General Motors confirmed Tuesday that production of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq electric SUV will begin on March 21, and new orders will begin on May 19.

GM initially only took orders for the initial launch model. The automaker said the first batch of quotas sold out in just 10 minutes, but has not disclosed how many vehicles there are.However, according to a recent report, Cadillac now plans to produce 25,000 units per year car news Report.

While some dealers didn’t appear to be selling when Cadillac’s all-electric plans were announced in 2020, GM also said it was letting Cadillac dealers join the “new Cadillac EV experience” based on the automaker’s digital retail platform. The automaker claims this will provide consumers with a more convenient option than traditional shopping, while reducing costs and complexity for dealerships.

2023 Cadillac Lyriq

Lyriq, built in Spring Hill, Tennessee, on Saturn’s former home, will arrive earlier than originally scheduled. GM announced in late 2020 that it had brought forward the launch by nine months and was on track to meet the revised target.

Taking a closer look, we find the Lyriq’s lighting and visual character to be breathtaking, and the space is well utilized – despite being a five-seater. GM expects the initial version of the 100-kilowatt-hour battery pack to have a range of more than 300 miles. While an all-wheel-drive version is in the works, the debut version has just one electric motor, sending just 340 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels.

Priced at $59,990 including destination charges, when the price was first announced, it looks much better now — thanks to all of Tesla’s price hikes. Lyriq now undercuts the Tesla Model Y, which just increased its base price by $3,000. The entry-level Model Y Long Range now starts at $64,190.