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Cadillac Officially Unveils the Lyriq

The all-electric Cadillac Lyriq has gotten its big (online) premiere.

We've been telling you about it for weeks, even months, but now the teasing is over: Cadillac has officially presented its first all-electric vehicle, the Lyriq SUV. You'll have to be patient before you can test drive it, however, as it won't be on the market until late 2022.

The presentation revealed, for starters, that both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions will be offered. The Lyriq will be powered by GM's new Ultium modular battery technology, which will allow it to offer a range of over 500 km. Better yet, the positioning of this battery will give the vehicle a very low centre of gravity, specifically 3.9 inches closer to the ground than the similarly-sized Cadillac XT5.

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In terms of styling, the Lyriq offers a futuristic look. It features vertical headlights, as well as a set of lighting elements in the grille, including a logo that comes to life when the car is started. Other such signatures mark the presentation at the rear, and the lights pick up on a well-known theme with a vertical layout. Inside, the interior also plays with lighting, especially on the steering wheel. There’s also wood trim on the door panels, which are further decorated with aluminum and also carry a luminous signature.

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