Among the sea of EV news General Motors released today was the name of Cadillac’s first electric vehicle. Dubbed the Cadillac Lyriq, the Lyriq will be a midsize luxury SUV slated for reveal on April 2nd, but that isn’t all the Cadillac news today.
The Lyriq is based on the sketch GM released back in 2019, which means a dramatic design theme that’s designed to allow Cadillac to standout with its new line of luxury vehicles. Aside from a standout design theme, Lyriq will be powered by a variant of GM’s new Ultium battery, meaning its pack will range anywhere from 50 to 200 kWh; with the possibility of up to 400 miles of range.
In addition to the Lyriq, GM showed media attendees the upcoming Cadillac Celestiq. The Celestiq will be Cadillac’s proper flagship sedan with a reportedly very dramatic design; more dramatic than the Lyriq. Like Lyriq, Celestiq will be built atop GM’s BEV3 architecture and Ultium battery system.
Reports also suggest the Celestiq will be a big, proper flagship sedan with a two plus two interior layout. In fact, the car will be at least partially hand-built and utilize a host of high-end finishings and a dash display that is significantly larger than that of the 23-inch unit found in the 2021 Escalade.
Unlike the Lyriq, Cadillac isn’t saying when to expect the Celestiq reveal. The fact Cadillac is rolling out an EV sedan is noteworthy given GM recently axed the Cadillac CT6 flagship sedan. Cadillac won’t be the only large EV luxury sedan; Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz are both working on battery-electric flagship sedans for their portfolios.