General Motors Co. in Detroit marked a milestone in its commitment to an all-electric future, as the company’s Cadillac brand today celebrates the beginning of retail production of the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ at its Spring Hill, Tenn. assembly plant.
In October 2020, GM announced a $2 billion commitment for the facility to help the team prepare for the production of the LYRIQ. The launch accelerated ahead of schedule, while the team continues to assemble the Cadillac XT5, XT6, and GMC Acadia.
“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,” says Mark Reuss, president of GM. “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.”
Reservations for the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ Debut Edition sold out in just over 10 minutes late last summer, and demand continues to grow. Cadillac will begin taking additional orders for the 2023 LYRIQ on May 19.
LYRIQ is a high-performance luxury experience with the latest automotive technology in an all-new electric vehicle package. The vehicle will be equipped with premium features and technologies, including a 33-inch-diagonal advanced LED display; Super Cruise, the industry’s first truly hands-free driver-assistance feature; and an AKG Studio 19-speaker audio system with headrest speakers.
The Cadillac LYRIQ is the brand’s first all-electric vehicle and is built on GM’s Ultium Platform, the heart of the company’s EV strategy. The Ultium Platform encompasses a common electric vehicle architecture and propulsion components like battery cells, modules, packs, Ultium Drive units, EV motors, and integrated power electronics.
Through the Ultium Platform, GM states it will realize a strategic value chain shift across its network of vehicle assembly plants as the company standardizes and streamlines machinery, tooling, and assembly processes. This flexibility enables lower capital investments and greater efficiencies as additional assembly plant transformations occur.
GM’s Spring Hill manufacturing complex, which consists of a vehicle assembly plant, a metal stamping plant, and an engine plant, is the largest GM facility in North America.
The complex opened in 1990 and has built more than 4.5 million vehicles. The vehicle assembly plant and engine plant sit on 2,100 acres with 700 of those acres dedicated to farming. An additional 100 acres are dedicated to a wildlife habitat, wetlands, and native grasses.