Why won’t the Cadillac Lyriq electric crossover get a front rack?August 22, 2020
According to the chief engineer of the American automaker responsible for the development of the electric crossover Cadillac Lyriq, the premium novelty will not receive additional luggage in the front. Apparently, under the hood there will be parts of the electric power plant.
Unlike the electric crossover Ford Mustang Mach-E, which has a small trunk under the hood, the future Cadillac Lyriq, which also did not receive a classic internal combustion engine, will not be able to accommodate luggage.
Cadillac Lyriq chief project engineer Jamie Brewer has confirmed this design feature of the upcoming Cadillac premium electric crossover. Instead of providing cargo space at the front and rear, the company only reserves the trunk at the rear of the car for this role.
What’s unclear is what will be under the hood in this case if Cadillac doesn’t use that storage space.
The likely answer could be some of the electrical powertrain components, and that could make room for a deeper floor in the rear trunk to increase overall cargo space.
This fact also raises the question of whether an electric car, which does not have the ability to store things in the front, needs any kind of crash at all. After all, unlike a car with an internal combustion engine, an electric car does not need such a form of maintenance as checking the oil level.
The Lyriq electric crossover will be built on a General Motors modular platform (Cadillac is part of the group) and use the company’s innovative Ultium batteries. Thanks to the latter, the cruising range will be about 483 km. The Lyriq will come standard with rear-wheel drive, and will also be offered a Performance version with all-wheel drive.
The car also features a high-tech interior with a massive 33-inch LED screen. It will also have an augmented reality head-up display and intelligent cruise control with Super Cruise semi-autonomous control functions.
Lyriq goes on sale in model year 2023 (actual 2022), with prices allegedly below $ 60,000
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