Cadillac Lyriq show car is unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2021

20 April 2021, 16:37:06

Cadillac Lyriq show car is unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2021Cadillac today unveiled the all-electric LYRIQ show car at Auto Shanghai 2021. It was the first time for the new face of Cadillac to meet the public since its debut last August. The Ultium modular EV platform on which the LYRIQ is based is the foundation for its liberating performance. With a dedicated EV architecture, its design eliminates significant physical constraints associated with adapting electric propulsion within a conventional vehicle architecture. The result is an optimized design that supports greater driving range, an engaging driving experience and a new interpretation of the passenger space. The LYRIQ features an industry-first wireless battery management system and patented thermal protection technology to offer a safe, powerful and reliable luxury EV experience.

The name LYRIQ was inspired by Cadillac's rich connection to the arts such as music and poetry. Its exterior styling is true to its intent to blend a sensory artform with intelligent technology, and underscores the brand’s bold aesthetic design philosophy. It features flowing, minimalistic, exquisite and visionary styling that perfectly combines sculptural refinement with rhythmic lines. It invites imagination and expectations about what the brand’s future models will be like in terms of craftsmanship and design.

The front of the LYRIQ show car is designed to blur the lines between lighting and the grille. Vertical, slim-line LED headlamps interplay with Cadillac's signature vertical lamps via the Illuminated Black Crystal grille, which not just follows the brand's classic elements but presents a charming and futuristic visual effect like never before. A full, two-tone glass roof stretches straight through to the roof spoiler, defining a low and fast profile while enabling outstanding aerodynamics.

The lower center of gravity and near 50/50 weight distribution between the front and rear axles was enabled by the placement of the battery pack. Large 23-inch wheels in a matte finish enhance the vehicle’s dynamics and visual impact when still. In order to highlight the purity and lightness of the LYRIQ's form, Cadillac's design team straddled the line between white and silver, and adopted an unusual 14-layer painting process. With the change of light angle, the body paint shows a strong sense of flow, reflecting Cadillac's distinctive luxurious style.

The seamless integration of art and technology is woven through every detail of the interior. Graceful and specific Cadillac knurling is etched on each component, and laser-etched patterns run throughout the metal-based wooden décor. There is detailing inside the vents as well, which emphasizes the idea of high design even in the smallest of areas.

A 33-inch-diagonal 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. This new display has the highest pixel density available in the automotive industry today and can display over one billion colors, providing a stunning in-vehicle experience unlike anything seen before from Cadillac.

The LYRIQ's new augmented reality-enhanced head-up display employs two planes – a near plane indicating speed, direction and more, and a far plane displaying transparent navigation signals and other important alerts. The vehicle's technology also addresses sound in two important ways: blocking unwanted sounds and making the most of the sounds passengers want to hear.

For the first time, Cadillac will introduce a new road noise cancellation technology, which takes active noise cancellation to the next level by introducing more microphones and accelerometers. With this new system, Cadillac’s performance and audio engineers can target the frequency range of tire cavity noise, reducing the noise level in the vehicle and allowing for a quieter in-cabin experience.

The LYRIQ will also come with the enhanced version of the Super Cruise hands-free driver assistance feature, including lane change on demand. The award-winning system can be used on nearly 300,000 kilometers of highways across China.

Related news

News related to Cadillac or LYRIQ

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ goes official with MSRP USD 130,000

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ has been just introduced as promised. The first-ever all-electric full-size SUV from Cadillac redefines the luxury SUV experience with a Cadillac-estimated 450 miles of range, available Super Cruise driver assistance technology, bidirectional charging capability, reimagined interior with a curved pillar-to-pillar 55-inch total diagonal LED display, enticing exterior, and zero tailpipe...

9 August 2023

Cadillac ESCALADE IQ teased, will be presented on August 9

Cadillac released a preview video of the all-new ESCALADE IQ ahead of its official reveal on Aug. 9. As the brand’s first-ever all-electric full-size SUV, ESCALADE IQ represents the reinvention of Cadillac’s most iconic nameplate.  The debut of ESCALADE IQ marks the next step in Cadillac's commitment to offering a fully electric portfolio by the end of the decade. The ESCALADE IQ will be produced at Factory ZERO...

21 June 2023

2023 GM EVs will arrive with five active safety features as standard

General Motors will include as standard five active safety features in all of its MY2023 EVs. This encompasses every new EV launching this year, including the family-oriented Chevrolet Blazer EV and Equinox EV. These include Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Alert, Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and IntelliBeam auto high-beam control. The Cadillac LYRIQ provides...

3 June 2023

GM teases the Cadillac Escalade IQ - the first all-electric Escalade

Cadillac Escalade IQ is the name of the first all-electric Escalade. This has been revealed today by GM with a promise for a full model reveal "later this year". This model will joint the LYRIQ and CELESTIQ as Cadillac continues to build its all-electric portfolio. The Escalade IQ will enjoy the same commitment to craftsmanship, technology and performance that have been a part of the Escalade brand for the past 20...

