2023 Cadillac Lyriq

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DETROIT – The Lyriq all-electric crossover marks the beginning of the end for traditional internal combustion engines at Cadillac when the new EV hits dealerships in the first half of next year.

The Lyriq, Cadillac’s first EV, marks the start of a new line of electric cars and SUVs for the brand, which according to Rory Harvey, Cadillac’s global vice president, will manufacture all-electric vehicles by 2030. He said that after the redesigned Escalade SUV was launched last year in North America, there will be no new Cadillac vehicles with internal combustion engines, also known as ICEs.

“As of today, we’re going to be leaving this decade as an EV brand,” he told reporters during an online media event this week for the Cadillac Lyriq 2023. “We won’t be selling ICE vehicles until 2030.”

General Motors, the parent company of Cadillac, previously said a majority, if not all, of its Cadillac cars and SUVs sold worldwide would be all-electric vehicles by the end of the decade. But Harvey’s comments go a step further and re-affirm the plans, saying Cadillac will not spend any capital on its current line of products except for updates, also known as midcycle refreshs, for vehicles that are already on sale.

Cadillac is expected to lead GM’s plans to offer all-electric vehicles by 2035. That includes at least 20 new electric vehicles by 2025 as part of a $ 27 billion investment plan for electric and autonomous vehicles during that period.

Starting at $ 59,990, the Lyriq will be among the first to launch GM’s next-generation EV platform and battery system, Ultium. The vehicle will only be delivered in one configuration in the first model year to simplify production.

2023 Cadillac Lyriq

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GM released prices, photos and details of the production version of the vehicle on Wednesday, which is largely similar to a show car version from last year. Changes, as promised by GM, largely include some design improvements such as smaller wheels and larger side mirrors to meet US regulations.

“The intent was basically to get the show into production,” said Andrew Smith, Cadillac managing director for global design, color and trim. This includes new signature lighting and an illuminated Cadillac badge on the front end.

2023 Cadillac Lyriq

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Like the show car, the interior of the Lyriq has a curved LED screen with a diagonal of 33 inches, which covers the driver’s entire field of vision.

The rear-wheel drive vehicle is expected to have 340 horsepower and approximately 325 pound-feet of torque. The estimated range of the vehicle when fully charged is more than 300 miles, according to GM. According to GM, the vehicle can reach 76 miles in about 10 minutes with a DC quick charger.

2023 Cadillac Lyriq

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