Cadillac Lyriq electric crossover debuts due to coronavirus

Cadillac Lyriq electric crossover debuts due to coronavirus

March 11, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

From reliable sources it became known that the American brand is revising its plans for an electric crossover Lyriq. The outbreak was the outbreak of the coronovirus.

Last week, the American concern General Motors announced several very important steps towards electrifying the Cadillac lineup (part of GM – editorial note). It was in particular about the appearance of the first all-electric crossover Cadillac Lyriq. The novelty was supposed to debut at a special event on April 2 in Los Angeles, but the brand decided to cancel the demonstration due to problems with the coronavirus.

 The foreign publication Automotive News reports that Cadillac is currently discussing an alternative debut date for its electric car and is revising its production plans.

Crossover Lyriq will be built on the new modular platform GM, which was specially created for electric vehicles and was called Ultium. One of the chips of this architecture are adaptive batteries with a capacity of 50 to 200 kWh. The crossover boasts a range of 644 km. Serial production of Cadillac Lyriq will be launched at the facilities of the Detroit Hamtramk assembly plant (USA), which is owned by the concern. Recently, 2.2 billion dollars have been invested in its modernization.

 The coronavirus outbreak has already led to major events in the automotive industry being delayed or canceled, including the Beijing Auto Show and Geneva Auto Show, the debut of the new Toyota crossover, many debuts of new models and much more.