Cadillac has cancelled the upcoming debut of the Lyriq, an all-electric mid-sized SUV designed to be an entry level into luxurious model’s new EV lineup, over considerations in regards to the COVID-19 outbreak.
GM’s luxurious model had deliberate to disclose the Lyriq on April 2 at an occasion in Los Angeles.
COVID-19, a illness brought on by a brand new virus that could be a member of the coronavirus household and an in depth cousin to the SARS and MERS viruses which have triggered outbreaks prior to now, has triggered governments and corporations to cancel tech, enterprise and automotive occasions world wide. The Geneva Worldwide Motor Present was cancelled, in addition to MWC in Barcelona and the SXSW competition in Austin, Texas.
The GM model stated in an announcement that the occasion was being cancelled “out of an abundance of warning.”
Right here’s the assertion from Cadillac:
As you might be conscious, the state of affairs in relation to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) outbreak within the U.S. continues to develop. Now, a number of states have declared a State of Emergency and the variety of instances continues to climb.
Out of an abundance of warning, we’ve got made the troublesome choice to cancel the Cadillac LYRIQ reveal in Los Angeles, California on April 2nd. We’re at the moment evaluating future plans and might be contact quickly with an replace. Our prime precedence is the security of our media company and workers. We have now been working with GM Medical and Safety to observe the state of affairs intently and have been following suggestions for the U.S. Facilities for Illness Management and the World Well being Group.
The Lyriq is only one in a roster of electrical autos that GM plans to convey to market within the subsequent two years. The automaker revealed March four a sweeping plan to supply and promote EVs that hinges on a brand new electrical structure that can assist a variety of merchandise throughout all of its manufacturers, together with Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC. The EV portfolio will embody every part from compact vehicles and work vehicles to giant premium SUVs and efficiency autos.
This modular structure, known as “Ultium,” might be able to 19 completely different battery and drive unit configurations, 400-volt and 800-volt packs with storage starting from 50 kWh to 200 kWh, and front-, rear- and all-wheel drive configurations.
The Cruise Origin, a self-driving, electrical shared automobile that was proven in January, was the primary product beneath this new EV technique to be revealed to the general public. The reveal of Cadillac Lyriq SUV was supposed to come back subsequent, adopted by the GMC Hummer EV on Could 20. The Hummer occasion has not been cancelled.