Introducing the Cadillac Lyriq: A First Drive in an Electric Vehicle
In this episode, host Brian takes his very first drive in an electric vehicle, specifically the Cadillac Lyriq. Brian admits that he knows nothing about this car, but luckily, John Ambrosic, a salesperson at Smail Cadillac in Greensburg, is there to guide him through the experience.
The Cadillac Lyriq is a brand-new vehicle, and Cadillac has focused on giving it an aggressive, sporty, and masculine exterior design. The inspiration behind this design comes from nature, with light sequences and other features resembling natural elements. As an electric vehicle, the power in the Cadillac Lyric is based on torque instead of horsepower. The rear-wheel-drive version of the Lyric offers a range of a little over 315 miles on a full charge, while the all-wheel-drive version offers a range of around 310 miles. The Lyriq comes with a four-year, 50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty, as well as an eight-year, 100,000-mile electric vehicle propulsion battery warranty.
Charging and Range:
When it comes to charging, the charger for the Lyriq can be found on the driver’s side, just in front of the door. The vehicle can be charged using a normal charger at home (110V or 220V), or if a fast charger is available, the cap can be removed to access two additional chargers for faster charging.
Moving to the interior of the Lyriq, the hatch can be opened in three ways: using the button on the key fob, kicking under the rear bumper, or pressing the Cadillac logo on the hatch. The backseat offers ample space and comfort, with features like cup holders, USB-C charging, and even a full three-prong outlet for charging laptops or other devices. Inside the Lyric, Brian powers on the vehicle and notices that there’s no engine sound, only the sound of fans. The dashboard features a panel, which can be used for various functions, including Google Maps, as the car has Google Maps built-in.
Additionally, it has Google Assistant for voice commands and inputting destinations. For iPhone users, the Cadillac Lyriq has no compatibility issues; Apple phones can connect seamlessly with the vehicle. The steering wheel is equipped with heated functionality and a button for the Super Cruise system. Super Cruise is a hands-free driving system that can be used on highway roads, making driving less stressful and more convenient.