Luxury e-SUV starting at around 63,000 dollars

Luxury e-SUV starting at around 63,000 dollars

The Lyriq is based on the GM Group's new electric platform, which was first called BEV3 and is now called Ultium.

The new platform allows battery modules with a capacity of 50 to 200 kWh to be installed. Thanks to the Ultium batteries, the company can build the battery packs flexibly depending on the body shape. For example, vehicles with high ground clearance have a vertical arrangement on the vehicle floor, while lower models have the batteries arranged horizontally. The maximum range of the Ultium vehicles is over 400 miles (equivalent to 644 kilometres), and the 400-volt batteries are charged via 200 kW fast charging.

100 kWh battery for up to 502 kilometres
Cadillac equips the series version of the Lyriq with twelve battery modules, which together have a capacity of 100.4 kilowatt-hours. This should guarantee a range of 312 miles (equivalent to 502 kilometres). Charging takes place via a CSS fast-charge port (based on the American Combo 1 design), which is located on the left side of the vehicle directly behind the wheel arch. The Lyriq can be charged with a maximum of 190 kilowatts at correspondingly powerful fast-charging stations. In the garage at home, this can be done with up to 19.2 kilowatts.

For the electric motor, which acts on the rear axle, the GM brand specifies output of 340 hp and a maximum torque of 440 Newton metres. The announced all-wheel-drive version will have another electric motor on the front axle, which will raise the system output to around 500 hp. This version will then also have a maximum towing capacity of almost 1.6 tonnes. The intensity with which the Cadillac Lyriq recuperates can be set by the driver.

Prices for the Cadillac Lyriq now officially start at 62,990 dollars (equivalent to around 60,500 euros) for the rear-wheel-drive variant. Initially, Cadillac had envisaged prices of just under 60,000 dollars.

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