DETROIT — Cadillac will open the purchase publications for the Lyriq, its first electric powered car or truck, this spring.

Common Motors’ luxury brand name will commence having new orders for the 2023 Lyriq and the 2023 Lyriq performance all-wheel drive on May 19, Rory Harvey, vice president of world-wide Cadillac, explained to reporters Tuesday.

Not like reservations, the Lyriq orders will be logged immediately into dealers’ units, Harvey said. The system will be the exact same as placing an buy for a CT4, Escalade or any motor vehicle offered currently by way of or a dealership’s website.

Restricted generation of the normal Lyriq with rear-wheel drive is slated to start March 21 in Spring Hill, Tenn. Shipments to dealers will get started in May possibly, Harvey said. Manufacturing of the general performance Lyriq will start out late this 12 months.

Cadillac set a goal for 200,000 handraisers for the Lyriq at the start out of creation, a degree the brand name has in no way realized, Harvey explained. Cadillac defines a “handraiser” as a shopper who displays fascination in the midsize crossover. So much, Cadillac has previously surpassed that target, counting 233,000 prospects as handraisers, Harvey mentioned. Cadillac did not disclose the range of reservations it booked for the Lyriq.

“We have however to tell how quite a few of individuals handraisers will translate into buyer orders, but the total of desire at the second is definitely big,” Harvey reported.

Cadillac plans to build 25,000 Lyriq crossovers at Spring Hill Assembly this calendar year, up drastically from the 3,200 beforehand planned for the reason that of sturdy demand, in accordance to a February Reuters report that cited information presented to suppliers. AutoForecast Remedies expects Cadillac to establish 45,000 Lyriq crossovers every year at the time manufacturing ramps up.