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56 minutes ago, David said:

This is an excellent question as I am not a fan of the current seats in the new Escalade which seem to be flat and hard as a rock for such an expensive SUV and yet I am seeing flat blah seats on all auto's as of late. 🤔 I wonder if there is a seat comfort index out there, gonna have to look into this myself as I love my Escalade for road trips, but would not be thrilled in a new 2022 Escalade as I think the seats suck.

I can say that my sister in her 2019 Buick Envision as an in home nurse in Rural Upper Western Washington is in her CUV about 200 to 300 miles a day and loves it for comfort.

My sister hates riding in my Jeep, swears her Trax is more comfortable and easier for ingress/egress. 

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Robert Hall replied to Cadillac News: Cadillac LYRIQ Delivery Grows Closer.


2 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

For comparison's sake;

XT6 starts at $48,595

Aviator starts at $51,780

Yep, that makes more sense to me. It just didn't seem to be larger, let along THAT much larger, than an XT6 to me. 

Very different proportions.  The Lyriq has a low roofline and long hood, the XT6 is more blocky and tall.  Kind of like comparing the Velar with the Discovery maybe. 

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ccap41 replied to Cadillac News: Cadillac LYRIQ Delivery Grows Closer.


For comparison's sake;

XT6 starts at $48,595

Aviator starts at $51,780

1 minute ago, Robert Hall said:

Actually, it’s 2 inches shorter than the XT6, but has a longer wheelbase and short overhangs.  The XT6 has a pretty short wheelbase for its size.  

Yep, that makes more sense to me. It just didn't seem to be larger, let along THAT much larger, than an XT6 to me. 

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Robert Hall replied to Cadillac News: Cadillac LYRIQ Delivery Grows Closer.


25 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

So it's longer than an XT6, overall. Thank you. 

This is definitely larger than I thought. I was expecting more of an X5, GLE, XT5 or maybe Aviator size but this is definitely larger, or at least longer. 

Actually, it’s 2 inches shorter than the XT6, but has a longer wheelbase (approx 9 inches) and short overhangs.  The XT6 has a very short wheelbase for its size.  

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David replied to Cadillac News: Cadillac LYRIQ Delivery Grows Closer.


Cool to see that there are comparisons coming out now and I like where Cadillac is in position at this point.

Cadillac Lyriq Vs Audi e-tron, Tesla Model Y, Volvo XC40 Recharge (insideevs.com)

Interesting to see and good that Cadillac dealers are posting comparison of the LYRIQ to Tesla.

Tesla Model X Vs. Cadillac Lyriq: Comparison | Quantrell Cadillac

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David replied to Cadillac News: Cadillac LYRIQ Delivery Grows Closer.


8 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

So it's longer than an XT6, overall. Thank you. 

This is definitely larger than I thought. I was expecting more of an X5, GLE, XT5 or maybe Aviator size but this is definitely larger, or at least longer. 

Here ya go: 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ | Electric SUV | Model Overview

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I am so excited for She Hulk on Disney + She is freakin HOT HOT HOT!

 

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Robert Hall replied to May Car Spotting Thread.


24 minutes ago, David said:

@Robert Hall Is that a black BMW sedan in front of the Ford Ranger and a Suburban in front of it?

Yes, a 2000 740iL with an ‘89 Bronco II in front in it.    The Bronco II is also in the pic in the open barn door.   I have the keys for both, they have flat tires and dead batteries…

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ccap41 replied to Cadillac News: Cadillac LYRIQ Delivery Grows Closer.


32 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

It's longer in wheelbase than the XT6, of similar OL, and about 5 inches lower... Porsche Cayenne is of similar size...but this has a 7 inch longer wheelbase, 3 inches longer overall, and an inch lower..don't know how they compare in interior volume, though.   Wheelbase is about the same as the WL Grand Cherokee L.  

So it's longer than an XT6, overall. Thank you. 

This is definitely larger than I thought. I was expecting more of an X5, GLE, XT5 or maybe Aviator size but this is definitely larger, or at least longer. 

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David replied to May Car Spotting Thread.


@Robert Hall Is that a black BMW sedan in front of the Ford Ranger and a Suburban in front of it?

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David replied to April showers car sputtering thread..


