It is common knowledge for electric vehicle manufacturers to delay production. But what GM did was different and against the existing trend.
GM has just announced that it has started production of the Cadillac Lyriq at its Spring Hill, Tennessee plant. Production of the Cadillac Lyriq is nine months ahead of the original schedule.
GM declined to reveal the exact number of orders that became real purchases. But the company said it would take more orders for the Lyriq on May 19, 2022.
Scheduled, Cadillac will be present at dealers in the first half of this year. The Lyric is Cadillac’s first EV. Using a 340HP motor system, the Lyric has a range of 300 miles and 190kW fast charging at compatible stations.
Lyric adopts some of the latest technologies including a 33-inch OLED screen and Super Cruise hands-free highway driving. More importantly, the Lyriq will start at $59,990, a far cry from the $79,995 that would have cost the Hummer.
The Lyriq doesn’t quite represent the next generation of mainstream GM EVs. For that, you’ll have to wait for the Chevy Silverado ($39,900) and Equinox (about $30,000) electric cars.
The Lyric does serve as a bridge between the Hummer and other, more affordable passenger vehicles. Something that should be understood because the Lyric does not require off-road capabilities like the Hummer EV.
Cadillac Lyriq Price and Specifications [Infographic]
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