The new Cadillac Lyriq Concept has been presented in society. A concept model that lays the groundwork and anticipates the long-awaited production version of Cadillac’s first electric SUV. Supported by a dedicated platform and next-generation electrical technology, it will offer a range that will exceed 480 kilometers.
The wait is over. After numerous advances, the new Cadillac Lyriq Concept has finally been presented in society. As its name indicates, we are not looking at a vehicle prepared to reach dealerships. Cadillac gives us a preview, a sneak peek at its long-awaited first series-production electric car. This concept car shows to a large extent what the exterior and interior design of the vehicle that will hit the market in the short term will be like.
We are facing a model of the most important since it marks the starting gun for the new generation of electric cars from General Motors. The new Cadillac Lyriq makes use of the most advanced technology developed by GM in the field of electric mobility. From the platform to the battery. But first, let’s take a look at the images that accompany this article and analyze their design.
The Cadillac Lyriq Concept sports a quickly recognizable exterior design since, although it adopts a new philosophy, it maintains certain lines and features that allow it to be in line with the other members that make up the Cadillac SUV range. We must pay particular attention to the two headlamps, the huge (closed) grille and the high beltline.
The line and drop adopted by the roof helps convey a more sporty and dynamic air. It also denotes a very worked aerodynamics for an SUV. And how could it be otherwise, the plastic fenders run throughout the lower part of the body. By the way, in this case, we do not have conventional rear view mirrors. It remains to be seen if the production model will be offered with digital rearview mirrors.
If we go inside, the first thing that will catch our attention is the huge 33-inch widescreen that acts as a digital instrument panel and a screen for the infotainment system. The cabin is elegant and comfortable. The brand has taken care of even the smallest detail. In addition, it brings with it the latest version of the Super Cruise3 package made up of numerous driving assistance systems.
The Cadillac Lyriq Concept is built on GM’s BEV3 platform. A new generation modular architecture specifically designed for electric cars. Now, if the fact of having a dedicated platform is not enough, with the Lyriq the new Ultium batteries from GM enter the scene. Some batteries that require a smaller amount of rare materials such as cobalt. They also require less wiring. In addition, according to the North American giant, they offer greater autonomy.
In the specific case of the Lyriq we find a battery that has an approximate capacity of 100 kWh that allows it to approve a range of more than 480 kilometers. The production model will be available in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions. Cadillac has also noted that the new Lyriq can make use of fast charging points of up to 150 kW.