1 hour ago, Robert Hall said:

Speaking of seat comfort, now that I'm driving my Jeep 200 miles a day 4-5 times a week, I'm truly hating the seats..rock hard cushions and.the upper center bolster in the back is right where I have a pinched nerve between my shoulder blades.    I've rented a 'Malibu or similar' from Hertz for an upcoming weekend trip to Syracuse because I can't imagine 10 hrs in the Jeep seats..

For those that have driven a lot of late model vehicles, what do you think under $40k has the most comfortable seats for road trips?   I like the Chrysler 300 a lot, but worry the seats would be the same since FCA/Stellantis...

This is an excellent question as I am not a fan of the current seats in the new Escalade which seem to be flat and hard as a rock for such an expensive SUV and yet I am seeing flat blah seats on all auto's as of late. 🤔 I wonder if there is a seat comfort index out there, gonna have to look into this myself as I love my Escalade for road trips, but would not be thrilled in a new 2022 Escalade as I think the seats suck.

I can say that my sister in her 2019 Buick Envision as an in home nurse in Rural Upper Western Washington is in her CUV about 200 to 300 miles a day and loves it for comfort.

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Robert Hall replied to Cadillac News: Cadillac LYRIQ Delivery Grows Closer.


9 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

I think these look really good but I'm still not sure about that rear/side 1/4. I bet it looks a lot better in person. 

The AWD is a no-brainer for the price AND performance you get, unless it happens to cut the range by 25%, which I don't see happening. 

Seems expensive but that's just because I don't have 70k to drop on a vehicle but it seems like it's competitively priced and specs-wise, should do very well. 

Cadillac's problem is they'll probably have some dumb@ss commercials for it. GM marketing tends to be of the worst, IMO. 

Are their specs on the size of this? What's a comparably sized ICE vehicle that I can compare this to size-wise? 

It's longer in wheelbase than the XT6, of similar OL, and about 5 inches lower... Porsche Cayenne is of similar size...but this has a 7 inch longer wheelbase, 3 inches longer overall, and an inch lower..don't know how they compare in interior volume, though.   Wheelbase is about the same as the WL Grand Cherokee L.  

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ccap41 replied to Cadillac News: Cadillac LYRIQ Delivery Grows Closer.


I think these look really good but I'm still not sure about that rear/side 1/4. I bet it looks a lot better in person. 

The AWD is a no-brainer for the price AND performance you get, unless it happens to cut the range by 25%, which I don't see happening. 

Seems expensive but that's just because I don't have 70k to drop on a vehicle but it seems like it's competitively priced and specs-wise, should do very well. 

Cadillac's problem is they'll probably have some dumb@ss commercials for it. GM marketing tends to be of the worst, IMO. 

Are their specs on the size of this? What's a comparably sized ICE vehicle that I can compare this to size-wise? 

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Robert Hall posted May Car Spotting Thread in The Lounge.


Rain and mud, rain and mud, rain and mud.   Now getting some warm sunny weather.

3-4 days a week I'm down at my mud farm working to clean up, clean out, and get my stuff out of the muck in preparation to unload it all.  My sister and I have been able to find a fair number of old family photos and mementos.   Now that it's warmer and dryer,  I've been trying to get my late brother's vehicles up and running, so far no luck on getting most to start. Bought a few batteries, been trying to charge up others. Did get the '09 Ranger running and outside.   I've found the keys to over half of them, got a locksmith to make keys for more last week.  He couldn't key two of the motorcycles, one had a busted ignition and the other is '15 Triumph that requires the dealer to rekey.    What a mess...

My brother was obsessed with putting stickers and flags on his vehicles.

All in all, it's been frustrating and sad to deal with all of this..but I knew it was inevitable (part of why I moved back to Ohio 5 years ago was the inevitability of dealing with the farm).

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@Robert Hall Is that a black BMW sedan in front of the Ford Ranger and a Suburban in front of it?

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Yes, a 2000 740iL with an ‘89 Bronco II in front in it.    The Bronco II is also in the pic in the open barn door.   I have the keys for both, they have flat tires and dead batteries…

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Robert Hall replied to April showers car sputtering thread..


Speaking of seat comfort, now that I'm driving my Jeep 200 miles a day 4-5 times a week, I'm truly hating the seats..rock hard cushions and.the upper center bolster in the back is right where I have a pinched nerve between my shoulder blades.    I've rented a 'Malibu or similar' from Hertz for an upcoming weekend trip to Syracuse because I can't imagine 10 hrs in the Jeep seats..

