Cadillac presents Lyriq, its first electric car whose production will begin in 2022. The Lyriq is currently a concept car, but the American manufacturer has assured that it is very close to the standard Suv. The Suv introduces some new styling principles for the American manufacturer, including a new front end and new proportions. The car has the classic features of electric models such as long wheelbase and short overhangs. “Lyriq shows the brand’s next stylistic steps through electrification,” said Andrew Smith, head of Cadillac design. “Both the exterior and interior of the car combines style and technology through extensive research and high quality, sustainable materials,” continues Smith.

Defined by taut lines and clean surfaces, the Suv Lyriq is characterised by a low, fast roofline and a strong road presence that emphasises its strong character. Additional details, such as the continuous flow roof spoiler, express the careful attention to aerodynamics to optimise efficiency, a key aspect when it comes to electric cars. The front grille is full, and the styling centre has given it the sebiance of a unique black glass piece: “It’s one of the most characteristic and expressive design elements of the car,” says Smith. The grille is backlit, a detail that makes it part of the choreography of LED lights that light up when the owner approaches the vehicle. At the rear, the lights are made up of a few segments of LEDs.

Inside, the new architecture has allowed the designers to take full advantage of the space to make passenger travel even more comfortable. The absolute protagonist of the interior is the huge and unique 33-inch curved display for infotainment and instrumentation. The result is a more airy and minimalist design that involves the driver more in the driving experience, while offering practicality and functionality in terms of storage and load capacity. It’s the details that make the difference: “We decided to take care of the interior down to the smallest detail, as is necessary for a real Cadillac. An example? The loudspeaker grilles are backlit”.