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2023 Cadillac Lyriq: Orders Open May 19, Price Creeps Up

cadillac-lyriq-oem-exterior--profile--silver-08.jpg 2023 Cadillac Lyriq | Manufacturer image

Orders for regular versions of the hotly anticipated 2023 Cadillac Lyriq — Cadillac’s first application of GM’s new Ultium EV platform — will open May 19, with deliveries scheduled to begin in the summer for previously reserved Debut Edition models before rear- and all-wheel drive deliveries follow in the fall of 2022 and early 2023, respectively. GM’s luxury division will also let Lyriq owners select one of two charging-related benefits.

Related: 2023 Cadillac Lyriq to Start at $59,990, Orders Open in September

Prices Up

When the Lyriq was first priced in April 2021, it was $59,990 to start and orders were expected to open that September — but that price was only for the Debut Edition, a RWD-only special launch version. If you didn’t preorder a Debut Edition and still want to buy a Lyriq, that hesitation will cost you: The 2023 Lyriq with RWD now will start at $62,990, while adding AWD bumps the price to $64,990. (Both prices include a destination fee of $1,195 but no potential state or local tax credits; GM vehicles are no longer available for the federal tax credit.)

Free Charging or Help With Home Installation? You Decide

Cadillac will give Lyriq owners a choice of either two years of unlimited public charging at EVGo charging stations or $1,500 toward installation of a Level 2 home charger or 240-volt outlet at their home via Qmerit. Cadillac will also sell 11.5- and 19.2-kilowatt home wall chargers (the latter will add up to 52 miles per hour of charging, according to the brand).

Cars.com’s editors advocate for Level 2 home charging as a necessity when it comes to owning an EV, which might make the latter option the better choice even if you were to spend more than $1,500 on public charging during your first two years of ownership. When our editors had Level 2 charging installed at our homes, costs and experiences varied greatly, but $1,500 towards installation would’ve been welcome — and, in some cases, would’ve covered the cost entirely.

Official EPA Range Still TBD

We’re still waiting for official EPA range estimates for the Lyriq. Cadillac says RWD should be good for an estimated 312 miles of range but hasn’t yet provided an estimate for the AWD Lyriq. According to Cadillac, official EPA estimates should be available closer to the beginning of production.

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