22 May 2023

2024 Cadillac LYRIQ will offer a more streamlined trims line, RWD and AWD, more colors

2024 Cadillac LYRIQ for the North America market has been unveiled. It will arrive with RWD and AWD systems. Up to now, the AWD variant was available in China only and was introduced there in December 2022. The power and torque for MY2024 remain the same. The AWD variant delivers a total system power of 365 kW / 500 hp and a total system torque of 610 Nm / 450 ft-lbs. The RWD variant delivers 255 kW / 340 hp of...

8 February 2023

Cadillac LYRIQ AWD introduced in China

Cadillac has introduced the LYRIQ All-Wheel Drive (AWD) variant in China. The all-electric luxury SUV is available with a sports design package and an additional drive unit that offers dynamic handling and a distinctive persona to match customers’ diverse preferences and lifestyles. The 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ AWD complements the well-equipped Rear-Wheel Drive Luxury and Prestige variants in the LYRIQ lineup. Its sports...

1 December 2022

General Motors steps up the roll out of EVs in China

General Motors today shared its progress toward its global vision of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion at GM China Tech Day 2022 in Shanghai. It announced the plan to roll out more than 15 Ultium-based models in China by 2025, and reinforced its commitment to making electric vehicles more connected and intelligent. Its portfolio ranges from the Cruise Origin AV and BrightDrop commercial vehicles, to...

23 November 2022

The Durant Guild announces the Cadillac CELESTIQ in China

The Durant Guild today hosted the China debut of the Cadillac CELESTIQ at the China International Import Expo 2022 (CIIE) in Shanghai. The ultra-luxury sedan has been announced to become the first member of the curated iconic portfolio of The Durant Guild. The Durant Guild was launched in September as a dedicated digital community to meet the needs of local consumers for a more diverse range of vehicles to suit...

7 November 2022

2024 Cadillac Celestiq goes official with 300 miles of range and a price of USD 300K+

2024 Cadillac Celestiq has just been unveiled as the "ultimate manifestation of ultra-luxury redefined through the spirit of futurism and the avant-garde." Cadillac says the Celestiq is the most technologically advanced and luxurious model in its history. With the expected offering of Ultra-Cruise, the next evolution of Cadillac hands-free driver assistance technology, to the Smart Glass roof with fixed glass that...

18 October 2022

First pre-production Cadillac LYRIQ rolls off the assembly line in China

Cadillac reached another electric vehicle milestone today in China with the start of pre-production of the LYRIQ at SAIC-GM's Cadillac plant in Shanghai. The first all-electric vehicle from GM's luxury brand has now entered its final stage of development in China before mass production and deliveries to customers. This stage includes optimizing the manufacturing process, conducting reliability tests and carrying out...

7 May 2022

GM and Glencore enter multi-year cobalt supply agreement

Glencore and General Motors announced today a multi-year sourcing agreement in which Glencore will supply GM with cobalt from its Murrin Murrin operation in Australia. Cobalt is an important metal in the production of EV batteries, and the cobalt processed from Australia will be used in GM’s Ultium battery cathodes, which will power electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Silverado EV, GMC HUMMER EV, and Cadillac...

13 April 2022

The 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ launches at Spring Hill, Tennessee Assembly Plant

Today, General Motors marks another major milestone in its commitment to an all-electric future as Cadillac formally celebrates the beginning of retail production of the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ at GM’s Spring Hill, Tennessee, assembly plant. GM President Mark Reuss, Cadillac Vice President Rory Harvey, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, UAW representatives, plant employees and other officials joined together today to celebrate...

22 March 2022

GM and POSCO Chemical will build a plant for cathode active material in Canada for GM's Ultium batteries

General Motors and POSCO Chemical announced that they are working with the governments of Canada and Quebec to build a new facility in Bécancour, Quebec, estimated at $400 million (C$500 million). The new facility will produce cathode active material (CAM) for GM's Ultium batteries, which will power electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Silverado EV, GMC HUMMER EV, and Cadillac LYRIQ. The companies previously...

7 March 2022

Cadillac Introduces InnerSpace Autonomous Concept at CES 2022

Today, Cadillac expanded its vision of personal autonomous future mobility with the InnerSpace concept - a dramatic, two-passenger electric and autonomous luxury vehicle. Leveraging cutting-edge technologies designed to enhance the passenger experience along with the increased personal time enabled by fully autonomous mobility, InnerSpace grows the Cadillac Halo Concept Portfolio of vehicles envisioned to not only...

5 January 2022

EV Specifications

Complete specifications of EVs, grouped according to their brand and year

AudiBMWBytonCadillacChevroletDaciae.GOFIATFiskerFordGenesisGMCHondaHyundaiJaguarKIALexusLucidMazdaMercedes-BenzMGMININIONissanOpelPeugeotPolestarPorscheRenaultRivianSEATŠKODAsmartSubaruTeslaToyotaVolkswagenVolvoXiaomi

Featured

Specifications of some of the most interesting and anticipated EVs.

