Cadillac stormed the luxury car market in 2022 when it introduced the all-electric Liriq, which was unveiled a the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, but then the pandemic struck.
Even though the American Automaker had all the ingredients to produce the vehicle, it had to postpone it until 2022, when the deliveries started, due to the COVID-19 pandemic that stopped the world. And then the microchip issue also raised other delays. Yet Cadillac didn't back down and showed the world a vehicle on par with the best in the automotive industry.
The American all-electric crossover sported a futuristic, dynamic design. Its front fascia featured a broad grille that was mostly a trim since the car didn't need that much cooling area. On the sides, the tall side scoops looked like two arrows pointing toward the vehicle's center and hosted the daytime running lights. The Lyriq's profile was even more intriguing with its sloped roofline that resembled a sport-utility-coupe shape and a raked-forward rear windscreen. Finally, at the back, the L-shaped higher taillights were accompanied by two additional vertical light strips. Of course, all of them were LEDs.
Inside, Cadillac proved worthy of its heritage and mixed high-end luxury with high-end technology. There was not a single analog dial on the dashboard. Instead, it consisted of a TFT display in front of the driver and a touchscreen atop the center stack. Both were neatly concealed behind a curved glass panel, creating a panoramic view for the driver. The AKG sound system offered a unique architecture with 19 speakers spread around the cabin, including in the headrests. The Lyriq offered a spacious room for five adults, with a flat floor at the back so all three seats could have been easily used.