Lyriqs to Go: Cadillac’s Quest to Enter EV Market Starts With Dropping New Lyriq
Cadillac’s Lyriq all-electric crossover will make its global debut Aug. 6. The Lyriq represents the brand’s first all-electric entry in what it’s calling a “portfolio” of battery-electric vehicles.
We still don’t know much about the Lyriq: It’ll use GM’s Ultium batteries, like the Hummer EV from brand sibling GMC. But whether it can match the statistical boasts of the Hummer EV — 1,000 horsepower, 11,500 pounds-feet of torque, a 0-60-mph time of 3 seconds — isn’t clear. (Also consider that the Hummer’s stated torque figure might represent wheel torque instead of the engine torque figure most often used by automakers.)
As Cadillac gets set to take on luxury electric offerings like the Audi E-Tron, Jaguar I-Pace, Mercedes-Benz EQC and Tesla Model X — and smaller, more affordable offerings like the Tesla Model Y and upcoming Nissan Ariya — will it be able to provide a compelling enough case not only to convince shoppers to switch from internal combustion engine vehicles, or other luxury brands or more-established EV manufacturers, but also to forego the up-to-$7,500 federal EV tax credit for which the Lyriq (and Teslas) will not be eligible?
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Be sure to check back often as Cadillac potentially releases more information ahead of the Lyriq’s reveal, as well as following the reveal as Cars.com tells you everything you need to know about the first modern all-electric Cadillac.
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