Cadillac Lyriq production is slated to start early next year. As that date nears GM is clearly finalizing the production car, something they are showing off with this official spy shot released by Cadillac. The shot actually confirms a few details about the upcoming Cadillac EV.
First, the fact the Lyriq is so heavily camouflaged somewhat confirms the design is going to change for production. Cadillac has continually called the Lyriq a showcar, indicating the design was never final. However, having the showcar appear in a Super Bowl commercial definitely gives off the vibe it is close to the production car.
We don’t anticipate the overall design changing much for production. In fact, the spy shot confirms the Lyriq is retaining its dramatic proportions, very rakish rear window and thick C-pillar. A few details will likely change though, such as the dramatic taillights and the front fascia.
The spy shot also confirms Lyriq is retaining the 33-inch curved OLED display found in the concept. This comes as no surprise as Cadillac will be rolling this display out to just about all future products. The display first debuted in the 2021 Escalade.
The Cadillac Lyriq will be powered by GM’s new modular Ultium battery system. The highest-end Lyriq models are expected to have around 100-kWh of battery capacity, enabling range figures in the neighborhood of 300 miles per charge. Lyriq buyers will be able to select between rear and all-wheel drive layouts.
Expect to hear more about the 2022 Cadillac Lyriq later this year when GM reveals the production version. Production will commence in Spring Hill, Tennessee in the first quarter of 2022.