Cadillac has began highway testing of pre-production prototypes of the upcoming all-electric Lyriq mannequin that’s scheduled to enter manufacturing within the first quarter of 2022.

Mahmoud Samara (Cadillac’s Vice President, North America Gross sales, Service & Advertising and marketing) has shared a picture of a camouflaged prototype at Basic Motors’ testing amenities in Michigan.

The presence of camouflage is a transparent signal that the ultimate product will look totally different than the model unveiled a yr in the past, which is definitely optimistic information (at the very least a few of us want to see a number of adjustments to the very particular design).

Anyway, about 12-months forward of manufacturing, the Ultium-based all-new and first all-electric luxurious crossover/SUV from Cadillac is taking over its remaining form.

“Now with prototypes on the bottom, our unbelievable engineering staff is difficult at work wonderful tuning LYRIQ to finally ship a really extraordinary SUV. One which vegetation the cornerstone for Cadillac’s all-electric future.

LYRIQ is setting the usual for the way forward for Cadillac and I can’t wait to share much more thrilling information quickly.”

The manufacturing of the automotive will happen at GM’s Spring Hill plant in Tennessee.

The specs of the Cadillac Lyriq will not be but confirmed, however we are able to assume that it will likely be fairly sturdy. The preliminary numbers are already much like the Ford Mustang Mach-E (vary of 300+ miles, battery capability of round 100 kWh and peak charging energy of as much as about 150 kW).

Cadillac Lyriq specs (preliminary):

  • past 300 miles (483 km) of vary, “primarily based on inner testing”
  • 100 kWh Ultium battery
    Ultium Cells (GM-LG Chem) batteries, NCMA (nickel-cobalt-manganese-aluminum) chemistry, flat pouch cells
  • rear-wheel drive (commonplace)
    all-wheel drive (efficiency possibility)
  • AC charging as much as 19 kW
  • DC quick charging as much as 150 kW