Cadillac\u2019s introduction of its electric portfolio begins today with the debut of the LYRIQ show car \u2014 a dynamic, modern and fully electric luxury crossover. The propulsion system and supporting technologies position Cadillac to be a leader in electrification, connectivity and automated driving, all delivered with thrilling performance and a new threshold in technology integration. \u201cLed by LYRIQ, Cadillac will redefine American luxury over the next decade with a new portfolio of transformative EVs,\u201d said Steve Carlisle, executive vice president and president, GM North America. \u201cWe will deliver experiences that engage the senses, anticipate desires and enable our customers to go on extraordinary journeys.\u201d Cadillac LYRIQ\u2019s new electric vehicle architecture opens up possibilities in vehicle spaciousness and design. Images display show car, not for sale. Some features shown may not be available on actual production model. The LYRIQ is based on GM\u2019s next-generation, modular electric vehicle platform and driven by the Ultium propulsion system, allowing Cadillac to deliver customers a variety of range and performance options. With range being one of the most significant factors when it comes to selecting an EV, we\u2019re designing LYRIQ to offer beyond 300 miles of range on a full charge, based on internal testing1. Performance and technology highlights include: Cadillac LYRIQ pairs next-generation battery technology with a bold design statement which introduces a new face, proportion and presence for the brand\u2019s new generation of EVs. Images display show car, not for sale. Some features shown may not be available on actual production model. Charging options that fit a variety of preferences for home, the workplace and on the road \u2014 including DC fast charging rates over 150 kilowatts and Level 2 charging rates up to 19 kW2Rear-wheel drive and performance all-wheel-drive configurationsLYRIQ will offer the enhanced version of Super Cruise3, the industry\u2019s first truly hands-free driver assistance feature, available on more than 200,000 miles of enabled roads and recently updated to include lane change on demandNew technologies such as dual-plane augmented reality-enhanced head-up display and remote self-parkingThe brand\u2019s most seamless and adaptive technology interaction with the driver and passengers, including the latest Cadillac user experience, which is showcased in a 33-inch-diagonal advanced LED screen the spans the entire viewing area of the driver \u201cLYRIQ was conceived to make every journey exhilarating and leverages more than a century of innovation to drive the brand into a new era while rewarding passengers with a more personal, connected and immersive experience,\u201d said Jamie Brewer, Cadillac LYRIQ chief engineer. \u201cTo do this, we developed an architecture specifically for EVs. It is not only an exceptional EV but first and foremost, a Cadillac.\u201d Cadillac LYRIQ pairs next-generation battery technology with a bold design statement which introduces a new face, proportion and presence for the brand\u2019s new generation of EVs. Images display show car, not for sale. Some features shown may not be available on actual production model. Liberating Performance Some luxury EVs today feature adapted traditional internal combustion engine architecture, that is not the case with LYRIQ. Cadillac\u2019s all-new, modular EV platform on which the LYRIQ based is the foundation for its liberating performance. With a dedicated EV architecture, its design eliminates significant physical constraints associated with adapting electric propulsion within a conventional vehicle architecture, for an optimized design that supports more excellent driving range, engaging driving experience and a new interpretation of passenger space. Within the LYRIQ, the Ultium battery system is a structural element of the architecture, integrated into ways that contribute to ride and handling, as well as safety. The lower centre of gravity and near 50\/50 weight distribution enabled by the placement of the battery pack results in a vehicle that\u2019s sporty, responsive and allows for spirited driving. Additionally, the LYRIQ is driven primarily by the rear wheels, with a performance all-wheel-drive option available. The placement of the drive motor at the rear of the vehicle contributes an even greater feeling of balance and agility \u2014 attributes that affirm Cadillac\u2019s longstanding commitment to satisfying performance. It also enables the system to channel more torque to the pavement without wheelspin for exhilarating acceleration and more excellent cornering capability. Vehicles equipped with performance all-wheel drive go a step further, with a second drive unit placed at the front of the car, which allows for a significant amount of tuning flexibility, enhancing vehicle dynamics and performance for drivers. All-New Ultium Battery System The Cadillac LYRIQ is powered by GM\u2019s new Ultium battery system, which offers approximately 100 kilowatt-hours of energy to deliver stirring performance. Ultium\u2019s state-of-the-art NCMA (nickel-cobalt-manganese-aluminium) chemistry uses aluminium in the cathode to help reduce the need for rare-earth materials such as cobalt. GM engineers reduced the cobalt content by more than 70 per cent, compared to current GM batteries. The advanced battery chemistry is packed in large, flat pouch cells that enable smart module construction to reduce complexity and simplify cooling needs. Additionally, the battery electronics are incorporated directly into the modules, eliminating nearly 90 per cent of the battery pack wiring, compared to GM\u2019s current electric vehicles. When it comes to charging, LYRIQ offers quick and convenient charging options, whether at home or on the go. With DC fast charging, the LYRIQ can charge at rates over 150 kW. Cadillac