Today’s automotive industry is mostly about different forms of electrification. As one of the major players, on the market, GM is also working on such technologies. According to the company’s spokesman, we can expect up to 20 electric models in the next several years and for that, engineers from this manufacturer are working on a new modular architecture, which will be highly scalable. This will allow car designs of different sizes and types, all on the same platform. The first model to ride on it will be 2022 Cadillac Lyriq, which will also be the brand’s first all-electric model in the offer.
The company still hides most of the details about the new model. If we can rely on the recent concept, there are some pretty amazing things to come, not just in terms of battery in performances, but in terms of various other design characteristics as well. The new model should hit the market sometime in the next year.
2022 Cadillac Lyriq Design
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is its all-electric nature. As we’ve already mentioned, GM is working on a completely new platform. It will be modular and used for a variety of models of different sizes and body styles. The important thing to mention is that the battery will also be scalable, so we may count on versions with capacities between 50 and 200 kWh.
This will be a comfortable crossover, so you may presume that one of the biggest rivals will be Tesla Model X and Jaguar I-Pace. We count on a similar size, though we still don’t know the details about the new model. If we can rely on the recent concept version, the 2022 Cadillac Lyriq will come with a pretty attractive styling, which comes in a typical crossover manner, but with the new design language, which is a little bit more radical compared to models that run on classic internal-combustion engines. All the lines are sharper, while we also count on a sleeker profile.
Of course, the cabin design will also play a significant role in this case. The new 2022 Cadillac Lyriq will feature a pretty luxurious interior, in accordance with the brand’s reputation. Of course, we count on loads of hi-quality materials but the interesting thing is that dashboard will take a lot of inspiration from the new Escalade. This particularly refers to the large 34-inch TFT screen, which consists of three integrated units that cover pretty much everything, from infotainment to instrument gauges. We presume that the screen in 2022 Cadillac Lyriq will feature a slightly different design. Still, the overall layout should be largely the same.
We count on a couple of changes compared to the concept version that center console that spreads all away to rear seats. Despite the great look, we presume this will be changed and that the rear seats will come in a typical bench layout.
Naturally, the cabin will come full of the latest tech goodies. Count on the latest infotainment system, equipped with goodies like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Wi-Fi hotspot and similar things. Also, an important thing to mention that the infotainment system is controlled by a click wheel on the center console. That is great for all those who don’t find touchscreens too convenient.
2022 Cadillac Lyriq Drivetrain
Interestingly, the details about the electric motors and battery are still a secret. While we are waiting for the details, we can make some predictions and the first thing that comes to mind is the range. We don’t know the capacity of the battery pack. Still, we presume that the company will aim for something like 300 miles on a single charge. That would make it quite competitive in the segment.
The exact setup of electric motors and specs are also unknown at this point. Still, we presume that the new 2022 Cadillac Lyriq will most likely come in a dual-motor setup, with one electric motor for each axle. The numbers are still a mystery, but we presume the company will aim a 0-60 time in about 4-4.5 seconds.
2022 Cadillac Lyriq Release Date and Price
The 2022 Cadillac Lyriq will hit the market sometime in 2021, though a more precise date is still a mystery. When it comes to the price, some sources suggest that base models will go around 75.000 dollars.