Up until now, Cadillac has used a system of numbers and letters to name all of its models. That’s about to change, starting with the new Cadillac Lyriq. The all-new, all-electric crossover is the first vehicle in the Cadillac lineup to feature an actual moniker. It’s also the first Cadillac crossover to run entirely on electric power.
Although the naming method is shifting, Cadillac is still maintaining a meaningful pattern to the process. They will gradually replace all CT# and XT# names with names that end in “iq.” By ending the new names with “iq,” Cadillac intends to denote its dedication to producing electric vehicles and models that find harmony between nature and advanced technology and design.
Not surprisingly, the Lyriq name was inspired by music. The Cadillac brand has more mentions in songs than other brands, and the name pays homage to that.
The company chose the “iq” ending for its novel appearance and its familiar sound. When pronounced out loud, the ending sounds like “ick,” similar to the sound at the end of Cadillac. Together, the make and model name produce a satisfying sound that rolls off the tongue.
The new Cadillac Lyriq EV debuted in August, and features an Ultium battery that’s expected to deliver 300 miles of range on a full charge.* Find out more about this thrilling model, or any of the brand’s other elegant offerings, when you call us at Atzenhoffer Cadillac.
*Based on initial Cadillac testing. Official EPA estimates not yet available. Your actual range may vary based on several factors, including temperature, terrain, battery age, and how you use and maintain your vehicle.