LYRIQ\u2019s new electric vehicle architecture opens up possibilities in vehicle spaciousness and design. Images display show car, not for sale. Some features shown may not be available on actual production model. Artfully Integrated Technology Envisioned to make interaction with its technologies more intuitive and rewarding, the LYRIQ\u2019s partnership with the driver and passengers is simultaneously energizing and artful. Upon approach, the LYRIQ recognizes the driver and initiates a \u201cgreeting\u201d with a choreographed lighting sequence, while also preparing the cabin for the journey, including seat, mirror and climate system adjustments. Once inside, the LYRIQ offers Cadillac\u2019s highest level of driver information, infotainment and connectivity integration, for a more seamless and rewarding experience. A 33-inch-diagonal advanced LED display artfully integrates a single, large screen that spans the viewing area for the driver and incorporates driver information details, infotainment controls and camera views. This new display has the highest pixel density available in the automotive industry today. It can display over one billion colours, 64 times more than any other vehicle in the automotive industry, providing a stunning in-vehicle experience unlike anything seen before from Cadillac. Cadillac LYRIQ\u2019s new electric vehicle architecture opens up possibilities in vehicle spaciousness and design. Images display show car, not for sale. Some features shown may not be available on actual production model. New technology and interactive highlights include: Battery and charging monitoring conveyed by smooth, at-a-glance graphics. The system identifies the vehicle\u2019s energy needs at home and on the go, according to owner preferences, while also monitoring and forecasting energy consumption and providing charging suggestions.New dual-plane augmented reality-enhanced head-up display employs two planes: a near plane indicating speed, direction and more, and a far plane displaying clear navigation signals and other important alerts.Super Cruise. LYRIQ will offer the enhanced version of the hands-free driver assistance feature, including lane change on demand.3Supervised remote parking that uses ultrasonic sensors to help the LYRIQ park itself in parallel or perpendicular parking spaces \u2014 whether the driver is inside or outside of the vehicle.4 Sense of Sound LYRIQ\u2019s technology also addresses sound in two important ways: Blocking unwanted sounds and making the most of the sounds passengers want to hear. For the first time, Cadillac will introduce a new road noise cancellation technology, which takes active noise cancellation to the next level by adding more microphones and accelerometers, which improve noise cancellation abilities. With this new system, Cadillac\u2019s performance and audio engineers can target the frequency range of tire cavity noise, reducing the noise level in the vehicle and allowing for a quieter in-cabin experience. The Cadillac LYRIQ builds on the brand\u2019s exclusive partnership with AKG. \u201cWith LYRIQ we wanted to deliver a sound experience that would transport the driver from a vehicle into a recording studio,\u201d said Hussein Khalil, Cadillac lead audio design release engineer. \u201cWith the AKG sound system, we can deliver this experience along with the quality and reliability of luxury customers expect.\u201d At launch, LYRIQ will offer a 19-speaker AKG Studio audio system that delivers exceptionally crisp and precise sound reproduction, enabling drivers and passengers to enjoy their favourite music. New Face of Cadillac Cadillac LYRIQ pairs next-generation battery technology with a bold design statement which introduces a new face, proportion and presence for the brand\u2019s new generation of EVs. Images display show car, not for sale. Some features shown may not be available on actual production model. Cadillac\u2019s first electric SUV makes a bold design statement that introduces a new face, proportion and presence for the brand\u2019s new generation of EVs. It\u2019s a forward-looking vision unconstrained by the needs of a traditional internal combustion engine and driveline. \u201cThe LYRIQ represents the next iteration of the iconic brand\u2019s styling, enabled by electrification, as only Cadillac can express,\u201d said Andrew Smith, executive director, Global Cadillac Design. \u201cInside and out, LYRIQ is a thoughtful integration of design and technology and is intended to make every drive an occasion.\u201d Defined by taut lines and clean surfaces, LYRIQ is assertive and modern, characterized with a low, fast roofline and wide stance that emphasize agility and convey confidence. Additional details such as a flow-through roof spoiler express the careful attention paid to aerodynamics to optimize efficiency on the highway. A distinctive \u201cblack crystal\u201d grille in the front is one of the LYRIQ\u2019s most unique and expressive design elements. It is also a dynamic feature, as it is part of a dramatic lighting choreography that \u2014 along with bold vertical, slim LED signature lighting \u2014 greets the owner upon approach. At the rear, a split taillamp design incorporates narrow LEDs that are also integrated into the lighting choreography. Inside, the LYRIQ\u2019s new electric vehicle architecture opens up possibilities in vehicle spaciousness and design; and Cadillac designers used this as an opportunity to rethink how to use the space and where to locate various interior elements. The result is a more airy, minimalistic design that does more to involve the driver and passengers in the driving experience while offering exceptional functionality when it comes to storage solutions. It is also brimming with subtle yet obsessive details such as backlit speaker grilles, curved screens with hidden storage and, like the exterior, orchestrated lighting features.