For all of our praise regarding Cadillac’s first go at an all-electric vehicle, the Lyriq SUV, one chief complaint centers around its lack of customization avenues. The striking electric SUV debuted with only four colors, two wheel choices, and few options. That’s fixed this year as a new website shows off the 2024 Cadillac Lyriq, which introduces new trim levels, new wheel and paint options, and more features, now with a more sporty bent. All this right in time for the Lyriq’s new qualification for government tax credits.
Mechanically, the Lyriq goes unchanged, though it suffers a minor reduction in GM’s estimated range for the rear-wheel and all-wheel drive models. The rear-wheel drive Lyriq drops from an EPA-estimated 312 miles from the EPA to now register 308 GM-estimated miles of range; the all-wheel drive model gets a GM-estimated 307 miles of range now. Beyond that, power remains the same year-over-year, with the rear-wheel drive offering 340 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque, and the all-wheel drive with 500 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque.
Also new are the Tech, Luxury, and Sport trims introduced for the 2024 model year. The new Tech trim is the lowest rung, but still includes the Cadillac Smart System suite of safety and driver-assistance features, adaptive cruise control, built-in Google infotainment functionality, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connection, 33-inch curved dashboard screen, fixed glass roof, and reclining second-row seating. While the Tech does still get the light-up black shield grille, has the least flourish compared to the other two trims.
The luxury model builds on Tech with illuminated door handles, cornering lights on the nose with choreographed lighting, rear spoiler LED light bar, Rainsense wipers, a PaperWood interior decor with 26-color interior lighting, and standard heated wheel and front seats, with optional ventilated front seats and heated rear seats. Other options on the Luxury trim include an improved at-home charging rate bumping up from the Tech’s 11.5 kW to 19.2 kW, new 22-inch wheels, available black painted roof, available Super Cruise, dark ash wood decor, a Nappa leather package, and improved noise-cancellation.
The Sport adds cornering lights to the nose, along with an optional second design for the light-up shield grille. The Sport trim also gets darker trim surrounding the exterior, unique 20-inch 12-spoke wheels, and an instrument panel pull-out drawer, along with everything included in Luxury. The Sport’s optional equipment also includes available 22-inch wheels with a After Midnight finish.
Across the board, there are more colors available on each trim, now including a full lineup of Argent silver metallic, Opulent blue metallic, Crystal white tricoat, Stellar black metallic, Radiant red, Celestial metallic, Nimbus metallic, and the interesting Emerald Lake metallic green-teal. We have to say, it looks good in red.
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