Cadillac’s simply starting to ramp Lyriq manufacturing, however the automaker is already trying towards what’s subsequent.
On Wednesday Cadillac World Vice President Ron Harvey mentioned three new EVs will debut in 2023, throughout a media briefing.
All three of those EVs will go into manufacturing in 2024, in response to Harvey.
The precise gross sales launches shall be staggered for some markets, although. Harvey famous that a few of these fashions shall be constructed and bought in a number of markets, which is able to result in manufacturing kicking off at completely different instances.
Whereas Harvey wouldn’t touch upon what automobile sorts the brand new EVs are, Cadillac laid out a roadmap for its electrical future in 2020. That map included the Lyriq, Celestiq flagship, an attainable crossover SUV just like the XT4, an Escalade-like EV, and a “globally sized” three-row SUV with an emphasis on house and cargo functionality.
In 2019 Cadillac dedicated to ditch the boring alphanumeric naming construction and provides fashions actual names once more. The Lyriq and Celestiq kicked off that transition. The automaker has trademarked Ascendiq, Optiq, Symboliq, Vistiq, Lumistiq, and Escalade IQL, pointing to potential names for the brand new EVs.
Begin of Cadillac Lyriq manufacturing at Normal Motors’ Spring Hill Manufacturing plant
On the Lyriq’s gradual ramp, Harvey mentioned manufacturing shall be rushing up. Solely 122 Lyriqs have been delivered in 2022.
As of the tip of this week, Harvey mentioned 1,000 Lyriqs may have shipped within the final 30 days as manufacturing continues to ramp.
The gradual ramp was purposeful, in response to Harvey, in an effort to catch bugs and different points. A software program bug did come up throughout early manufacturing, he mentioned.
With the present manufacturing pacing Cadillac plans to ship all of the Debut Version Lyriqs by the tip of the primary quarter, although Harvey would not disclose what number of Debut Version fashions the automaker will construct.
Sure 2023 Lyriq orders shall be pushed into the 2024 mannequin yr as a result of gradual ramp.
Harvey additionally reconfirmed that manufacturing of the Celestiq will kickoff in December.