Hummers won’t be the only new models rolling off GM’s electrified assembly lines in the next few years. The American automotive stalwart has announced plans to release its all-electric Cadillac Lyriq crossover SUV beginning in the first half of 2022, and which customers will be able to reserve starting this September.
We’ve already gotten a pretty good glimpse of the Lyriq’s features and capabilities since Cadillac first announced the vehicle last August. It will feature a 33-inch wide OLED central infotainment display, Chevy’s SuperCruise adaptive cruise control, Cadillac’s active noise cancellation system, a 19-speaker sounds system from AKG Audio and either 20- or (optional) 22-inch rims.
The RWD Lyriq will of course be powered by GM new Ultium battery system — the same one providing 1,000 HP to the Hummer EV. We do now know that the Lyriq will sport a 12-module, 100 kWh NCMA pack that provides an estimated 340 horsepower, 325 ft lb of torque, and 300-plus mile range. What’s more, Cadillac has just revealed that the EV crossover can support up to 190 kW charging on a Level 3 DC station — that’ll drop 76 miles of range into the battery about 10 minutes. On a Level 2 AC home station, the Lyriq’s 19.2 kW charger module can add about 52 miles per hour of sitting on the plugs.
All this can be yours for the starting price of $59,990. But you’d better get real comfortable with the idea of driving either a black or grey SUV because Satin Steel Metallic and Stellar Black Metallic are the only two exterior colors it will initially come in.
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