Cadillac has begun pre-production of the Lyriq electric crossover, due to go on sale later this year as a 2023 model, opening a new chapter in the brand’s electrification efforts. Based on the Ultium platform, the production version of the Lyriq has stayed quite close to the concept first shown in 2020, with GM keeping most of the futuristic exterior along with a versatile and upscale interior.

The Cadillac Lyriq will be the first electric vehicle to debut for the marque and will sit upon GM’s BEV3 platform – part of its parent company’s decried strategy to release 20 new EVs by 2023.

Since making its official debut in August of 2020, we have learned (and covered) much about the Lyriq, including its three-foot display, Heads Up AR Display, and infotainment system aimed to compete with Tesla’s UX.

Following a production unveiling this past August, we learned the Cadillac Lyriq will also start just below $60k at $58,795. As a result, the Lyriq sold out in just 19 minutes. As we anticipate deliveries in 2022, Cadillac has recently shared footage of its latest prototype before entering full-fledged production.

Initial deliveries of the Lyriq in the US are expected to begin in March of 2022.