Cadillac Celestiq Among First GM Vehicles To Get Ultra Cruise24
The Cadillac Celestiq luxury sedan will be among the first GM production vehicles to receive its advanced Ultra Cruise autonomous driving assistant, the automaker announced today.
During its CES 2022 presentation, GM confirmed the upcoming Cadillac Celestiq, a full-size battery-electric luxury sedan expected to cost around $200,000, would be among the first vehicles to integrate Ultra Cruise when it enters production in 2023. Compared to the existing Super Cruise system, which only enables hands-free driving on highways, Ultra Cruise is described as a “door-to-door” hands-free driving system that will enable hands-free operation in 95 percent of all traffic scenarios.
“Customers will be able to travel truly hands-free with Ultra Cruise across nearly every road including city streets, subdivision streets and paved rural roads, in addition to highways,” the automaker said of the system previously.
Super Cruise will remain in the GM portfolio following the introduction of Ultra Cruise, serving as a less expensive driving assistant for the automaker’s mass-market products. As such, the automaker plans to expand Super Cruise’s availability to 22 models by 2023, including on more affordable Chevy, Buick and GMC products.
The Cadillac Celestiq, meanwhile, is the forthcoming flagship product from the American luxury brand and will target other pricy, high-end luxury sedans like the Mercedes-AMG EQS. The Celestiq will be built atop the GM BEV3 all-electric platform, incorporating its Ultium modular battery technology and Ultium drive motor technology. The sedan will also be styled after the sleek Cadillac Escala concept, commanding attention with large, expressive exterior dimensions and a swooping fastback profile.
As GM Authority covered previously, the Cadillac Celestiq will also incorporate a unique SPD-SmartGlass roof, which will allow individual passengers to control the opacity of their respective roof section to either let in more light or block out light.
The Cadillac Celestiq is expected to make its official debut sometime this year, so be sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Cadillac Celestiq news, Cadillac news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
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Just show the car already.
I know, it’s getting ridiculous. First it was supposed to be this past April, then July/August, then silence.
And now they are using CES to show yet another concept car, the ridiculous InnerSpace, which of course will never reach production.
Are we really surprised though? Typical Cadillac, over-promise, under-deliver. Or in the case of their gorgeous concept cars like the Cien, Sixteen, Ciel, Elmiraj and Escala, not deliver at all
Beginning of February! 😉
Wow, really?? Well thank you, I’m gonna trust you on that, but if February comes and goes I’m coming back to this comment LOL
Its gonna be a showcar or a pre-production Celestiq?
From what I understand pre production, just like there was only 1 Lyriq in existence for a long time.
Who is coming up with these names? racial bias could actually hurt sales. I thought they would have learned after the No-va!
Celestiq- positioned in or relating to the sky, or outer space as observed in astronomy.
“a celestial body”
Just waiting on that racial bias lawsuit from the celestial Jeff 🙄
Beginning of February! 😉
Are you sure?
I second that question.
I expect such an expensive EV to include self parking and retrieval. Just press a fob button and the car will start, roll out of the parking space to you, stop and open the door!
Some years ago, when gm announced a $200,000 price tag for this phantom car, it was unbelievable but given that they’re pricing their EV pickup at $105,000, I suppose a $200,000 EV Cadillac sedan sounds like a natural extension. I don’t know who they expect to sell very many of either one to but it at least now makes more sense.
Celestiq will be very low volume to “ultra high net worth” individuals. People are beating the doors down for Hummer and Lyriq. I hope it continues for Celestiq.
Doubt it. You can’t jump that high without establishing the right to be there. And for the record, the Escalade doesn’t count as it is widely known the Escalade could be a brand unto itself. That’s been my observation. No matter how great the car is. Smart money would hover around the 110k to 125k mark. Then inch your way up. While Cadillac is an iconic brand they haven’t produced a truly compelling luxury sedan in a good while and they all but eliminated the perfect stair step vehicle in the removal of the CT6 from the US market. The better move would’ve been to keep that here, build the Escala at the 130k price point then this would be a no-brainer IMO.
The Celestiq is a beautiful car with a stupid name that is way over priced for a Cadillac. I can only hope that Cadillac plans to develop and market a couple of sedans to fill in the $50,000 to $100,000 gap in their portfolio.
I owned 6 Cadillacs and since the last CTS where they cut so many features and produced a poor to average ride, I couldn’t find myself ever buying another Cadillac. With their pricing and cuts they will be crushed by the foreign car marked.
You must be out of touch with reality. The last CTS had more features than the two CTS generations before it, and rode significantly better, too.
Jack – Those were rumors that said the Cadillac CELESTIQ was going to be revealed last year. GM CEO Mary Barra confirmed during the CES presentation that the Cadillac CELESTIQ will be revealed in early 2022, stay tuned.
Fair enough, thanks Justin. I guess then I don’t understand why they can’t give a firm date though. Just saying early 2022 sounds like a movable goal post. I’m very suspicious with Cadillac, they don’t have the best track record of delivering on promises.
$200 000.00 For a Caddy???? LOL. Cadillac has lost it’s way unfortunately. Making models and discontinuing them every 2 years. GM has too many fat cats including Mary Bara at the helm.
GM/Cadillac keep saying there is no demand for a full-sized luxury sedan in the U.S. so why are Audi, Mercedes, Genesis and other high-end manufacturers still developing and selling full-sized luxury sedans that people can afford.
Mary is killing the industry and a once world leading marquee in Cadillac. Not everybody wants a mall-crawler, a CUV, SUV or a compact car like the CT4 and CT5. I have 2-CT6’s and will drive them until the wheels fall off. GM can develop a CT6 for China, so why not for the U.S. buyers that want that car?