Electric vehicles have increased in popularity and demand in recent years. Now, luxury car manufacturer Cadillac has entered the race with the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ.
Cadillac has long been known as one of the top names in luxury vehicles. They have spared no expense when it comes to lavish features within their cars, but one thing they have never truly been known for is sustainability.
At least, not until now.
Earlier this month, Cadillac announced their first Electric Vehicle (EV), the Cadillac LYRIQ. The LYRIQ was officially unveiled on August 6, 2020, but it won’t be released to the public until 2023.
So, what can you expect from the LYRIQ, and how is it leading the pack for GM to release other Electronic Vehicles in the future?
What to Expect from the Cadillac LYRIQ
While the LYRIQ’s main claim to fame will be its electric architecture, Cadillac hasn’t strayed completely from their roots. It is still a luxury vehicle with the quality you have come to know and expect from the brand. With that in mind, some of the main notable features of the LYRIQ include:
● A variety of charging rates that can reach over 150 kW
● Performance all-wheel-drive configurations
● Enhanced Super Cruise (hands-free driver assistance)
● Remote self-parking
● Adaptive technology
In addition to incredible luxury features, the LYRIQ features a new Ultium battery system manufactured by GM that can provide up to 100 kilowatt-hours of performance, or a driving range of 400+ miles. The Ultium battery system is unlike any other, using cells that can be stacked either vertically or horizontally in the battery pack. The batteries also use aluminum, which helps to decrease the amount of cobalt used by 70%.
You can learn more about the exciting features of the Cadillac LYRIQ by checking out the full video reveal below:
What’s Next for GM and EVs?
The Cadillac LYRIQ isn’t the only EV that General Motors has lined up for the next several years. All four of its additional brands, including Chevy, GMC, and Buick will be rolling out their own Electric Vehicles over the next several years thanks to the new construction of the Ultium battery system.
The Hummer EV is the next to be launched, with a pickup and SUV format. Already, GM is advertising it as the world’s first-ever fully-electric super truck, with up to 1,000 horsepower, and the ability to go from 0-60 in three seconds. For those who have always considered Hummers to be “gas guzzlers” and not exactly environmentally-friendly, it will be interesting to see how this new model changes the game when it comes to large-scale vehicles that are known for their power.
As this major manufacturer shifts to the future and aims to become an EV powerhouse, the face of luxury vehicles will undoubtedly change. For now, we will have to wait until 2023 to see how Cadillac delivers on its promises with the LYRIQ.
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