GM engineers recently completed validation tests for the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq. These final drives confirmed that the components and technologies are 80% finalized, and the next stage will be performing the final tweaks before production.
A specially devised route consisted of freeway, urban and rural driving to assess the vehicle on different road surfaces and traffic conditions. Engineers scrutinized drive quality, systems calibration, driver control and sensory elements, including a new interior audio signature developed to foster occupant comfort and confidence, as well as other items affecting the in-car experience.
“We have spent countless hours behind the wheel of our Lyriq test fleet and in virtual testing environments to be sure we deliver our customers a comprehensive luxury experience expressed in an all-new electrified package. All the while we are remaining true to our brand promise by placing high priority on meticulous craftsmanship and intuitive integrated technologies,” commented Jamie Brewer, executive chief engineer.
Thanks to a uniquely constructed virtual development program that took advantage of state-of-the-art simulation techniques, Lyriq will be launched ahead of schedule. So that the team did not have to wait for the winter season in the Northern Hemisphere, in August they traveled to New Zealand to undertake winter testing.
“We’re now fine-tuning Lyriq’s touchpoints. We’re making tweaks to a variety of areas as we do after every development drive, but we’re nearly there. Customers will love this driving experience, and we feel that it will redefine their expectations for electric luxury vehicles.”