As Cadillac makes its re-entry into the Australian and New Zealand markets, the Normal Motors model will probably be doing so by the top of 2024 with the Lyriq electrical crossover, Automobile Knowledgeable reviews.
Based on the Australian publication, the Lyriq will probably be made accessible in right-hand-drive from the manufacturing facility, just like the Chevrolet Corvette, which implies it is not going to require conversion from left-hand-drive kind to be used in RHD markets.
Just like the C8-generation Corvette, the RHD Lyriq may even be manufactured from a manufacturing facility in the US, and within the case of the Lyriq, it is going to be the Normal 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 areas will comply with, together with extra new merchandise from the model, nevertheless the precise fashions have but to be confirmed by Cadillac executives, Automobile Knowledgeable reviews.
The report cites the model’s executives as having made a number of mentions of the model promoting in “unique volumes”, although Normal Motors Australia and New Zealand managing director Jess Bala stated the model is “going to do extremely nicely [in the region],” including that Cadillac will enchantment to luxurious automotive patrons who think about themselves trendsetters, the report stated.
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 Normal Motors’ Ultium platform for EVs, packing a 100 kWh battery for 480 km of vary and may 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 line with the official Cadillac web site. What do you assume, readers – would you welcome a Cadillac entry into the Malaysian market?
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