The one question we had when GM unveiled its Cadillac Lyriq SUV was “will GM make enough of them to meet demand?”
We’ll start to find out the answer starting today as GM celebrates its first Ultium powered Cadillac Lyriq rolling off the assembly line in its sprawling Spring Hill, Tennessee complex.
Following a production unveiling this past August, we learned the Cadillac Lyriq will arrive priced just below $60k. As a result, an unknown amount of Lyriqs sold out in 10 minutes. GM rushed production and says it has beat its expectations in getting these out the door nine months early, something you don’t hear often these days.
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In January we saw the first pre-production Lyriq’s roll off the Spring Hill assembly line. Soon after, GM launched its big Dr. Evil ad campaign at the Super Bowl showcasing the model.
GM will open its order books to its over 240,000 “hand raisers” on May 19 on either Cadillac.com or at their local dealers. Cadillac says that orders placed in May might not get delivered until 2023.
GM’s Spring Hill manufacturing complex, which consists of a vehicle assembly plant, metal stamping plant, and 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. Spring Hill’s wildlife area has received Gold recognition and certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council.
You can watch the live broadcast of the event here starting at noon ET