Cadillac announced that the Cadillac Lyriq entered production at General Motor’s Spring Hill, Tennessee plant.
As per the release, the Lyriq is not alone on the assembly line. The vehicle will be produced alongside the Cadillac XT5, Cadillac XT6 and the GMC Acadia.
However, the company does have an estimated capacity of up to 200,000 vehicles per year.
GM President Mark Reuss had this to say about the launch of the Lyriq’s production.
“The Cadillac LYRIQ sets the standard for the future of Cadillac and marks another major milestone in GM’s commitment to an all-electric future. This is a monumental day for the entire GM team. We retooled Spring Hill Assembly with the best, most advanced technology in the world, and the team worked tirelessly to complete the preparations nine months ahead of the original schedule.”
As per Cadillac VP Rory Harvey, interest is high around the vehicle.
Unofficially, we have seen multiple reports that Cadillac will produce around 25,000 Lyriq vehicles to meet that demand in 2022.
The company will re-open their order books on May 19 as the debut version of the car sold out in under 15 minutes.
Customer deliveries will start in the US in the first half of this year. However, the Canadian delivery schedule is a little unclear.