Cadillac also wants to cut a piece of the electric SUV pie in perspective. However, it will be two years before the knives are sharpened. Nevertheless, a show car already gives an outlook on the series SUV.
Despite an extremely strong battery, the Cadillac Lyriq will initially only travel 480 kilometers.
With the luxury SUV Lyriq, Cadillac competes against Tesla Model X, Audi E-Tron and Co. The crossover is based on the General Motors Group’s new e-car platform and stores the traction current in batteries from the new “Ultium” family, which should have a capacity of up to 200 kWh. First of all, the Cadillac has to make do with half, which, according to the Americans, enables a range of 480 kilometers according to US standards.
The drive is via the rear wheels, an electric all-wheel drive is available as an option. The manufacturer does not name performance data, but like most competitors – which include the Jaguar I-Pace and the Mercedes EQC in addition to Audi and Tesla – the top variant should be in the 400 PS range. The price will also be on a comparable level at around 80,000 euros. Officially, the model presented is still a show car, albeit one that is very close to series production.
The Cadillac Lyriq welcomes the driver with a huge, slightly curved central display.
Anyone who thinks the Lyriq will be on the market shortly will have to be disappointed. It should take at least another two years before it is ready for series production. It is also uncertain whether and when the e-SUV built in the USA and China will come to Germany.
The Cadillac Lyriq marks the start of the electric car offensive, which the General Motors Group will have around 18 billion euros by 2025. In addition to the noble SUV, an electric version of the Hummer off-road vehicle and a revised version of the small crossover Bolt have been announced.