Cadillac canceled a launch event for Lyriq, the company’s first electric SUV based on General Motors’ new electric vehicle platform, scheduled for April 2,media reported. As for the update date has not yet been determined. Last week, GM unveiled Lyriq at the “EV Day” event in Warren, Michigan.
Lyriq is expected to be Cadillac’s first electric luxury SUV, followed by celestiq.
Michael T. Albano, cadillac and GM’s director of public relations for product development, said the two companies are currently evaluating future plans and will update them soon.
“Our top priority is the safety of our media guests and employees,” Albano said in an email. “
Just two weeks ago, the Geneva Motor Show, one of the industry’s most dazzling auto trade shows, was cancelled for similar reasons. However, the Lyriq launch was one of the first auto industry events in the United States to be canceled. The SUV was originally scheduled to debut in Los Angeles, California, but last week the city declared a health emergency, so far 14 people have tested positive for the virus.