Wednesday, April 21, 2021

2023 Cadillac Lyriq: the production model...









Cadillac has just released official photos of the production 2023 Lyriq Electric Crossover.
And it really looks almost exactly like the concept. So this is great news for those who liked that concept in the first place. (If only they could have done the same thing with some of their other fantastic previous Concepts...)

The interior looked fantastic on the concept last year. But as we know, things are moving very, very fast these days. And by the time the Lyriq goes on sale, these giant screens will be everywhere.

- The Lyriq is going on sale in about a year from now as a 2023 model.
- Rservations start in September 2021.
- Over 300 miles of electric range from the 100Kw/h battery.
- 190kW fast charging allows for 76 miles in 10 minutes.
- 20-inch wheels standard with 22-inch option.
- Only 2 colors available, Satin Steel and Stellar Black.
- Only 2 interior colors as well. Black or grey.
- RWD with 340hp.
- $59 990.

While I mostly like the design (The rear lights should have been clear and not red. Like on some early prototypes I've seen), the interior seems a bit cold. There is a mention of wood trim in the press kit but it doesn't seem to be on any of the photos provided.

The price does seem right. Depending on the standard equipment. It is cheaper than the Audi E Tron of the Jaguar EV.
The Lyriq is also quite long at almost 197 inches. Only about 2 inches shorter than the XT-6.


To me, the worst part is the lack of AWD at launch (good luck with that)
But especially the lack of colors.

I mean really, black or grey? that's it? 
For a luxury brand, this is really unheard of. Even the cheapest car sold in the US has more than 2 colors to pick from. 

This is almost like a joke...





13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Going to have a heck of a blind spot thanks to the solid rear 3/4 panel.

Fart said...

I guess Mary Bara is saving money on the paint shop, lol. This is not the Model T with only one color, it is 2021 (2023 when lanched). KNUCKLE HEADS.

FFEMT6 said...

I absolutely love the look of this. Knocked it completely out of the park.

Df carsnguitars said...

Just was looking at Cadillac's color palette from 50 yrs ago: https://automotivemileposts.com/cadillac/paint1971cadi.html

Considering the relatively low price of this car, custom color wraps could make things a bit more interesting....

Wonderdallas said...

The lot-perforated door trim around the seat controls is wood. Also the trim next to the cup holders.

Soul2Stinger said...

Compared to the ELR this is a great deal!

Doug said...

VW launched the ID4 without AWD also. I don't get it. The people they are trying to attract are expecting AWD.

Anonymous said...

I’m shocked that they’re only offering two colors. They should have three since in our boring era all new cars are black, white or silver/ grey.

Anonymous said...

From the side design hints of a stretched 2021 Buick Envision

Anonymous said...

That new "revolutionary" battery pack can't offer more than 300 miles? Wow! what a waste of publicity!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful design for an SUV.

Anonymous said...

Props for finally delivering a production car that looks as sexy as the concept from which it was derived!

Chad Michael said...

OMG... I LOVE THE GRILLE... its Steppenwolf Snyder Cut