It's definitely not a design we've seen before.
This week, our colleagues at electrek got the lowdown on the huge, sweeping single-piece digital display in the forthcoming Cadillac Lyriq crossover - a crucial EV stepping stone in Cadillac's route to becoming GM's foremost electric vehicle brand. The display is rather remarkable in itself, serving as an instrument panel, navigation and infotainment controller, and even a controller of various cabin features, like interior lighting and head-up display.
It's an evolution, in a sense, of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade's pair of flowing, overlapped displays, but instead of using a couple of discrete screens, the multiple-function, three-zone display will use a single long, curved piece of glass 33 inches in length and 5 inches tall.
Neat, right? But go ahead and take a closer look at that image, because it contains our first clear look at the 2022 Cadillac Lyriq's stylish rear end. At least, we think it does; it's a rear-end design we certainly haven't seen before, although it's not entirely unlike the Cadillac XT4's derriere. Next to the vehicle in the image are the words "Pre-production vehicle shown."
The screen image in question contains a computer-generated depiction of a silver crossover with a contrasting black roof, the bulk of which is taken up by a gargantuan panoramic glass panel. The taillights curve up at the ends, framing the rear glass, and are connected across the rear hatch by a solid black bar. A second pair of slender, vertical red lights sit below the taillights.
Granted, this isn't exactly our first exposure to the Cadillac Lyriq's design; Cadillac revealed previously that the new crossover would take after the EV concept unveiled last year, and a recent teaser video provided a few quick, tightly cropped glimpses of select design features.