Cadillac has confirmed that 36 deliveries took place in the last quarter
The Lyriq is the brand’s first electric vehicle and only the second built on GM’s new Ultium platform
The regular production level should reach 25,000 units per year
Another electric vehicle has officially entered the US market this year, with 36 units of the Cadillac Lyriq having been delivered to their buyers over the last three months.
The automaker made this announcement as part of its report for the third quarter of 2022, which ended last Friday.
This is important for Cadillac since the Lyriq is its first fully electric vehicle and it previews a number of other EVs that will join its lineup in the coming years.
In addition, this news is important for General Motors as a whole since the Lyriq is only the second general public vehicle to be launched with the new Ultium platform, after the exclusive GMC Hummer EV. Remember that BrightDrop commercial delivery vans also use the same elements.
This new platform (and the associated electric powertrain) will be used by all of the automaker’s future electric vehicles, from Chevrolet to Cadillac and from sub-compacts to full-size pickups.
Since the first deliveries have now taken place, Cadillac is expected to gradually increase the production rate of the Lyriq up to its intended target of 25,000 vehicles per year.
This might not happen quickly, however, since the Lyriq has actually been in production since March of this year despite what the low number of deliveries could suggest.
A gradual increase in production is also advisable in order to avoid quality control issues which often result in recalls. Speaking of which, 186 units of the Lyriq have already been recalled for a touchscreen problem. Obviously, most of these vehicles were still in the hands of GM or its dealers.