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Is Cadillac planning a Lyriq-V reveal in March?

  • The Cadillac Lyriq-V should receive a performance injection.

  • The celebrations are starting this month.


 

As celebrations surrounding the 20th anniversary of the V performance wing reach an end  this month – these were launched a year ago -, rumors surrounding the unveiling of a new high-performance model are quickly multiplying.

2023 Cadillac Lyriq

However, at the dawn of this new chapter for high-performance cars from the most prestigious brand in the General Motors empire, there’s a good chance that this presentation will apply to the Lyriq electric crossover. In fact, according to specialized site GMAuthority, the Lyriq-V is the model being considered for this important celebration of Cadillac’s performance wing.

As the American publication points out, the Lyriq-V variant has been documented since 2021, when the concept vehicle was released. Recently, camouflaged variants of the Lyriq have been spotted, indicating the automaker’s willingness to expand the range of its first-ever electric crossover.

2023 Cadillac Lyriq
2023 Cadillac Lyriq | Photo: Cadillac

GMAuthority also added that the brand’s management had already stated that if a V variant of an electric model were to be approved for production, it would have to get more power, just like the other vehicles tattooed with the V badge.

And as with any high-performance model, we can expect adjustments to the suspension, braking, appearance and perhaps even the (artificial) sound of the powertrain.

The current Lyriq is available in two flavors: rear-wheel drive, with 340 hp and 325 ft-lb of torque, and four-wheel drive, with 500 hp and 450 ft-lb of torque.

If the Lyriq-V sees the light of day in the next few weeks, we should expect at least 600 hp, if only to keep up with the other high-performance electric crossovers on the market (BMW iX M60, Audi SQ8 e-tron, Ford Mustang Mach-E GT Performance, Kia EV6 GT, Hyundai ioniq 5 N and Tesla Model Y Performance).

We’ll see what emerges from this major anniversary for Cadillac over the coming days.

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