- LYRIQ sets the standard for the future of Cadillac
- Launch marks another milestone in GM’s commitment to all-electric future
DETROIT – Today, General Motors marks another major milestone in its commitment to an all-electric future as Cadillac formally celebrates the beginning of retail production of the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ at GM’s Spring Hill, Tennessee, assembly plant. GM President Mark Reuss, Cadillac Vice President Rory Harvey, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, UAW representatives, plant employees and other officials joined together today to celebrate this milestone.
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GM announced a commitment to invest $2 billion in Spring Hill Assembly in October 2020, and the entire Spring Hill team has worked to prepare for production of the Cadillac LYRIQ. The launch accelerated ahead of schedule, while the team continued to assemble the Cadillac XT5, Cadillac XT6 and GMC Acadia with world-class quality.
It’s a memorable day for the entire GM team. We remodeled the 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, Russia said.
Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles said the new project continues Maury County’s legacy as a regional leader for nation’s manufacturing industry.
“Over the last few months I have had the privilege of working with Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe and our Partners at General Motors on this project,” Ogles said. “As one of the key negotiators I can tell you firsthand at how important this is not just for our community and Tennessee, but for all of North America. This partnership not only continues our legacy as a leader in manufacturing, it also and importantly secures General Motors at the forefront and as an innovator in EV technology and furthers their mission of an all-electric, zero emissions future. We are excited about this partnership, and the leadership that GM is taking in this rapidly evolving industry.”
The facility is the largest GM plant in North America and is responsible for producing approximately 200,000 vehicles annually. Since opening in 1990, more than 4.5 million vehicles have closed its doors. Plant upgrades focused on new tooling and technology for the paint and body shop as well as the common assembly area.
The Lyriq is based on GM’s Altium BEV3 platform, which uses a single electric motor to provide 340 horsepower and 324 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels. GM estimates the range will be 300 miles (483 km) on a full charge of the 12-module, 100.4 kWh Altium battery pack.
Reservations for the Lyric opened in late summer 2021, and within 10 minutes bids were placed for all available units. The order book was opened again on May 19, 2022 due to high demand, and Cadillac’s plans increase in production numbers From the initial 3,200 vehicles in 2022 to about 25,000.