General Motors has unveiled its long-awaited Cadillac electric vehicle that will offer a similar range to Tesla, although potential buyers will need to be patient.
And a new Cadillac electric car called Lyric (Lyriq) For the first time nearly four months after the planned date, with GM postponing disclosure due to the Corona virus.
But this time lag pales in comparison to the two years it will take for the car to become available for sale.
Cadillac plans to distinguish its electric models from internal combustion engines by giving them names ending with the letters “iq” to indicate that they offer a different type of car to the market, working in coordination with humans, nature and machine.
GM’s plan to bring Lyriq to market in late 2022 could be somewhat disappointing to investors who have heard CEO Mary Barra’s announcement about the electric vehicle and were excited about its prospects.
Cadillac plans to provide more than 300 miles of range for its first all-electric vehicle, which would put it ahead of Audi e-tron and I-Pace from Jaguar, but not for Tesla (Model Y) and (Model X) cars. , Which is proud of this range.
The Lyriq is supposed to be launched after the release of the Bolt from Chevrolet and the all-new Hummer from GMC planned for next year.
The CEO of General Motors has pledged to bring 20 electric cars to the market globally by 2023.
“Building on Lyriq, Cadillac will redefine American luxury over the next decade with a new range of transformative electric cars,” Steve Carlisle, president of General Motors North America, said in a statement.
The list of additional models and the Ultium battery system promoted by Parra in March prompted analysts to invite GM to consider separating electric vehicle operations, an idea that was floated internally in 2018.
Cadillac offers the Lyriq in several configurations, such as rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, as well as an enhanced version of the Super Cruise and the hands-free driver assistance system.
The hands-free driver assistance system will be usable on more than 200,000 miles of highways and offer automatic lane-changing, and Lyriq will also be able to stop itself.
The car features a 33-inch touch screen that extends across the cockpit and has twice the resolution of a 4K TV, similar to what Cadillac will offer in the new Escalade SUV that will go on sale later this year.
And other luxury brands struggled to generate large electric SUV sales.
Volkswagen-owned Audi supplied fewer than 17,000 e-trons in the first half of this year, while Jaguar, a subsidiary of Tata Motors, supplied just over 5,400 I-Pace.