I've wanted some seat time in the Cadillac Lyriq for quite a while now. The sleek SUV first went on sale in the middle of 2022 as the brand's first-ever electric vehicle, and press cars always seemed scarce. That's not surprising, given that Lyriq production took a while to ramp up as General Motors sorted through manufacturing stumbles with its Ultium battery platform

However, GM seems to have emerged from those early struggles with some top-notch electric contenders. The Chevrolet Equinox EV just launched as a standout in the affordable-but-long-range-EV space. Meanwhile, GM just had its best month ever of EV sales in May, mainly on the back of the Lyriq. 

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The Cadillac Lyriq

GM's luxury brand is going hard on EVs. The Lyriq came first and will be followed by several additional electric SUVs in coming years: The Optiq, Vistiq and Escalade IQ.

That brings me to the purpose of this post. Now that I've finally got a Cadillac Lyriq for the next week, what do you, dear reader, want to know about it? 

For your information, it's a Lyriq Luxury 3. Options include all-wheel drive, a 19.2-kilowatt Level-2 charging capability and a power-opening panoramic sunroof. The total bill for this particular Lyriq comes out to $77,770, including a $1,395 destination charge. 

I'm looking forward to testing out GM's latest iteration of Super Cruise, its hands-free cruise-control feature. I was sufficiently impressed when I used the feature for hundreds of miles in a Cadillac Escalade a couple of years back, but there's always room for improvement.

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I also plan to spend some quality time with the Lyriq's infotainment system, which, upon initial inspection, strikes me as remarkably crisp and easy to use. Built-in Google Maps is a nice touch.

But what do you want to know? Let us know in the comments below; find me on X (ugh) at T_Levin or email me at tim.levin@insideevs.com

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