Last week Cadillac announced it would reveal its first battery-electric vehicle, the Lyriq SUV, on April 2nd. Well, this week that news has been retracted. Cadillac has canceled the Lyriq’s reveal due to growing concerns over the coronavirus.
Given the societal shift away from group gatherings, news of the cancellation doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Other media outlets have also reported GM has canceled the media drive for the 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer, which was slated to take place in Arizona.
Thus far Cadillac has been mum when it comes to details on the Lyriq. Based on GM’s BEV3, the SUV is expected to be midsize and offer optional 2+2 seating with a 34-inch display screen. BEV3 can offer electric ranges up to 400 miles, but it is unknown if the Cadillac will leverage GM’s Ultium battery’s maximum range option.
Cadillac has not disclosed a new date or even a target time frame for the Lyriq’s reveal. Given it isn’t slated to launch until late 2021, they have plenty of time.