Cadillac on Thursday revealed its long-awaited Lyriq crossover SUV, the first in a new family of battery-electric offerings due from the brand in the coming years. The version unveiled on Thursday is a concept, but it closely resembles the version due to enter production in 2022.
The Lyriq is a mid-sizer, meaning it will compete with the likes of the Audi E-Tron, Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X, all of which have set a high bar for the segment. Fortunately the Lyriq has a lot going for it.
The final numbers are still being worked on but Cadillac is confident the Lyriq’s 100-kilowatt-hour battery will deliver a range of over 300 miles. And when it comes to charging, DC fast charging at rates over 150 kilowatts will be possible. This should make an 80% charge in around 30 minutes possible.
Cadillac Lyriq concept
Making this all possible is General Motors’