New 2022 Cadillac Lyriq Price, Ev, Dimensions – The 2022 Cadillac Lyriq won’t just be the brand’s first all-electric vehicle; it is also the Cadillac that most signals a complete transition away from internal-combustion engines favouring E.V.s. According to Rory Harvey, vice president of Global Cadillac, during an announcement for the Lyriq: “Every new Cadillac that we introduce from this point on in North America will be a state-of-the-art luxury electric vehicle.”
While no one at the company is eager to talk about the low sales figures for Cadillac’s first plug-in vehicle, the short-lived ELR, it’s a different story when looking forward. The current Cadillac stable is “one of the freshest lineups in luxury,” Harvey said, and one that Cadillac thinks will give the brand time to make a complete powertrain switch here in the U.S.
The oldest vehicle in Cadillac’s lineup is the XT4, which was launched in August 2018, and the flagship Escalade just got a new, fifth-generation for 2021. The current lineup of gasoline-powered Cadillacs will continue to get mid-cycle refreshes in the coming years, but don’t expect to see any new product announcements about ICE models. Instead, look for more launches like the Celestiq, which debuted at CES this year, and the new Lyriq.
New 2022 Cadillac Lyriq Redesign
The Lyriq was first revealed in concept form last August. The production model will arrive in the first half of 2022, and, according to G.M., it’s going to be similar to the concept. The concept car used slightly bigger wheels than the production model. For example, the door construction is slightly different. Other than that, there aren’t many exterior changes, said Andrew Smith, executive director of Global Cadillac Design. However, there are two main differences in the interior: five seats in the production model instead of the four seen in the show car and, of course, more cupholders in the production model.
From the outside, though, the Lyriq keeps both the overall design and a choreographed lighting sequence presented by the slim-line LED headlamps. Since the black crystal grille didn’t need to focus on conducting airflow through an engine bay, designers used its futuristic look to cleverly hide the many sensors the car needs for its high-tech features, Smith said. Exterior colours include Satin Steel Metallic and Stellar Black Metallic, while in Sky Cool Gray or Noir. “We will also introduce the Juniper at some time in the near future, which is the color you saw in the show vehicle itself,” Smith said.
Cadillac said the 2022 Lyriq would have a range of over 300 miles from a 100.0-kWh battery pack. Cadillac said the rear-wheel-drive Ultium platform that the Lyriq will ride on would produce 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. A “performance” all-wheel-drive version is expected later as well. In addition, the new E.V. will offer an onboard charging module capable of up to 19.2 kW, which will allow up to 52 miles of range for each hour it’s connected to a compatible Level 2 charging station.
The 19.2-kW onboard charger will be a standard feature on the First Release trim and an optional feature on other trims, Lyriq chief engineer Jamie Brewer. D.C. fast charging will also be available, and at a 150-kW station, the Lyriq will fill up 76 miles of range in about 10 minutes. Once they’re back on the road, drivers will be able to control the way the E.V. slows down through variable regenerative braking levels that can offer one-pedal driving.
New 2022 Cadillac Lyriq Price And Release Date
Cadillac will start taking Lyriq reservations in September, with the first vehicles going to customers in early 2022. The Lyriq is priced starting at $59,990 and will be built in Spring Hill, Tennessee. In addition, G.M. recently announced its Ultium Cells joint venture with L.G. Energy Solution would invest $2.3 billion in a new battery cell manufacturing plant in Spring Hill.