The Cadillac Lyriq 2023 is the first of many battery electric vehicles produced by the luxury brand, with a next-generation design inside and out, while featuring vintage-inspired design elements and cutting-edge Ultium battery technology. Recently, Cadillac Society photographer spied on the Lyriq prototype at Satin Steel Metallic undergoing road validation tests.
Satin Steel Metallic is one of four colors currently available for the luxury electric crossover, and is one of the original two colors offered on the Debut Edition model. It’s a cool gray with metallic finishes that accentuate the Lyriq’s carefully crafted body lines while complementing the black LED “grill” that replaces the traditional grille on models with an internal combustion engine.
This particular Cadillac Lyriq 2023 prototype appears to be fully clothed, and has no missing or replacement body components, unlike those seen previously. Interestingly, the door to the charging port just behind the front wheel on the driver’s side appears to be covered with duct tape.
The ensemble uses optional 22-inch Dynamic Split Spoke Reverse Rim alloy wheels, featuring a Polish/Gloss Black finish and aero inserts.
The Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition 2023 is offered exclusively with rear-wheel drive, as it is equipped with a single Ultium Drive motor mounted on the rear axle. That model, along with the Luxury RWD model, has 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque while being able to go up to 312 miles on a single charge. Meanwhile, the Lyriq Luxury AWD model has a second motor on the front axle, providing more power along with all-wheel-drive traction. This configuration is capable of producing over 500 horsepower and 524 pound-feet of torque for a range of approximately 287 miles.
Production of the Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition 2023 is currently underway at Cadillac’s Spring Hill plant in Tennessee, and deliveries are scheduled to begin soon. Pricing for the Lyriq Luxury RWD model starts at $62,900, while the Lyriq Luxury AWD starts at $64,900. While only two trim levels are offered at the moment, a fuller trim lineup will be available, along with more exterior paint options, for the 2024 model year.
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