’ grille and very thin LED headlights, while at the rear there are divided lamps and a large tailgate.
Both the grill and main lights are part of a spectacular lighting choreography that greets the owner on approach. “The Lyriq represents the next iteration of the iconic brand’s styling, enabled by electrification, as only Cadillac can express. Inside and out, Lyriq is a careful integration of design and technology and is intended to make every journey an experience, “said Andrew Smith, CEO of Global Cadillac Design.
Cadillac Lyriq Interior
One of the highlights of the new Cadillac Lyriq is, of course, the huge 33-inch one-piece led display that spans most of the length of the dash, offering all kinds of information to the driver. It also includes the functions of the infotainment system and different views of the surroundings of the vehicle thanks to the external cameras. Cadillac says its new display has the highest pixel density in the automotive industry today, with more than 1 billion colors – 64 times more than any vehicle – for a unique experience.
There’s also a novel dual-plane augmented reality head-up display: the closest one indicates information such as speed, direction, and more, while the farthest shows transparent navigation signs and other important alerts. And of course, the Cadillac Lyriq will also feature the latest version of the company’s Super Cruise, meaning a highly advanced autonomous driving system. Also, the electric SUV will boast a noise cancellation technology, which will neutralize the sound produced by rolling through microphones and accelerometers.
The Cadillac Lyric is based on GM’s next-generation modular EV platform and powered by the brand’s ‘Ultium’ family of eco-friendly powertrains, offering more than 500 kilometers of range on its 100 kWh battery specifications. The SUV will be compatible with DC fast loads up to 150 kW (19 kW Tier 2) and will feature both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions. Also, its battery reduces the presence of cobalt significantly, it requires 70% less of this material compared to current units.