The American car industry has just finished sniffing at electric cars. Now several of the manufacturers are investing properly.
In 2022 comes a number of news. One of those who will make an electric car for the first time is Cadillac. Their Lyriq was scheduled to launch towards the end of the year.
Now, however, the situation is different. The plan is to launch it in the spring – several months earlier than first thought.
This news is in stark contrast to most other electric car manufacturers, who instead experience strong delays.
Torn away in minutes
Lyriq has been well received. In mid-September, it was opened to reserve the Lyriq Debut Edition, an introductory model, in limited edition. In just a few minutes it was “sold out”.
Exactly how many reservations are in question is not known. But several websites believe the number is in excess of 1,500 cars.
General Motors, which owns Cadillac, confirms that interest has been high. Over 200,000 customers are said to have said that they want to be kept up to date on developments around Lyriq.
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Official information about the car is still limited. But there is talk of both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive.
The range is also not confirmed. US websites write that it will be well over 600 kilometers with the largest battery pack. In that case, it is among the better in its segment.
It is also rumored to accelerate to 100 km / h low in the 3rd century. But neither is this confirmed.
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The Lyriq is 499 centimeters long – and the concept car has four individual seats, and lots of screens, both in front and in the second row of seats. However, the production model will have regular rear seats.
In the Cadillac SUV Escalade, the infotainment system can be controlled by a click wheel on the center console. This will probably continue on Lyriq. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a Wi-Fi hotspot are expected to be standard features when Lyriq rolls into Cadillac stores.
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What is the problem here? Basically, there is no official Norwegian importer of Cadillac in Norway. This makes it a bit of a chore to get the car here – and you do not have a follow-up system when needed.
In addition, there are other charging systems on some American electric cars.
But there are more who bring in American models on their own – and this is exactly the car we guess many will want. Thus, it is not at all unlikely that Lyriq will appear here at home, if not for too long.
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