Cadillac has announced that it will begin accepting orders for the Lyriq electric crossover on September 18th. It will start at $ 58,795 in the US home market excluding shipping costs. This makes the electric car the most expensive SUV of the brand after the new Escalade, for which American dealers are asking from $ 76,195.
From September, only the single-engine version of the Lyriq will be available for order. This unit produces 340 horsepower and 440 Nm of torque and is equipped with a 100 kilowatt-hour battery installed under the floor. It delivers up to 483 kilometers of travel and supports charging with a peak power of 190 kilowatts, which recharges energy for an additional 122 kilometers in 10 minutes.
Externally, the crossover almost completely copied the prototype presented in August last year, with the exception of rear-view mirrors instead of cameras and larger rims up to 22 inches. The futuristic electric car will be offered in two “metallic” body colors and sophisticated LED optics.
A curved 33-inch touchscreen is installed in the cabin, which combines the “tidy” and a multimedia system, an AKG Studio audio system with noise cancellation and 19 speakers, some of which are built into the seat headrests. In addition, the electric vehicle has advanced Super Cruise control with automatic lane change and a remote-controlled automatic parking system.
Lyriq will be the flagship of General Motors’ electric line, which plans to launch 30 new electric cars under various nameplates by 2025. The production of the Cadillac battery crossover will start in early 2022, and by the end of the first half of the year, the first copies will be sent to customers.