Why Doesn't the Cadillac Lyriq Have This Common EV Feature?

The Cadillac Lyriq doesn't offer a truck in the normal spot you'd expect one on an electric car. What else is unique about Cadillac's new EV?
Written by Jane Lu
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
Sep 20, 2021
The
Cadillac
Lyriq is missing a front trunk—also known as a "frunk". This is a common
electric vehicle
(EV) feature but the auto manufacturer chose not to include it for the Lyriq which was released in April.
The Lyriq has a popular design, and it might have been confusing to people excited about the Lyriq why Cadillac didn’t add more cargo space.
CarBuzz
tells us why Cadillac decided to skip on the front trunk.
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Cadillac focused on a large rear trunk for the Lyriq

According to CarBuzz, the Chief Engineer of the Cadillac Lyriq said they wanted to prioritize the rear cargo space on the electric SUV. He said that this will help the Lyriq stand out from its rivals and offer the "largest cargo volume in its competitive set."
Kate Minter, a spokesperson for Cadillac says that they are competing with vehicles like the audi e-tron and the Jaguar I-Pace. The Lyriq offers 60.8 cubes of space in the back of the SUV which is more than the combined space for either of the competing vehicles.
The layout of a large rear cargo space might be more convenient to use compared to two smaller spaces.

How often do electric vehicle owners use front trunks?

Cadillac might be onto something because the front truck is rarely used by EV owners. The shape is typically impractical and hard to store things in. But since the Cadillac Lyriq is still new, there’s not a lot of evidence about how well the rear storage area can be used.
This luxury SUV is made to be stylish with great handling and seamless technology implemented. These might be bigger factors to consider than whether or not there is a front trunk included.
Sadly, if you’re in the market for a frunk with your EV,
Tesla
vehicles are still one of your best bets.

Electric vehicle designs are still changing

If you don’t follow news on electric vehicles, you might be confused about all the new features. Some cars can have both a rear and tiny front trunk or no rear trunk at all. In the past decade, more and more EVs have been released.
As states work harder to phase out
gas-powered cars
, you’ll likely see EVs continue to grow and evolve. Auto manufacturers and policymakers want to make the transition to electric as smooth as possible. You don’t want to feel like you’re losing something when you move from gas to electric.
Car insurance costs
are also a consideration for drivers looking to switch to EVs. As EVs become more mainstream, the insurance costs should become more affordable as well. However, just because you have a green vehicle, doesn’t mean you have to overpay for car insurance.
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