General Motors is currently undergoing a dramatic shift towards carbon-neutral vehicles, promising to entirely phase out its petrol-powered cars in favor of electric vehicles by 2035. Over the last year, we’ve started to see the American auto conglomerate take steps in this direction with the debut of production models like the new electric Hummer. Another major milestone on GM’s path to electrification was revealed today with Cadillac pulling the cover off of the now production-ready 2023 LYRIQ.
Originally unveiled in August of 2020, the production LYRIQ model is built around GM’s state-of-the-art Ultium Platform which can receive more than 75-miles of autonomy from only 10 minutes of charging. Combining the Wreath and Crest company’s traditional design language with the sleek and futuristic visual themes that have become increasingly prevalent in the luxury EV space, the LYRIQ features a 19-speaker AKG Studio audio system with integrated headrest speakers, KeyPass digital vehicle access, a dual-level charge cord, Cadillac’s next-generation Active Noise Cancellation system, “Slim-line” LED headlamps, a 33” advanced LED display, and optional Super Cruise6, which Cadillac is touting as the industry’s first “true hands-free driver-assistance technology.” Starting at $59,990, the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ will be available for preorders starting in September of this year, with production slated to begin in Q1 of 2022.