 

5 years ago it didn’t bother me as much, but now I’m in pain on longer drives. 

For those that have driven a lot of late model vehicles, what do you think under $40k has the most comfortable seats for road trips?   I like the Chrysler 300 a lot, but worry the seats would be the same since FCA/Stellantis...

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surreal1272 replied to Cadillac News: Cadillac LYRIQ Delivery Grows Closer.


I am very surprised but eh small bump to the AWD model. I was expecting at least a $5K jump but this is a very smart move by GM/Cadillac since AWD will be very popular in this segment. Still want to see one up close before deciding on the rear section of the car. My big concern is the potential blind spot back there. Otherwise, a solid start in the EV realm for Caddy.

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smk4565 replied to Cadillac News: Cadillac LYRIQ Delivery Grows Closer.


I think this is priced pretty well, and the AWD is barely an increase.  Although we don't know how big the options list or how much that price may go up, but this looks competitively priced.

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Robert Hall replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


On 5/6/2022 at 9:26 PM, oldshurst442 said:

I sure do like it. I wouldnt do this restomod on THAT particular Chevy.  But I would do THAT restomod on a Tri-Five Chevy.  Or a myriad of 1960s Impalas.  On an Olds 1949/50 and even possibly on am '51 Rocket 88.    

 

 

Yeah, not my favorite era of full size Chevy...but a restomodded '71-73 Impala would be more to my taste..

 

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David submitted Cadillac LYRIQ Delivery Grows Closer to Automotive News.


Cadillac has announced new details in the brand’s transformation to an electric future and a transformative EV customer experience, including ordering information, pricing and EPA-estimated range for the 2023 LYRIQ RWD.

Cadillac also announced a special charging offer, designed to simplify the charging experience for LYRIQ customers.

“These are important steps for Cadillac, as we make good on our promise to deliver an EV offering more than 300 miles of range and move toward an all-electric portfolio by 2030,” said Global Cadillac Vice President Rory Harvey. “Cadillac will define the future of luxury transportation through its range of forthcoming EVs, and it all begins with LYRIQ.”

Ordering for the 2023 LYRIQ RWD and AWD models will open on May 19, with RWD deliveries expected starting this fall. Deliveries of the 2023 LYRIQ Debut Edition, which was available through reservation only, will begin this summer.

The LYRIQ RWD model offers an EPA-estimated 312 miles of range on a full charge1 and has a starting MSRP of $62,9902. The AWD model, which will start at $64,9902, adds a second drive unit, placed at the front of the vehicle to enhance vehicle dynamics and performance even further for drivers. When orders open, customers will now have the option to select from two new exterior colors: Opulent Blue Metallic3 and Crystal White Tricoat3.

Initial deliveries of the AWD model are expected to start in early 2023, with EPA-estimated range expected to be announced closer to the start of production.

Creating a Seamless Charging Experience
All 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ customers will receive the option to choose either two years of unlimited public charging credits at EVgo charging stations or a credit of up to $1,500 toward home charger installation through Qmerit4. Customers who select the home charger installation credit will receive up to $1,500 that can be applied toward an eligible professional installation of a Level 2 (AC) charger or at 240-volt outlet at home through Qmerit, for convenient, quick charging of the LYRIQ’s battery5.

For customers looking to install a home charger, Cadillac can help throughout the process. Every Cadillac LYRIQ comes with a portable dual-level cordset charger, which enables customers to charge their vehicles from both 120-volt and 240-volt outlets. Through Cadillac accessories, customers will be able to purchase faster 11.5 kilowatt or 19.2kW wall-mounted charging stations. By installing a 240-volt outlet or wall charger, customers can reduce the time it takes to charge a depleted battery from 3 days to overnight6.

For installation assistance, Cadillac is working with Qmerit, a nationwide network to help owners find qualified, experienced Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment installers.

“This unique offer will elevate our customers’ experience with the LYRIQ, helping them make a smoother, more transparent transition to all-electric driving,” said Harvey. “Like the LYRIQ itself, the charging experience will set the standard for customers’ EV experiences.”   

LYRIQ Drives the Future
The all-new LYRIQ elevates an iconic brand, building on a century of Cadillac’s design and technology innovations to usher in a new era in electric luxury vehicles.

