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Cadillac’s Lyriq EV explained in 5 key specs

Cadillac will start delivering its first Lyriq EVs this summer, marking the first offeirng as part of its plans to go full electric by 2030.

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Cadillac is officially entering the EV market with its Lyriq SUV. We first heard about this EV when Cadillac revealed it in April 2020 amidst the company’s plans to shift to fully electric by 2030.

Several publications have already taken the Lyriq for a test drive, but deliveries of the Debut Edition are expected in the summer and the RWD model is expected in the fall.

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Here are five key specs that you need to know about the Cadillac Lyriq...

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$62.9K

Competitively priced against other luxury EVs.

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The base model Cadillac Lyriq will start at $62,990, putting it firmly in the price range of other existing luxury EVs. Cadillac is entering a market that’s getting more crowded since the Lyriq will face competition from less expensive options like Mercedes-Benz’ EQB or BMW’s i4 sedan.

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312 miles

The range of the Cadillac Lyriq on a full charge.

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That range is pretty impressive for Cadillac’s first crack at an EV, rivaling some of Tesla’s long range models. According to Cadillac, it was able to achieve that long range capability through GM’s Ultium Platform that has an energy recovery system capable of capturing and repurposing waste energy.

10 mins

The Ioniq 6 will get 76 miles of range in 10 minutes of charging.

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With public fast charging stations, the Lyriq gets 76 miles of range in about 10 minutes. That makes longer distance drives more tolerable since you won’t be stuck at a rest stop for that long. You can also charge the Lyriq at home on a 19.2 kW charger; that method gives drivers a rate of 52 miles per hour of charging.

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340 HP

On the RWD model.

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The Lyriq looks like it’s all about the luxury, but it can also haul. Cadillac threw 340 horsepower into the Lyriq’s RWD model, while the AWD trim can hit up to 500 horsepower.

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33"

Cadillac fitted an extra-wide, 33-inch advanced LED display as the Lyriq’s dashboard.

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This XL display is practically like having a smart TV in your car. The display will serve as the central hub for all of Lyriq’s features like driver assistance technology, built-in Google compatibility, and connecting any devices.

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