The identical day pre-orders for the 2013 Cadillac Lyric electrical SUV opened, sufficient individuals submitted $100 refundable deposits to account for the entire yr’s meant manufacturing run. The pre-order web page at Cadillac’s website now advises, “2023 Lyriq pre-orders are full. Pre-order waitlist is now out there,” and that “Waitlist members could have the possibility to order a 2023 Lyriq based mostly on availability or may have the primary alternative to pre-order the 2024 Lyriq.”
As a reminder of the place which may put somebody who reserves a Lyriq right this moment, the Debut Version is scheduled for first deliveries this summer season. The 2023 Lyriq RWD is deliberate for deliveries in fall of this yr and the 2023 Lyriq AWD will start reaching patrons in early 2023. The pre-order web page says preliminary deliveries of the 2024 mannequin yr are anticipated in spring of 2023, so it seems there shall be loads occurring about 9 months from now.
GM Authority discovered some attention-grabbing figures in a press launch from GM’s Chinese language outpost (the Lyriq is inbuilt Spring Hill, Tenn. for the North American market and in Shanghai for the Chinese language market). The automaker revealed earlier this month that the electrical crossover would supply 500 horsepower in AWD trim, however did not give a torque determine. The Chinese language AWD mannequin has been listed as providing 524 pound-feet of torque for pulling its 3,500 kilos of max tow score. That compares to the 340 hp and 325 lb-ft of the RWD trim. Additionally, in China, the Lyriq AWD is rated at 287 miles of vary on that nation’s testing cycle. Our EPA charges the single-motor trim at 312 miles, so we would not count on to be far off a 287-mile score based mostly on precedent with different EV fashions.
GMA believes the automaker might develop the choices menu for the 2024 mannequin yr as nicely, after roughly 18 months of a cautious buildup. The acquainted Premium Luxurious and Sport trim ranges may seem above the model’s entry-spec Luxurious variants, that means the potential for a correct leather-based inside and greater than two inside colours, plus exterior colours past the 4 supplied in 2023. We will not count on an excessive amount of, although, as a result of there’s much more occurring behind the Ultium scenes at Cadillac and GM total. On prime of coping with the greater than 250,000 hand-raisers for the Lyriq, the luxurious model is supposed to launch the Celestiq flagship sedan subsequent yr and two electrical crossovers within the meat of the crossover market in 2025.