Over two years after we first noticed the automobile in particular person at a non-public, no-cameras-allowed GM EV Day, we will lastly present you the Cadillac Celestiq. Cadillac has formally revealed the Celestiq present automobile, an electrical halo sedan meant to be an costly and uncommon aspirational car, and, together with the just lately launched Lyriq electrical crossover, a glimpse into the way forward for Cadillac design.
Impressed by Cadillac’s 120-year historical past — particularly pre-war V16 coaches and the 1957 Eldorado Brougham — this Celestiq present automobile is not only a tribute to the previous, but additionally a giant step ahead into the all-electric model Cadillac will change into. It makes use of GM’s new Ultium electrical powertrain know-how, in addition to the automaker’s subsequent technology of hands-free driving know-how, known as Extremely Cruise.
On the skin, the hand-built Celestiq is prolonged in profile, with an extended, low hood extending previous the large wheels up entrance, and the rear roofline tapering to completion on the lip spoiler atop the rear fascia. Just like the Lyriq, Lighting is a giant a part of the Celestiq’s outward persona. Along with the vertical lighting on both facet of it, the grille lights up in a heat smile, punctuated by an illuminated Cadillac badge within the middle. The rear lighting components start on the perimeters of the automobile and lengthen round to the again. There’s additionally an illuminated crest on the rear, together with a light-up “Celestiq” nameplate.
Many screens and extra colourful lighting deliver the lounge-like inside to life. The centerpiece is a 55-inch LED show stretching throughout the sprint. It options “digital digital blinds” for privateness to permit the passenger to look at movies with out distracting the motive force. A display screen resides on the again of every of the entrance headrests, in addition to two extra touchscreen controllers between the entrance and rear seats. We see some backlit door panel designs just like these within the Lyriq. There’s additionally a “Sensible Glass Roof” with “Suspended Particle Gadget” know-how, permitting for 4 zones of variable lighting — one for every passenger.
So far as specs, Cadillac continues to be reserving lots of particulars for a later date. Nonetheless, of us at Cadillac had lots to say in regards to the car.
“The Celestiq present automobile is the purest expression of Cadillac,” stated Magalie Debellis, Cadillac Superior Design Supervisor. “It brings to life probably the most built-in expressions of design and innovation within the model’s historical past, coalescing in a defining assertion of a real Cadillac flagship.”
Coloration & Trim Artistic Designer Laetitia Lopez stated, “We’ve mixed the great thing about operate with the great thing about type. We needed to rethink all elements to immerse the client, all of their senses, and create a reference to the car via the best real supplies, distinctive detailing and superior know-how.”
Cadillac has not but introduced timing for manufacturing of the Celestiq, however we all know it will likely be hand-built, permitting for loads of customization. GM just lately introduced an $81 million funding at its tech middle in Warren, Mich., the place the Celestiq shall be produced.