Cadillac's Accessories Website Hints at Upcoming Lyriq-V

Chris Teague
by Chris Teague

The Lyriq is just reaching owners’ driveways, but we’re already hearing rumors that Cadillac is brewing a hotter Lyriq-V. Cadillac Society reported that the automaker is overhauling the Lyriq trim structure for 2024 and found that the automaker’s accessories website contains parts for a Lyriq-V.

Cadillac Society found four trim levels for the 2024 Lyriq, including Tech, Luxury, and Sport. We already knew about those, but the fourth, labeled “V,” is news. Company executives have been cagey when asked about a performance-oriented Lyriq, but one executive hinted at the release by mentioning the brand’s history of building sporty versions of its cars and SUVs. The automaker is kicking off a year-long 20th-anniversary celebration of all things “V” this month, so the timing is right for an electrified Lyriq-V.  

The standard Lyriq is no slouch, with some variants offering up to 500 horsepower. Of course, adding a V badge means Cadillac will have to go way above and beyond that, so we could see a performance EV with 700 horsepower or more. The automaker’s most recent “V” model, the Escalade V, puts down 682 horsepower and 653 pounds of torque from a supercharged V8, but the Lyriq would benefit from smaller, lighter electric motors that generate massive torque off the line. 

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Chris Teague
Chris Teague

Chris grew up in, under, and around cars, but took the long way around to becoming an automotive writer. After a career in technology consulting and a trip through business school, Chris began writing about the automotive industry as a way to reconnect with his passion and get behind the wheel of a new car every week. He focuses on taking complex industry stories and making them digestible by any reader. Just don’t expect him to stay away from high-mileage Porsches.

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  • Jeff S Jeff S on Mar 18, 2023

    FreedMike--The 300k Cadillac will not be a great success but at that price point I wouldn't expect it to be. More to get attention to say Cadillac can build it but does it really matter.

  • Akear Akear on Mar 18, 2023

    GM will never sell more than 5000 Lyriqs annually. We all know this is to be true. I feel sorry for the Cadillac dealerships, which wasted money on EV technology few are going to use.

    • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Mar 18, 2023

      Small volume boutique product is a strategy, whether its purposeful or just as a result of GM being GM is another story.

  • Cprescott Cprescott on Mar 20, 2023

    I predict the Lyric will be a crushing success. After the initial buyers get a hold of one, they'll end up being made into cubes to make them attractive and sold for scrap.

  • G G on Mar 24, 2023

    I predict the Lyric will be unpredented EV success surpassing the likes of @Tesla and @Ford Mustang Mach E.