On Wednesday, Cadillac formally unveiled the generation model of its following SUV. Identified as the Lyriq, when it goes on sale following calendar year beginning at $59,990, it will be part of the Hummer EV as section of Normal Motors’ 3rd wave of electric powered motor vehicles (following Chevrolet’s experiments with the EV1 and Bolt EV).
If you assume this auto appears acquainted, you are right—in August 2020, Cadillac introduced a present-car model of the Lyriq, and the creation edition has adjusted incredibly small. But, at the time, Cadillac was not all set to chat technological specs. Now it is.
Propulsion to the rear wheels is provided by a single of GM’s Ultium Push motors that will appear in additional than 20 new EVs in the coming handful of years. That electrical motor endows the Lyriq with 225 kW (340 hp) and 440 Nm (325 lb-ft), which need to necessarily mean the 2,545 kg (5,610 lb) SUV will be correctly fast as opposed to experience-meltingly rapidly.
The Lyriq is developed all around one of GM’s new Ultium battery packs. It really is a a lot additional acceptable size than the Hummer EV, with 12 modules (as an alternative of 24) and a complete capacity of 100 kWh running at 400 V. That will deliver the Lyriq with at minimum 300 miles (483 km) of assortment, according to Cadillac, despite the fact that an formal rating from the US Environmental Defense Agency is just not due until eventually closer to the Lyriq’s arrival in showrooms in the first 50 percent of following calendar year.
The Lyriq will DC speedy-charge at up to 190 kW, which Cadillac claims will add 76 miles (122 km) of assortment in 10 minutes, or 195 miles (313 km) in 30 minutes. Charging at household by means of 240 V AC electrical power adds 31 miles (50 km) of vary per hour at 11.5 kW, and Cadillac will also market a 19.2 kW, 100 A, 240 V AC household charger that can incorporate 52 miles (84 km) an hour.
Like the exterior, the Lyriq’s inside is also in close proximity to-unchanged from 2020’s display automobile, complete with a 33-inch display screen. Cadillac informed us the main discrepancies are a rear bench seat that can fit a few, relatively than two, and the reality that the display auto only experienced a solitary cupholder in the center console as opposed to two for the manufacturing variation.
The Lyriq goes into output in Tennessee in the first quarter of 2022, and Cadillac says it will start out accepting reservations this September.
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