Cadillac is embracing their electric future as the company has released a new teaser video of the Lyriq “show car.”
Designed to preview an upcoming production model, the thinly veiled concept will be unveiled on August 6th at 7 p.m. ET.
Cadillac is keeping details under wraps, but said the Lyriq “marks the beginning of a new chapter for the brand – one that is all-electric and redefines the boundaries and limits of mobility and connectivity.”
While that isn’t much to go on, the crossover was originally teased at the 2019 North American International Auto Show and it appears to remain pretty faithful to those original sketches. As you can see, the Lyriq has a fully enclosed grille which is illuminated and flanked by triangular air intakes that appear to be blocked off.
Moving further back, we can see a short hood and a flowing roofline. There’s also streamlined bodywork and what could be a charging port hidden behind the front fender.
While most of the interior pictures show the 2021 Escalade, there is one of the Lyriq. It shows a door panel featuring illuminated wood trim as well as a bespoke power seat controller.
The concept appears to be the same one that was shown at GM’s EV Day earlier this year and a previous report suggested it was “about 85% true to the production vehicle.” The same report said the crossover had 23-inch wheels and a four-seat interior with a 34-inch display. The former two items will likely be dropped for production, but the 34-inch display should remain.
The Lyric is set to arrive in 2022 and is said to be roughly the same size as the current XT5. It will ride on GM’s new electric vehicle architecture and use Ultium batteries. The company has previously said the batteries will have capacities ranging from 50 to 200 kWh and offer ranges of up to 400 miles (644 km) or greater.