Not good. This coronavirus outbreak is just incredible, we now have entire leagues like the NBA shutting down until further notice, no March Madness this year, etc. Schools here in the Cleveland area are all shutting down. It's unbelievable.Cadillac has postponed the debut of the Lyriq EV due to Coronavirus. It was originally schedule to take place at an event on April 2 in Los Angeles.
At this rate it seems like the Hummer reveal could be in jeopardy.
A statement from Cadillac regarding the move reads, in part:
"Out of an abundance of caution, we have made the difficult decision to delay the Cadillac LYRIQ reveal in Los Angeles, California on April 2nd. We are currently evaluating a different approach and we hope to show the EV to the world soon. Our top priority is the safety of our media guests and employees."
No rain date has been announced. But if the cancellation of the Geneva motor show is anything to go by, you don't necessarily need a big in-person reveal to get global eyes on your new models. Depending on how long the coronavirus threat continues, we wouldn't write off the possibility of a virtual debut.
Cadillac's future, deferred: Lyriq EV reveal postponed due to coronavirusThe debut of the Lyriq—Cadillac's first production EV— was slated for April 2, but it has been cancelled with no rain date yet announced.www.autoweek.com
I can live without seeing the Lyriq for a while, but I don't think I can handle them postponing the Hummer release lol. AT A MINIMUM, they should livestream the reveal - I've been waiting for this day since the first rumors of Hummer's return broke last June, and I can't wait anymore!