General Motors is transitioning to an all-electric future, and Cadillac will lead the way with a host of innovative new technology features. The tip of the tech spear, so to speak, will be the Cadillac Celestiq, the luxury marque’s forthcoming all-electric full-size flagship sedan. Now, GM Authority has learned that the new Cadillac Celestiq may be unveiled in June.
So far, the Cadillac Celestiq has been somewhat elusive. Initially, General Motors planned to unveil the new flagship in April of 2021, later pushing the reveal back to July or August, and again later to early in the 2022 calendar year. Obviously, that reveal never took place, and now, we’re hearing that June of 2022 could be the month we finally see Caddy’s latest and greatest four-door.
Of course, we should mention that the June reveal is still very much tentative, and could easily change to some later date.
As for what we know so far, the Cadillac Celestiq will ride on the GM BEV3 platform and incorporate the automaker’s latest Ultium battery and Ultium drive motor technologies. The exterior design of the flagship sedan will draw inspiration from the Cadillac Escala concept that debuted at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 2016, presenting sleek lines and a front end that shares some cues with the Cadillac Lyriq crossover. The grille will also be studded with LEDs.
Moving into the cabin, the Cadillac Celestiq will feature a wealth of top-shelf materials and high-tech goodies laid out in a 2+2 seating arrangement. The roof will be made from SmartGlass with programmable opacity, and the sedan will be among the first vehicles to offer the next-gen GM Ultra Cruise semi-autonomous driver assist system.
As for the powertrain, the Cadillac Celestiq is expected to be available with rear-wheel drive as standard and all-wheel drive as optional, with an estimated range up to 400 miles and the sprint to 60 mph completed in just 3 seconds.
Pricing is expected be around $200,000, while production will take place at the GM Factory Zero plant in Michigan.