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Order banks were opened at 9AM on May 19. By 1PM that same day the Lyriq was sold out.



My daughter ordered one, so if production goes as planned, I should be able to take a good look at one this fall. Hers will be the single motor RWD version with 350HP and 312 miles of range (100 KWH battery pack). She ordered it with no options, but it will still be pretty nicely equipped (vented seats, adaptive cruise, auto high/low beams, and a lot more).

Not sure about comparative dimensions, but the appearance of this car reminds me of the Chrysler Airflow concept car. If Chrysler can get it out soon, there appears to be a lot of demand for this type of car.
 

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The Cadillac has a more defined style than the Airflow concept. The Airflow will still probably be in limited supply it's first 6 months like other new models from Chrysler.
 

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Would that be the same as adaptive cruise? We have it on our '16 RAV4 and I have to say I'm not particularly fond of it.
 

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Would that be the same as adaptive cruise? We have it on our '16 RAV4 and I have to say I'm not particularly fond of it.
No, it's full autonomous driving on good clear freeways. I think it can do lane changes as well as straight lines which makes it more useful. Our 300 has adaptive cruise and while it works well, I often wish I could switch it to non-adaptive cruise on demand.
 

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SOLD OUT? More Like RESERVED.



Sold out? How can they sell out of something they haven't made yet? How many did they "plan" to sell? They could have sold out of the planned 10 they wanted to make. lol! This needs context. So let me be the person who provides you some context.

Sadly, we don't know. GM didn't say. But people had to place a $100 dollar deposit (which is fully refundable) on it. It is estimated by some auto journalists that 20,000 vehicles were reserved (not sold out). The estimate goes as high as 233,000, but that's a smoke and mirrors number. That is just people who were interested back in May.​
 

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Would that be the same as adaptive cruise? We have it on our '16 RAV4 and I have to say I'm not particularly fond of it.
Our new Grand Cherokee L has it and that's all I use. I first experienced it on a RAV 4 we rented a few years back. It also had regular cruise if that's one's cup of tea as well.
 

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SOLD OUT? More Like RESERVED.



Sold out? How can they sell out of something they haven't made yet? How many did they "plan" to sell? They could have sold out of the planned 10 they wanted to make. lol! This needs context. So let me be the person who provides you some context.

Sadly, we don't know. GM didn't say. But people had to place a $100 dollar deposit (which is fully refundable) on it. It is estimated by some auto journalists that 20,000 vehicles were reserved (not sold out). The estimate goes as high as 233,000, but that's a smoke and mirrors number. That is just people who were interested back in May.​
I love how they play around with that phrase: "Sold Out".
 

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It's common to call a vehicle sold out when the allotment of initial pre-orders are filled even if it isn't 100% accurate.
I'm sure some are just hoping to get what might (or might not) be a car that is temporarily worth more than they paid so they can flip it.

Anyway, it's a strong sign there is a section of the buying public interested in electric cars. Certainly not the majority, but probably a bigger portion of the luxury market than the mainstream market.

And it's great publicity for GM with all those large trucks and SUVs that use so much gasoline.
 
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This isn't new or unique to EVs. When there are a specific number of vehicles they can schedule, and every one is ordered, yes, it is officially “sold out.” To do so in one day is pretty impressive.

Lyriq starts at $65,000 or so, so this isn't a general interest car. I don't know how many people are buying them as collectors' items; I wouldn't. I would guess most people are sincere in wanting them, and a few are assuming they can resell at a higher price. But that would be true for any limited run of any car—Corvette, Viper, PT Cruiser, you name it.
 

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I'm seriously considering selling my wife's CR-V for a Mustang Mach-e Premium. I have a 2021 Audi Q5 and we'll use the Mach-e for daily drives to work and back (Work in the same building as wife). Use the Q5 for weekend trips or long vacation trips
 

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SOLD OUT? More Like RESERVED.



Sold out? How can they sell out of something they haven't made yet? How many did they "plan" to sell? They could have sold out of the planned 10 they wanted to make. lol! This needs context. So let me be the person who provides you some context.

Sadly, we don't know. GM didn't say. But people had to place a $100 dollar deposit (which is fully refundable) on it. It is estimated by some auto journalists that 20,000 vehicles were reserved (not sold out). The estimate goes as high as 233,000, but that's a smoke and mirrors number. That is just people who were interested back in May.​
And if it works out as well as the Ford Bronco rollout you will be lucky to get one by 2025.

BTW, where in the world did GM come up with the name "Lyriq"? And does it even have a meaning? Makes one wonder. :)
 
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And if it works out as well as the Ford Bronco rollout you will be lucky to get one by 2025.

BTW, where in the world did GM come up with the name "Lyriq"? And does it even have a meaning? Makes one wonder. :)
Read on:

"Cadillac announced late last year that it would revert back to real model names and slowly phase out the current alphanumeric nomenclature over the next little while. The first vehicle to arrive under this new naming convention will be the Cadillac Lyriq EV. Lyriq is a brand new name for Cadillac, so many fans may be wondering how General Motors came up with it and what its origins are.

We were also wondering what was behind the Cadillac Lyriq nameplate, so we asked Cadillac’s head of global brand strategy, Phil Dauchy, to shed some light on the matter. Dauchy told GM Authority executive editor, Alex Luft, that the Lyriq name is part of a new Cadillac naming structure that will see all vehicle names end in “iq.” These “iq” names will replace the CT# and XT# nomenclature used on current cars and crossovers powered by internal combustion engines and are intended to signal a change of course at Cadillac – that being from ICE to EV.

As for how Cadillac came up with Lyriq specifically, Dauchy explained that the name is a nod to the fact that Cadillac is the most mentioned brand in songs. No other brand (not just automotive brands) is mentioned in more songs than Cadillac."

 

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Read on:

"Cadillac announced late last year that it would revert back to real model names and slowly phase out the current alphanumeric nomenclature over the next little while. The first vehicle to arrive under this new naming convention will be the Cadillac Lyriq EV. Lyriq is a brand new name for Cadillac, so many fans may be wondering how General Motors came up with it and what its origins are.

We were also wondering what was behind the Cadillac Lyriq nameplate, so we asked Cadillac’s head of global brand strategy, Phil Dauchy, to shed some light on the matter. Dauchy told GM Authority executive editor, Alex Luft, that the Lyriq name is part of a new Cadillac naming structure that will see all vehicle names end in “iq.” These “iq” names will replace the CT# and XT# nomenclature used on current cars and crossovers powered by internal combustion engines and are intended to signal a change of course at Cadillac – that being from ICE to EV.

As for how Cadillac came up with Lyriq specifically, Dauchy explained that the name is a nod to the fact that Cadillac is the most mentioned brand in songs. No other brand (not just automotive brands) is mentioned in more songs than Cadillac."

Thanks brother. But, GM is going to have to make sure people know how to pronounce it. :)
 

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Dauchy told GM Authority executive editor, Alex Luft, that the Lyriq name is part of a new Cadillac naming structure that will see all vehicle names end in “iq.”
Like the Ioniq. Oh, wait...
So Cadillac always ends with “ick”?
 
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