The all-wheel-drive variant of the Cadillac Lyriq will have an estimated 500 horsepower (373 kilowatts), according to a question-and-answer session from the automaker on Instagram. Additionally, this model can tow up to 3,500 pounds (1,588 kilograms).
Cadillac did not previously offer any specifications for the all-wheel-drive Lyriq. Production of this variant will begin in late 2022 and deliveries will begin in 2023.
The 500-hp output is a healthy upgrade from the rear-drive version which produces 340 hp (254 kW). It’s unclear whether the AWD Lyriq shares the 100.4 kilowatt-hour Ultium battery pack with the underpowered model. EPA range estimates are not yet available for the RWD variant, but Cadillac estimates the figure to be more than 300 miles (483 kilometers).
The Lyriq DC fast charger operates up to 190 kilowatts. This allows the electric crossover to regain its 200-mile range in about 300 minutes.
Cadillac received 233,000 expressions of interest in the Lyriq. It should be noted that this is not the same as actually ordering one. However, the brand expects high demand. “The engineering and manufacturing teams are working very hard to increase capacity to meet this demand,” a spokesperson previously told Motor1.com.
Cadillac will begin taking orders for the Lyriq on May 19. It will have a base price of $59,990 including destinations. Shipments of the rear-drive Launch Edition will begin in the summer.
That The Lyqriq cabin features a large 33.0-inch diagonal LED display. A single screen extends from behind the wheel to the center of the dashboard. Interior facilities available include active noise cancellation and 19-speaker audio system. buyers can also get an augmented-reality head-up display and Super Cruise’s advanced driver assistance system.
After the launch of the rear-drive and all-wheel-drive versions of the Lyriq, it’s possible Cadillac could create a performance-focused V-Series variant of the crossover. At the moment, the brand is only evaluating whether the model is a good fit for its lineup. Presumably, this sporty example will have more power than the AWD’s 500 hp.