It is designed with premier technologies and stirring performance capabilities, enabled by the vehicle’s dedicated electric architecture. A 12-module, 100 kWh battery pack delivers a Cadillac-estimated 340 horsepower and 325 lb-ft (440 Nm) of torque in the RWD model, while the AWD model amps up the output, with the addition of a second drive unit that raises capability with an estimated 500 horsepower.

The AWD model is further distinguished with performance-oriented driving dynamics with power flowing through all four wheels, along with a 3,500-pound trailering capacity7.

The LYRIQ RWD model offers an EPA-estimated range of 312 miles with a full charge1. That range is optimized with the Ultium Platform’s energy recovery system, which can capture and repurpose waste energy from the battery. In addition to optimizing range, the system can also help reduce battery energy needed for heating, increase charging speed and even contribute to the vehicle’s performance driving dynamics.  

When it comes to charging, LYRIQ offers at-home Level 2 (AC) charge rates of up to 19.2 kW, which can add up to 52 miles of range per hour of charge8. It also features DC fast charging rates of up to 190 kW, enabling an estimated 76 miles of range in about 10 minutes6 of charging time.

Artfully Integrated Technology
Cadillac’s user experience9 system and 33-inch-diagonal advanced LED display, artfully integrate the driver information center, navigation and infotainment systems to communicate information to customers in an organic, intuitive way.

Additional technologies are designed to immerse the driver and passengers and enhance their journey. Highlights include:

  • AKG Studio 19-speaker audio system, including headrest speakers, is a Cadillac-exclusive feature that employs advanced technologies, including Adaptive Volume and Surround Technology, to create an immersive listening experience
  • Google Built-In10 compatibility offers a helpful and personalized way to enhance the in-vehicle experience, with Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play delivering access to hands-free help, live traffic updates, favorite apps and more
  • Next-generation Active Noise Cancellation helps cancel out undesirable sounds coming from the roadway. This technology, when combined with LYRIQ’s Electric Vehicle Sound Enhancement, which balances and blends the propulsion system’s sounds, creates a luxurious and quiet cabin.

The Cadillac LYRIQ is produced at GM’s Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly facility11, which received a $2 billion investment to support electric vehicle production. An additional $2.3 billion is being invested in an all-new battery cell manufacturing plant at Spring Hill, by Ultium Cells LLC, the joint venture between GM and LG Energy Solution.

 

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2023 Cadillac LYRIQ Drives Closer to Delivery (gm.com)

David posted Cadillac News: Cadillac LYRIQ Delivery Grows Closer in Cadillac.


Cadillac has announced new details in the brand’s transformation to an electric future and a transformative EV customer experience, including ordering information, pricing and EPA-estimated range for the 2023 LYRIQ RWD.

Cadillac also announced a special charging offer, designed to simplify the charging experience for LYRIQ customers.

“These are important steps for Cadillac, as we make good on our promise to deliver an EV offering more than 300 miles of range and move toward an all-electric portfolio by 2030,” said Global Cadillac Vice President Rory Harvey. “Cadillac will define the future of luxury transportation through its range of forthcoming EVs, and it all begins with LYRIQ.”

Ordering for the 2023 LYRIQ RWD and AWD models will open on May 19, with RWD deliveries expected starting this fall. Deliveries of the 2023 LYRIQ Debut Edition, which was available through reservation only, will begin this summer.

The LYRIQ RWD model offers an EPA-estimated 312 miles of range on a full charge1 and has a starting MSRP of $62,9902. The AWD model, which will start at $64,9902, adds a second drive unit, placed at the front of the vehicle to enhance vehicle dynamics and performance even further for drivers. When orders open, customers will now have the option to select from two new exterior colors: Opulent Blue Metallic3 and Crystal White Tricoat3.

Initial deliveries of the AWD model are expected to start in early 2023, with EPA-estimated range expected to be announced closer to the start of production.

Creating a Seamless Charging Experience
All 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ customers will receive the option to choose either two years of unlimited public charging credits at EVgo charging stations or a credit of up to $1,500 toward home charger installation through Qmerit4. Customers who select the home charger installation credit will receive up to $1,500 that can be applied toward an eligible professional installation of a Level 2 (AC) charger or at 240-volt outlet at home through Qmerit, for convenient, quick charging of the LYRIQ’s battery5.

