Cadillac has begun taking orders in China for the Lyriq, its first full electric crossover.
Customers, beginning Nov. 17, can initially place orders for the rear-wheel drive, long-range version of the Lyriq at a price of 439,700 yuan ($68,811), GM China’s unit said.
The vehicle is produced at SAIC-GM, GM’s passenger vehicle joint venture with SAIC Motor Corp.
The Lyriq can drive for more than 650 kilometers on a full charge or 96 km on a 10-minute charge.
China deliveries are slated to start in mid-2022.
An all-wheel-drive variant of the Lyriq will be introduced at a later time.
While launching Lyriq orders, GM’s luxury brand is set to open its first six Cadillac IQ Spaces in five Chinese cities, including Shanghai and Guangzhou.
The sites allow car shoppers to view, select and order the Lyriq and Cadillac’s future electric products, GM China said.
In the first three quarters, Cadillac’s China sales jumped nearly 20 percent to roughly 180,000, according to figures disclosed by GM China.