Cadillac Lyriq Electric Vehicle Sells Out in 4 Hours

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Cadillac opened orders for its first electric vehicle, the 2023 Lyriq SUV, on May 19 at 9 am. It closed them four hours later.

Cadillac’s website for ordering the vehicle now reads, “2023 LYRIQ orders are full. Pre-order yours today.”

A Cadillac spokesperson declined to say how many orders the brand received for the car. But in March, the company reported that more than 225,000 shoppers had signed up to receive notice of when orders would begin.

Those who click the “pre-order” button, Cadillac says, will be placed on a waitlist. “Waitlist members may have the chance to order a 2023 Lyriq based on availability or will have the first opportunity to pre-order the 2024 Lyriq.”

Cadillac claims that 70% of Lyriq buyers are buying their first Cadillac.

About the Lyriq

The Lyriq is a midsize SUV with sharp, angular exterior styling and a minimalist interior characterized by glossy piano black surfaces and a huge, curved display screen. It’s available in a rear-wheel-drive setup with 325 horsepower or an all-wheel-drive setup making 500 horsepower.

Prices start at $62,990 (for all but a few buyers who reserved an early launch edition for $58,795). Depending on configuration, the Lyriq can travel up to 312 miles on a charge.

It’s Cadillac’s first electric car. But GM has plans for the brand to go all-electric. Later this year, we expect to see its next EV, the Celestiq flagship sedan.

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