Cadillac, which is part of General Motors (GM), today announced more details about its first fully electric vehicle (EV), the LYRIQ, which is due to hit the road next year. The new electric crossover style vehicle will have an estimated range of 312 miles (502km) and prices will start from $62,990 for the rear-wheel-drive (RWD) model and $64,990 for the all-wheel-drive (AWD).
The LYRIQ is built on GM’s Ultium Platform, which encompasses a common electric vehicle architecture and propulsion components like battery cells, modules, packs, Ultium Drive units, electric vehicle motors and integrated power electronics. The RWD LYRIQ will feature a 12-module, 100kWh battery pack that delivers a Cadillac-estimated 340 horsepower and 440Nm (325lb-ft) of torque.
The AWD model amps up the output, with the addition of a second drive unit that raises capability by an estimated 500 horsepower and will offer a 3,500-pound trailer pulling capacity.
When it comes to charging, the LYRIQ offers at home Level 2 (AC) charge rates of up to 19.2kW, which can add up to 52 miles (84km) of range per hour of charge. It also features DC fast charging rates of up to 190kW, enabling an estimated 76 miles (122km) of range in about 10 minutes of charging time.
Rory Harvey, Global Cadillac Vice President, said: “These are important steps for Cadillac, as we make good on our promise to deliver an EV offering more than 300 miles of range and move toward an all-electric portfolio by 2030. Cadillac will define the future of luxury transportation through its range of forthcoming EVs, and it all begins with LYRIQ.”
The Cadillac LYRIQ will be produced at General Motor’s (GM’s) Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly facility, which received a $2 billion investment support production. An additional $2.3 billion is being invested in an all-new battery cell manufacturing plant at Spring Hill, by Ultium Cells LLC, the joint venture between GM and LG Energy Solution.
GM have announced the company will offer customers 30 all-electric models globally by 2025. Forty percent of the company’s US entries will be battery electric vehicles by the middle of the decade.
Orders for the new Cadillac LYRIQ open on May 19.