Cadillac Lyriq unveiling delayed due to coronavirus

Cadillac Lyriq unveiling delayed due to coronavirus

It isn’t just motor shows that are affected by the coronavirus, as Cadillac has decided to cancel the debut of its new crossover electric vehicle – the Lyriq – which was originally planned for April 2. The Lyriq was originally planned to be unveiled in Los Angeles, California, which declared a health emergency last week after 14 people tested positive for the virus.

In an email sent to The Verge, General Motor’s director of communications, Michael Albano, said, “our top priority is the safety of our media guests and employees. We have been working with GM Medical and Security to monitor the situation closely and have been following recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization.”

Cadillac Lyriq unveiling delayed due to coronavirus

The Lyriq was shown in concept form at the GM’s EV Day last week, and was reportedly “about 85% true to the production vehicle,” with features like 23-inch wheels, power doors, a long wheelbase, a four-seat interior and a massive 34-inch display.

The crossover will ride on GM’s third-generation, modular EV platform that was also presented at the event, which can be adapted for a variety of vehicles from sedans to SUVs, and even trucks. While specific details about the powertrain used for the Lyriq are a mystery for now, the model will also utilise GM’s proprietary Ultium batteries that can be packaged in capacities ranging from 50 to 200 kW to deliver up to 644 km of range.

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



  • Kerajaan Pintu Belakang on Mar 10, 2020 at 11:55 am

    If this comes here, 23 inch tayar will cost RM5000 each.

    Just like the abang2 who buy Cayenne on loan, when time to change tayar, they get a shock to find out 21 inch tayar cost RM3k each

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  • The americans do know that covid-19 is not a cyber attack right?

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    • Dr Strange on Mar 10, 2020 at 2:27 pm

      Someone here once claimed that a mere virus couldn’t have such a huge effect and that any good such as petrol price reduction are due to his PH government actions, but now I saw him u-turn and admitted COVID-19 had a big impact. I do wonder if he was lying all these while or there is some other underlying reasons such as new strains of contagion.

      As a doctor, I am reporting a subset of coronavirus called U-TURN-20 and strangely it only affects PH supporters. Wait for my further reporting on this new virus.

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      • This virus is more silent but more deadly than COVID-19. It can kill an entire country’s future.

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