The Lyriq will lead Cadillac Middle East’s transition to an all-electric future

June 8, 2021

Cadillac Middle East announced that Lyriq, Cadillac’s first ever all-electric vehicle (EV), will launch in the region from mid-2023, marking the start of an exciting and transitional chapter for the pioneering luxury brand towards a fully electric future by the end of the decade.

The Middle East is the first market outside of North America and China to announce its commitment to bring Lyriq to market, reinforcing the importance of the region to GM and Cadillac’s global all-electric strategy.

General Motors (GM) Middle East has previously outlined its ambidextrous approach to mobility: growing its core line-up of award-winning vehicles while pioneering future mobility towards a vision of Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion. Cadillac will be at the forefront of this revolution, exemplified by the successful launch of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade and closely followed by the confirmation of the Cadillac Lyriq for the regional market. Through this two-pronged approach, Cadillac will continue to play a key role in innovation and leadership of the Middle East’s automotive industry.

At launch in North America, Lyriq will be available with premier technologies and stirring performance capabilities enabled by the vehicle’s dedicated electric architecture. Lyriq will pack a 12-module, 100 kilowatt-hour battery pack and a rear-wheel-drive Ultium Platform that will deliver a 340 horsepower and 440 Nm of torque1 and most importantly, about 500+ Km of range with a full charge.

Lyriq offers high-speed DC fast charging for public stations at 190 kW, enabling customers to add an estimated 122 Km of range in just 10 minutes of charging time. For home charging, Lyriq offers a segment-leading 19.2 kW charging module, which can add up to 83 Km of range per hour of charge.

Cadillac have confirmed that the Lyriq will arrive in the Middle East by mid-2023.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.