2023 Cadillac Lyric Preview: The electric SUV is the future of Cadillac

The brand is going to start a very new chapter with its superb car and Blind SUV packed with gas-swelling V8, and it starts with 2023 Cadillac Lyric. This 100% electric SUV is the first in the Cadillacs wave powered only by electricity. Featuring GM’s new Ultium battery technology shared by Hummer EV, the Lyriq’s 340-horsepower rear-wheel-drive model has a 100-kilowatt-hour battery for an approximately 312-mile range. The approximate range of the 500-horsepower all-wheel-drive lyric was not disclosed at the time of this writing, but you can expect it to be slightly lower. Combined with the fast recharging time, Lyriq comes with a fully competitive EV certificate.

As for the car, the Lyriq is a two-row medium-sized SUV that is slightly larger than the Cadillac’s XT5 on the outside but slightly smaller on the inside (these ultra-cool looks trade off in practice). The interior builds on the interior of the technology-centric escalade, as well as large OLED curved infotainment / instrument displays extending over most of the dash. Its floating center console, minimal physical controls and streamlined air vents are a must have for any EV at this time. The steering wheel is also a new design, and the green light you see on its rim (pictured below) indicates that the lyric is standard with GM’s Super Cruise hands-free highway driving technology.

We haven’t tested the 2023 Cadillac Lyric yet, but of course we’re waiting for it because of its tough specs and sleek design. Ordered for Lyric has just opened.

Interior and Technology | Passenger and Cargo Space | Performance and range

Prices and Features | Crash rating and security features

What’s new for 2023?

Lyric is a completely new model.

How about lyrical interior and in-car technology?

Welcome to the future. Slide into the driver’s seat of the lyric and you’ll be greeted by a huge expanse of curved screen extending from the Pillar A to the midway point of the dash. In contrast to the seemingly huge screen like the Mercedes EQS hyperscreen, which is actually a separate screen housed in a housing, Lyrics is an adjacent OLED unit that doubles as an instrument panel and infotainment touchscreen. The effective results are basically the same, but it sure is cool!

The infotainment component uses Google’s Android Automotive operating system, which effectively provides a software framework on which Cadillac puts its own design “skin”. You can read more about it in GMC camouflage in this Yukon Infotainment System Overview. We are generally satisfied with the functionality of the system, although we cannot say whether it is significantly better or worse than the systems developed by various car companies.

Elsewhere in the cabin, we prefer that Cadillac still uses physical control for climate control and other vehicle functions (cool little knobs pointing to air vents seem to be a much better solution than touchscreen-controlled ones), although we suspect touch-sensitive steering. About wheel control. Like many other EVs, the Lyric has a floating center console with a cupholder and an electronic shifter (a bright rotary design) in an open storage compartment. There is a second tray that protrudes from the bottom of the dash (pictured left below).

How big is the lyric?

Like other EVs, Lyric’s electrical architecture results in dimensions that are not aligned with the gas-powered model. For example, its overall length is between a two-row BMW X5 and a three-row Lincoln Aviator, with a wheelbase that surpasses both of them, yet its overall height is about 5 inches lower than those SUVs. The result is a sleek and steadily cool looking SUV – with less cargo space and rear headroom.

The 39.6-inch rear legroom is compatible with large medium-sized SUVs (and the Tesla Model Y), which should be good for long legs and rear baby seats. Also at 58.6 inches there is enough shoulder space, which means you are more likely to fit three people across. As for the cargo space, there is only 28 cubic-feet of space behind the raised third row, a modest amount less than many compact SUVs, leaving all of the above mentioned. However, about what you will find in a Mustang Mach-E and Kia EV6, although they are admittedly cheaper EV.

What are the features of lyrical range, charging and performance?

Like other EVs, the number of wheels driven greatly affects performance and slight impact range. They both share a 100-kWh battery pack.

Rear-wheel-drive Lyric has a single motor that produces 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. The range is an EPA ু approximately 320 miles. It has a 19.2-kilowatt AC charging capability, allowing it to recover a 52 mile range using an applicable level 2 home charger.

The all-wheel-drive lyric adds a front motor, which brings out the output up to 500 horsepower. Torque statistics and approximate range were not available at the time of writing, but GM has listed towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds for the AWD model. It is only capable of charging 11.5-kilowatt home, which means it can recover 37 miles per hour using a Level 2 home charger.

For public DC fast charging, both RWD and AWD Lyriqs can charge at a maximum rate of 190 kW, allowing it to recover up to 76 miles in about 10 minutes (depending on how much current is left in the battery). Lyriq customers will receive a mer 1,500 credit through Qmerit for a two-year free charging on the EVGo charging network or a qualified professional installation of a Level 2 wall charger or a 240-volt outlet compatible with Lyriq’s provided dual-voltage charging cable. .

What is the price of 2023 lyric and what features are available?

Rear-wheel-drive Lyric starts at $ 62,990 with destination charges. Prices for the All-Wheel-Drive Lyric start at $ 64,990, which is a surprisingly small premium due to the huge performance increase. As described above, owners receive a $ 1,500 credit for either a two-year public DC fast charging or home charger installation.

GM vehicles are currently not eligible for federal EV tax rebates, and the base price of Lyric is more than $ 60,000 cap for California EV rebates. It may still have rebates available for it in other states.

RWD and AWD share a common trim level called Lyric Luxury, but they differ in equipment. Oddly enough, RWD has more.

Standard equipment for both includes 20-inch wheels, acoustic laminated glass, LED headlights, super cruise hands-free highway driving assist and other safety / assistance technology (see below), a glass roof, eight-way power front seats (warm, ventilation). ) And massaging), simulated leather upholstery (Inteluxe), a heated power-adjustable steering wheel, driver memory settings, 33-inch curved LED display, Google Android Automotive infotainment interface, Apple CarPlay, Apple CarPlay, Port and a 19-speaker AKG Studio sound system with headrest speakers (pictured below on the right). The rear-wheel-drive version has a hands-free power liftgate, a rearview camera mirror washer (wouldn’t AWD Lyric need more?) And a 22-inch wheel option.

At launch, Lyric will only be available in Satin Steel Metallic. Crystal White, Stellar Black and Apulent Blue will be available late at extra cost options.

What are Lyriq security ratings and driver support features?

The lyrics were not crash tested by a third party at the time of writing.

Each Lyriq comes standard with one of the most powerful suite of safety and driver assistance technology available in any car at any price. It includes standard equipment front collision warning and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, rear cross-traffic warning and emergency braking, blind-spot warning and adaptive steering assistance, lane-keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control and super . Highway driving assistance.

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