Is the Lyriq Rival to Tesla?

On November 17, the Cadillac brand of SAIC GM announced the launch of its new Lyriq model — the Luxury Edition with standard rear-wheel drive, with prices starting from 297,700 RMB. The introduction of this latest model has further enriched Cadillac’s product line in the field of new energy vehicles and provided more choices for consumers. The launch of the new car also brings a series of customer benefits, including lifetime warranties for the whole vehicle and its tri-electric system, as well as trade-in subsidies and additional purchase benefits for existing Cadillac owners.

In terms of battery life, the new car’s energy consumption per hundred kilometers is 14.4 kW·h, and the maximum range can reach 502 kilometers under CLTC conditions. Moreover, the time for a quick charge from 20% to 80% is only 33 minutes. Additionally, the new car is equipped with a permanent magnet synchronous motor, the maximum power is 250 kW, the maximum torque is 440 N·m, and it can accelerate from 0 to 100 Km/h in 5.9 seconds.

In terms of intelligence, Lyriq has completed five OTA upgrades and plans to push the IQ OS V3.0 version to enhance the car’s intelligent driving experience. Meanwhile, the new car is also equipped with the new generation of SUPER CRUISE assisted driving system.

Moreover, in terms of charging services, Tesla and the Southern Power Grid will provide support for IQ EV users, offering one-stop comprehensive charging services through the IQ APP, effectively solving the charging problem that new energy vehicle owners most concern. At present, the number of charging terminals that IQ EV can access has reached 580,000, essentially achieving full coverage in prefecture-level cities and the service network covers more than 320 cities, which is of crucial significance to promote the popularization and use of new energy vehicles.

Looking into the future, Cadillac plans to launch three new IQ EV models before 2024, which also signifies the brand’s emphasis on the new energy market and is expected to further consolidate its position in the high-end electric vehicle market.

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