There’s no greater kick to one’s spirit than getting excited for a concept car, only to see its production version become some watered-down dish with all the character of a bowl of Dickensian gruel. Well, consider your spirit uplifted this week, because Cadillac’s latest electric creation, the Lyriq, is pretty much exactly the same as the concept that previewed it. And it rules.
It’s wild just how closely the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq’s production form matches its conceptual preview. Cadillac said it went to great lengths to keep the real thing as true to form as possible, and it shows. The front end is a menagerie of razor-thin lighting hardware and that wow-factor “grille” that may have snagged some inspiration from baleen whales. Out back, you’d be hard-pressed to find that many differences between the concept and the production Lyriq. Its two-tier taillights look like nothing else on the road, that’s for sure, and they do a pretty good job complementing the split design up front, to boot.
Hopefully you’re cool with the Satin Steel Metallic paint color seen in these pictures, though, because your exterior choices are limited to that and black for the 2023 model year. Luxury buyers crave choice, so hopefully this palette expands in the years to follow.