Cadillac will reveal its first electrical automobile, the Lyriq SUV, throughout a digital occasion on August sixth. The automobile’s authentic April 2nd debut was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
GM, Cadillac’s mother or father firm, introduced the Lyriq at an “EV Day” occasion final March in Warren, Michigan, that showcased a brand new modular electrical automobile platform meant to energy a variety of the corporate’s electrical fashions within the coming years. The Lyriq would be the first electrical luxurious SUV from Cadillac, with a sedan — the Celestiq — to comply with. An early model confirmed off on the EV Day featured a 34-inch pillar-to-pillar screen, energy doorways, a protracted wheelbase, and plenty of high-end supplies.
Over a 12 months in the past, GM named Cadillac because the model to steer the automaker’s push into an electrical future. At the time, it made sense: the posh model wanted an improved identification, and GM wasn’t going to pin all of its hopes on the slow-selling Chevy Bolt.
For years, GM was seen as lagging behind its opponents within the luxurious EV market. Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, and BMW have all launched high-end electrical automobiles supposed to compete with Tesla’s Model S, whereas GM had the Bolt and little else.
But the automaker, the biggest within the US, has since picked up the tempo, saying plans to launch 20 electrical nameplates by 2023. All 4 GM manufacturers — Chevy, Cadillac, GMC, and Buick — can be launching new EVs.
The Cadillac Lyriq would be the first automobile constructed on the corporate’s new BEV3 structure. Next would be the Hummer EV in each pickup and SUV codecs. Also to come back are a refreshed Chevy Bolt EV and a Bolt electrical utility automobile with an extended wheelbase, a compact Chevy crossover, two Buick SUVs, and the Celestiq. All of that is a part of GM’s broader plan to spend $20 billion in capital and engineering prices by 2025.