Cadillac has started pre-series production of its first electric model, the Lyriq, at GM’s Spring Hill assembly plant in the state of Tennessee. The first deliveries of the electric car are expected to take place “in a few months”.
Mark Reuss, the president of General Motors, shared this on LinkedIn. “Fifteen months ago, we announced a $2 billion investment in Spring Hill to build all-electric vehicles. Our teams have worked tirelessly on the Lyriq, launching nine months ahead of schedule and working in parallel to retool the facility and begin production,” the GM president wrote. The photo published with the post shows a metallic grey Lyriq.
CEO Mary Barra commented under Reuss’ post, “Our teams continue to prove that we can do remarkable things when we share a vision. Thank you to the Spring Hill and Cadillac teams for all their hard work to make this milestone possible.” She said she couldn’t wait “for customers to experience how the Cadillac Lyriq truly redefines expectations for luxury electric vehicles.”
Cadillac had unveiled the production version of the Ultium-based Lyriq electric SUV in April 2021. In September, reservations were opened in the US and closed again only a few minutes later because the ‘Debut Edition’ was already sold out. More vehicles are expected to be available through Cadillac dealers in the US from summer 2022. In China, Cadillac began pre-sales of the Lyriq in November. The model is produced there by the GM-SAIC joint venture.
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