Cadillac EV SUVs: The Facts You Need to Know

September 15th, 2021 by
The new Cadillac EV SUVs will revolutionize the EV market. Here’s a first look at the Cadillac Lyriq and Cadillac Celestiq.

Cadillac has announced its latest electric vehicles packed with luxury. The Cadillac Lyriq and the Cadillac Celestiq are both SUVs. These new Cadillac EV SUVs are about to revolutionize the EV market.

Would you like a sneak peek?

Let’s see what features these cars offer so you can compare them to other vehicles in their class. Here’s a first look at the Cadillac Lyriq and Cadillac Celestiq.

Cadillac Electric Vehicles

The new Cadillac EV SUVs have notable differences from one another. But they are very similar when compared with competing SUVs. They share the same interior design, charging system, and ride and handling characteristics.

The game-changer is that GM has budgeted $27 billion to release 30 EVs by the end of 2025. They also plan to pull all combustion-engine cars from the market by 2035. It all starts now, with the Cadillac Lyriq and Cadillac Celestiq.

Cadillac Lyriq

One of Cadillac’s electric vehicles is the Cadillac Lyriq, starting at $59,990. It has a 109-inch wheelbase and is about four inches in length. This is Cadillac’s first electric car.

The Cadillac Lyriq will deliver 340 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. This allows it to get up to 60 miles per hour in under 5 seconds. The expected range is over 300 miles on one full charge.

The initial release will be rear-drive only, with an all-wheel-drive following.

There are lights on the car to show people when they approach. The Lyriq’s body comes in two colors at launch. The choices are Steel Metallic and Black Metallic.

The dashboard is a 33″ curved LED screen, capable of displaying a billion colors. The sound will rock you with a 19-speaker AKG audio system.

Plus, the SUV offers GM’s Super Cruise. This is GM’s semi-autonomous driving technology. This new tech delivers hands-free operations under certain conditions.

It also includes automated lane change capability. GM suggests the number of features will increase in the near future.

Battery System

GM’s new Tennessee plant will be a part of the Cadillac Lyriq build. They will use the Hummer EV pickup’s BEV3 architecture and Ultium battery system. The difference is that the Cadillac Lyriq will only use a 12-module, 100-kWh pack instead of the 24-module.

The first-release model will use a standard 19.2-kW Level 2 charging module for their owners’ homes. That will give the crossover up to 52 miles of range per hour of charging. This is double what typical home chargers deliver today.

The Cadillac Lyriq can get up to 76 miles in 10 minutes with fast charging.

One Pedal Driving

The Cadillac Lyriq has one-pedal driving. It also uses GM’s Regen on Demand regenerative braking technology. When easing off of the accelerator, the electric motors’ rotational resistance slows the vehicle to a stop. This process also charges the batteries.

The brakes are only needed for rapid deceleration. There is also a paddle on the steering wheel that will bring the car to a complete stop.

Cadillac Celestiq

The next in Cadillac SUVs is the Cadillac Celestiq. The pricing is expected to start above $200,000. The EV SUV will have at least two motors.

It is a four-door sedan that will take over as the new flagship vehicle. It also has two rows of seating instead of one, which may be an advantage for families with small children.

Those in the back will sit under a transparent, four-quadrant glass roof.

Upfront, a large dashboard screen stretches the width of the cabin. It will feature all-wheel drive, a hatchback cargo opening, and four-wheel steering. It has a 114-inch wheelbase and about four inches when compared to its competitors.

Battery System

Information on the powertrain and battery system is not available. But most people expect that the long body provides a lot of underfloor battery storage. GM suggests that the Cadillac Celestiq will be able to fast-charge at 800 volts and provide at least 300 miles of range per charge.

In the worst-case scenario, the Cadillac Celestiq has the same stats as the Cadillac Lyriq. But some speculate it could be like the Tesla Model S performance that delivers 402 miles.

Cabin Comfort

The Cadillac Celestiq’s cabin will be all luxury. Instead of a wide 33″ display, the digital display dashboard runs the width of the cabin. It is also a touch screen to control everything in the car from maps to music.

The SUV also sports four luxurious bucket seats in high-grade material. Each passenger will be in their own little world of comfort.

Overhead, the four-quadrant glass roof is adjustable. Each passenger will have full control of their own roof section. The roof is adjustable from transparent to opaque and anywhere in between.

Backend storage will also offer plenty of cargo space.

The large backseat displays are all touch screens. Passengers will have access to movies, the internet, and the SUV’s stereo.

Driver-Assistance

This EV SUV will also feature GM’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving technology. This will likely include:

  •  Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  •  Standard lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist
  •  Standard adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous driving mode

Cadillac EV SUVs Coming Soon

The Cadillac Lyriq is the perfect SUV for someone who wants to drive an electric vehicle. It’s one of Cadillac’s first electric vehicles and it will do 60 miles per hour in under 5 seconds. The expected range is over 300 miles on a single full charge.

The Cadillac Celestiq is the flagship luxury SUV. The digital display dashboard runs the width of the SUV. Above the luxury seats, passengers can turn their roof from translucent to transparent.

No matter which luxury vehicle you want, Huber Cadillac in Omaha can help. Give us a call at (402) 238-1729 and get the latest information on these great Cadillac EV SUVs.

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