2024 Porsche Macan

2024 Porsche Macan 4

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 188.3 in / 4784 mm
Width: 76.3 in / 1938 mm
Height: 63.9 in / 1622 mm
Curb weight: 5302.12 lb / 2405 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 100 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2024 Porsche Macan

2024 Porsche Macan Turbo

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 188.3 in / 4784 mm
Width: 76.3 in / 1938 mm
Height: 63.8 in / 1621 mm
Curb weight: 5302.12 lb / 2405 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 100 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2024 Xiaomi SU7

2024 Xiaomi SU7 RWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 196.7 in / 4997 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1963 mm
Height: 57.3 in / 1455 mm
Curb weight: 4365.15 lb / 1980 kg
Electric motor: 220 kW, 400 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 73.6 kWh

2024 Xiaomi SU7

2024 Xiaomi SU7 AWD

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 196.7 in / 4997 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1963 mm
Height: 56.7 in / 1440 mm
Curb weight: 4861.19 lb / 2205 kg
Electric motor #1: 275 kW, 500 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 220 kW, 400 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 101 kWh, Voltage: 871 V

2024 Volkswagen ID.7

2024 Volkswagen ID.7 Pro

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 195.3 in / 4961 mm
Height: 60.5 in / 1536 mm
Curb weight: 4788.44 lb / 2172 kg
Electric motor: 210 kW, 550 Nm, Location: Rear
Battery: 77 kWh

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ Luxury 2

Doors: 5, Seats: 7
Length: 224.3 in / 5697 mm
Height: 76.1 in / 1934 mm
Electric motor: 505 kW, 1064 Nm, Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 200 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ Sport 2

Doors: 5, Seats: 7
Length: 224.3 in / 5697 mm
Height: 76.1 in / 1934 mm
Electric motor: 505 kW, 1064 Nm, Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 200 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ Luxury 1

Doors: 5, Seats: 7
Length: 224.3 in / 5697 mm
Height: 76.1 in / 1934 mm
Electric motor: 505 kW, 1064 Nm, Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 200 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ Sport 1

Doors: 5, Seats: 7
Length: 224.3 in / 5697 mm
Height: 76.1 in / 1934 mm
Electric motor: 505 kW, 1064 Nm, Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 200 kWh, Voltage: 800 V

2025 Volvo EX30

2025 Volvo EX30 Twin Motor Performance (EK)

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 166.7 in / 4233 mm
Width: 76.4 in / 1940 mm
Height: 61.0 in / 1549 mm
Curb weight: 4034.46 lb / 1830 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 69 kWh

2023 BMW i7

2023 BMW i7 xDrive60

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 212.2 in / 5391 mm
Width: 76.8 in / 1950 mm
Height: 60.8 in / 1544 mm
Curb weight: 5820.2 lb / 2640 kg
Electric motor #1: 190 kW, 365 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 230 kW, 380 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 105.7 kWh, Voltage: 376.4 V

2024 BMW iX

2024 BMW iX M60

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 195.0 in / 4953 mm
Width: 77.4 in / 1967 mm
Height: 66.8 in / 1696 mm
Curb weight: 5862.09 lb / 2659 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 111.5 kWh, Voltage: 330.3 V

2024 BMW iX

2024 BMW iX xDrive50

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 195.0 in / 4953 mm
Width: 77.4 in / 1967 mm
Height: 66.8 in / 1696 mm
Curb weight: 5698.95 lb / 2585 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 111.5 kWh, Voltage: 330.3 V

2024 BMW i4

2024 BMW i4 xDrive40

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 188.3 in / 4783 mm
Width: 72.9 in / 1852 mm
Height: 57.0 in / 1448 mm
Curb weight: 5048.59 lb / 2290 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 83.9 kWh, Voltage: 398.5 V

2023 BMW i4

2023 BMW i4 M50

Doors: 4, Seats: 5
Length: 188.3 in / 4783 mm
Width: 72.9 in / 1852 mm
Height: 57.0 in / 1448 mm
Curb weight: 5048.59 lb / 2290 kg
Electric motor #1: 230 kW @ 8000 - 17000 rpm, 365 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 190 kW @ 8000 - 17000 rpm, 430 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 83.9 kWh, Voltage: 398.5 V

2023 BMW iX

2023 BMW iX M60

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 195.0 in / 4953 mm
Width: 77.4 in / 1967 mm
Height: 66.8 in / 1696 mm
Curb weight: 5862.09 lb / 2659 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 111.5 kWh, Voltage: 330.3 V

2023 BMW iX

2023 BMW iX xDrive50

Doors: 5, Seats: 5
Length: 195.0 in / 4953 mm
Width: 77.4 in / 1967 mm
Height: 66.8 in / 1696 mm
Curb weight: 5698.95 lb / 2585 kg
Location: Rear
Location: Front
Battery: 111.5 kWh, Voltage: 330.3 V

2024 Volvo EX90

2024 Volvo EX90 Twin Performance (E2)

Doors: 5, Seats: 7
Length: 198.3 in / 5037 mm
Width: 77.3 in / 1964 mm
Height: 68.7 in / 1744 mm
Curb weight: 6197.19 lb / 2811 kg
Electric motor #1: 190 kW, 490 Nm, Location: Rear
Electric motor #2: 180 kW, 420 Nm, Location: Front
Battery: 111 kWh, Voltage: 400 V