For customers looking to install a home charger, Cadillac can help throughout the process. Every Cadillac LYRIQ comes with a portable dual-level cordset charger, which enables customers to charge their vehicles from both 120-volt and 240-volt outlets. Through Cadillac accessories, customers will be able to purchase faster 11.5 kilowatt or 19.2kW wall-mounted charging stations. By installing a 240-volt outlet or wall charger, customers can reduce the time it takes to charge a depleted battery from 3 days to overnight6.

For installation assistance, Cadillac is working with Qmerit, a nationwide network to help owners find qualified, experienced Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment installers.

“This unique offer will elevate our customers’ experience with the LYRIQ, helping them make a smoother, more transparent transition to all-electric driving,” said Harvey. “Like the LYRIQ itself, the charging experience will set the standard for customers’ EV experiences.”   

LYRIQ Drives the Future
The all-new LYRIQ elevates an iconic brand, building on a century of Cadillac’s design and technology innovations to usher in a new era in electric luxury vehicles.

It is designed with premier technologies and stirring performance capabilities, enabled by the vehicle’s dedicated electric architecture. A 12-module, 100 kWh battery pack delivers a Cadillac-estimated 340 horsepower and 325 lb-ft (440 Nm) of torque in the RWD model, while the AWD model amps up the output, with the addition of a second drive unit that raises capability with an estimated 500 horsepower.

The AWD model is further distinguished with performance-oriented driving dynamics with power flowing through all four wheels, along with a 3,500-pound trailering capacity7.

The LYRIQ RWD model offers an EPA-estimated range of 312 miles with a full charge1. That range is optimized with the Ultium Platform’s energy recovery system, which can capture and repurpose waste energy from the battery. In addition to optimizing range, the system can also help reduce battery energy needed for heating, increase charging speed and even contribute to the vehicle’s performance driving dynamics.  

When it comes to charging, LYRIQ offers at-home Level 2 (AC) charge rates of up to 19.2 kW, which can add up to 52 miles of range per hour of charge8. It also features DC fast charging rates of up to 190 kW, enabling an estimated 76 miles of range in about 10 minutes6 of charging time.

Artfully Integrated Technology
Cadillac’s user experience9 system and 33-inch-diagonal advanced LED display, artfully integrate the driver information center, navigation and infotainment systems to communicate information to customers in an organic, intuitive way.

Additional technologies are designed to immerse the driver and passengers and enhance their journey. Highlights include:

AKG Studio 19-speaker audio system, including headrest speakers, is a Cadillac-exclusive feature that employs advanced technologies, including Adaptive Volume and Surround Technology, to create an immersive listening experience Google Built-In10 compatibility offers a helpful and personalized way to enhance the in-vehicle experience, with Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play delivering access to hands-free help, live traffic updates, favorite apps and more Next-generation Active Noise Cancellation helps cancel out undesirable sounds coming from the roadway. This technology, when combined with LYRIQ’s Electric Vehicle Sound Enhancement, which balances and blends the propulsion system’s sounds, creates a luxurious and quiet cabin.

The Cadillac LYRIQ is produced at GM’s Spring Hill, Tennessee assembly facility11, which received a $2 billion investment to support electric vehicle production. An additional $2.3 billion is being invested in an all-new battery cell manufacturing plant at Spring Hill, by Ultium Cells LLC, the joint venture between GM and LG Energy Solution.

 

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2023 Cadillac LYRIQ Drives Closer to Delivery (gm.com)


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ccap41

For comparison's sake;

XT6 starts at $48,595

Aviator starts at $51,780

Yep, that makes more sense to me. It just didn't seem to be larger, let along THAT much larger, than an XT6 to me. 

Robert Hall

Very different proportions.  The Lyriq has a low roofline and long hood, the XT6 is more blocky and tall.  Kind of like comparing the Velar with the Discovery maybe. 

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trinacriabob replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


My "random" 10,000th post.

(some 16 1/2 years later)

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trinacriabob replied to Cars you may have spotted in May.


Spotted two days ago, VW's Passat has come a long way and is now a fairly substantial car ...

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Spotted yesterday around the Houston Galleria, I also saw another Porsche (Panamera 4 door, maybe) in this exact same new color (a lot of enamel paint jobs on expensive cars lately) some 5 minutes earlier ...

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