Cadillac Lyriq spotted testing for the first time
Cadillac's latest EV was spotted out on a test drive, and from the looks of things, it's a spitting image of the concept.
Despite sinking sales figures on some of its internal combustion models, GM is trading gas flaps for charge ports, and the Cadillac Lyriq is just one of the vehicles that they will produce in the coming years. Autoblog broke the story earlier today with a "spy" shot from Mahmoud Samara, the Vice President of sales at Cadillac.
In case you have forgotten about the Lyriq, it and its sedan counterpart, the Celestiq, will be two of the vehicles in Cadillac's all-electric lineup that will be launched within the next decade. This test vehicle carries a lot of the Lyriq Concept's lines, though I am particularly interested in the smaller wheels and subsequently larger tires. GM has been open about the fact that the Lyriq will ride on GM's new Ultium platform, but overall performance figures have yet to be determined, but that probably also has to do with the fact that the Lyriq's production facility is not complete yet.
With the exception of the flashy wheels and camera mirrors, the Lyriq in Samara's photo looks nearly identical to the concept car. If this is any indication to the quality of the real thing, then the Lyriq is going to be quite something. Still, the competition from Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Jaguar, Tesla, and even GMC with the pending arrival of the Hummer EV SUV, are going to be fighting to carve out a sizable chunk of a highly competitive market, and Cadillac is going to have to bring their A-Game.
With an expected on sale date somewhere in late 2022, the Lyriq still has quite a ways to go before it hits dealer lots, so you can bet that this isn't the last we've seen of this prototype Caddy.
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