Mark Reuss, President of General Motors, announced today that the first pre-production Cadillac Lyriq has rolled off the line.

The Ultium-based Lyriq is expected to enter series production by the end of this quarter at GM’s Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly facility, while the customer deliveries should start in the first half of this year.

"Our first pre-production Cadillac LYRIQ has rolled off the line at Spring Hill, marking a major milestone for the LYRIQ program as the team prepares to ship vehicles to customers in a few months."

Mark Reuss underlined that 15 months ago, the company announced a $2 billion investment at the Spring Hill site, directly related to the electric cars.

The program is not only progressing but according to the info, is ahead of schedule:

"Our teams have worked tirelessly on the LYRIQ, bringing the launch up nine months ahead of schedule and working in parallel to convert the plant and start production. This is an important proof point in our path to EV leadership as we introduce more high-volume EVs across price points and lifestyles. I’m thankful to the Spring Hill and Cadillac teams for all their hard work. Congratulations on this huge milestone!"

The Cadillac Lyriq has strong specs, including a 100 kWh battery for 300 miles of range (target), which potentially might spark a lot of interest in the premium/luxury segment.

Gallery: 2023 Cadillac Lyriq

Cadillac Lyriq Debut Edition specs (preliminary):

  • about 300 miles (483 km) of range, "GM estimated"
  • 100.4 kWh battery
    12 modules
    Ultium Cells (GM-LG Chem joint venture)
    NCMA (nickel-cobalt-manganese-aluminum) chemistry, flat pouch cells
  • rear-wheel drive
    Permanent magnet, bar wound electric motor
  • system output of 255 kW (340 hp) and 440 Nm of torque
  • AC charging up to 19.2 kW (240 V, 80 A)
    expected to add up to 52 miles (84 km) of range in about 1 hour
  • DC fast charging up to 190 kW
    expected to add up to 76 miles (122 km) of range in about 10 minutes and up to 195 miles (314 km) of range in 30 minutes
  • Base Curb Weight (Min): 2545 kg/5610 lbs
  • Passenger Volume (cu. ft. / L): 105 / 2976
  • Cargo Volume (cu. ft. / L) ^: 28.0 / 793 (behind rear seat) and 60.8 / 1723 (rear seat folded)
  • Ultium Platform
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