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Cadillac introduces the Lyriq show car, the brand's first all-electric vehicle, leading a new era in the electric future.

11 Aug 2020 | International News : U.S.A

Cadillac's introduction of its electric portfolio begins with the debut of the Lyriq show car - a dynamic, modern and fully electric luxury crossover.

The propulsion system and supporting technologies position Cadillac to be a leader in electrification, connectivity and automated driving, all delivered with thrilling performance and a new threshold in technology integration.

Additional details such as a flow-through roof spoiler express the careful attention paid to aerodynamics to optimise efficiency on the highway
Cadillac's first electric SUV makes a bold design statement that introduces a new face, proportion and presence for the brand's new generation of Electric Vehicles (EV). It is a forward-looking vision unconstrained by the needs of a traditional internal combustion engine and driveline.

Defined by taut lines and clean surfaces, Lyriq is assertive and modern, characterised with a low, fast roofline and wide stance that emphasise agility and convey confidence. A distinctive 'black crystal' grille in the front is one of the Lyriq's most unique and expressive design elements.

The Lyriq is based on General Motor's (GM) next generation, modular electric vehicle platform and driven by the Ultium propulsion system, allowing Cadillac to deliver customers a variety of range and performance options. With range being one of the biggest factors when it comes to selecting an EV, the Lyriq is designed to offer beyond 483km of range on a full charge, based on internal testing. Within the Lyriq, the Ultium battery system is a structural element of the architecture, integrated in ways that contribute to ride and handling, as well as safety. Additionally, the Lyriq is driven primarily by the rear wheels, with a performance all-wheel drive option available.

The 'black crystal' grille is also a dynamic feature, as it is part of a dramatic lighting choreography that greets the owner upon approach
The Cadillac Lyriq is powered by GM's new Ultium battery system, which offers approximately 100kWh of energy to deliver stirring performance. When it comes to charging, Lyriq offers quick and convenient charging options whether at home or on the go. With DC fast charging, the Lyriq can charge at rates over 150kW. 

Inside, the Lyriq's new electric vehicle architecture opens up possibilities in vehicle spaciousness and design. Cadillac designers used this as an opportunity to rethink how to use the space and where to locate various interior elements.

The result is a more airy, minimalistic design that does more to involve the driver and passengers in the driving experience while offering exceptional functionality when it comes to storage solutions. Envisioned to make interaction with its technologies more intuitive and rewarding, the Lyriq's partnership with the driver and passengers is simultaneously energising and artful. Upon approach, the Lyriq recognises the driver and initiates a 'greeting' with a choreographed lighting sequence, while also preparing the cabin for the journey, including seat, mirror and climate system adjustments.

The new 33-inch LED display has the highest pixel density available in the automotive industry and can display over one billion colours
Once inside, the Lyriq offers Cadillac's highest level of driver information, infotainment and connectivity integration, for a more seamless and rewarding experience.

A 33-inch advanced LED display artfully integrates a single, large screen that spans the viewing area for the driver and incorporates driver information details, infotainment controls and camera views.

Battery and charging monitoring is conveyed by easy, at-a-glance graphics as the system identifies the vehicle's energy needs at home and on the go, according to owner preferences, while also monitoring and forecasting energy consumption and providing charging suggestions. Whether the driver is inside or outside of the vehicle, the Lyriq is able to park itself with the help of ultrasonic sensors.

The Lyriq also offers the enhanced version of the latest version of Super Cruise, the industry's first truly hands-free driver assistance feature, available on more than 322,000km of compatible highways and recently enhanced to include automated lane change.

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