As Cadillac makes its re-entry into the Australian and New Zealand markets, the Basic Motors model will probably be doing so by the tip of 2024 with the Lyriq electrical crossover, Automotive Knowledgeable experiences.
In accordance with the Australian publication, the Lyriq will probably be made obtainable in right-hand-drive from the manufacturing facility, just like the Chevrolet Corvette, which implies it won’t require conversion from left-hand-drive kind to be used in RHD markets.
Just like the C8-generation Corvette, the RHD Lyriq can even be manufactured from a manufacturing facility in the US, and within the case of the Lyriq, it is going to be the Basic Motors plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee.
There will probably be three shops, or Cadillac Expertise Centres from launch on this area, specifically in Melbourne and Sydney in Australia, and in Auckland, New Zealand. Extra places will observe, together with extra new merchandise from the model, nonetheless the precise fashions have but to be confirmed by Cadillac executives, Automotive Knowledgeable experiences.
The report cites the model’s executives as having made a number of mentions of the model promoting in “unique volumes”, although Basic Motors Australia and New Zealand managing director Jess Bala mentioned the model is “going to do extremely effectively [in the region],” including that Cadillac will enchantment to luxurious automotive consumers who think about themselves trendsetters, the report mentioned.
Bala indicated that the Lyriq will compete towards electrical SUVs from European producers such because the BMW iX, although Australian pricing of the Lyriq has not but to be confirmed.
First unveiled in August 2020, the manufacturing Cadillac Lyriq is predicated on Basic Motors’ Ultium platform for EVs, packing a 100 kWh battery for 480 km of vary and might be recharged at as much as 190 kW DC. A rear-mounted motor outputs 340 hp and 440 Nm of torque, whereas a dual-motor AWD model outputs a GM-estimated 500 hp and 610 Nm.
In the US, the Lyriq begins from US$58,590 (RM273,586), in keeping with the official Cadillac web site. What do you suppose, readers – would you welcome a Cadillac entry into the Malaysian market?
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