The electric future of Cadillac is nearly here. The company will debut the Cadillac Lyriq on August 6, showing off the first all-electric SUV in the brand’s portfolio.
It’s a move that’s been a long time coming. The journey of the General Motors electrification strategy began in earnest with the first mass-produced and purpose-designed electric vehicle of the modern era, the EV1, which was on sale from 1996 to 1999. Twenty years after that model was discontinued, GM announced that Cadillac would spearhead the company’s shift to an all-electric future.
Based on this image, it appears that the model will come with aerodynamics-enhancing wheels.Photo courtesy of Cadillac
The Lyriq is the first model to be built on GM’s next-generation architecture, which will include the Ultium battery. The new General Motors electric vehicle platform is capable of working with front-, rear-, and all-wheel drive vehicles.
The forthcoming GMC Hummer EV, which was also teased this week with full body images of its SUV and truck form, will also use the battery.
GM has already signed Honda as part of a partnership to co-create vehicles on the new platform.
Earlier this month, Cadillac released a video showing off new details of the Lyriq including its interior, which is rich with digital technology, all-silver Cadillac side badging, and unique fascia styling.
The Cadillac Lyriq SUV looks to be a two-row model.Photo courtesy of Cadillac
The SUV sports an AKG audio system with the ability for the driver to adjust the sound mode (front and rear) depending on their preference between stereo or surround acoustics.
We also know that the SUV will have Super Cruise hands-free driving technology.
You can find out more about the model following its reveal on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7 p.m. ET.