The Cadillac Celestiq is poised to arrive as the luxury marque’s all-new, all-electric, full-size flagship sedan, offering all the very latest tech and comfort features that Caddy can muster. Unsurprisingly, GM Authority has exclusively learned that the Cadillac Celestiq will be built in extremely small numbers.
As GM Authority covered previously, the Cadillac Celestiq will have a hand-built quality to it, with top-shelf materials and opulence at every turn. Additionally, the Celestiq will be extremely customizable, with customers offered myriad opportunities to add their own personal tastes and preferences – for example, if a customer wanted to use wood from a tree on their property for the interior trim, Cadillac will accommodate.
With all that in mind, it makes sense that the Cadillac Celestiq won’t be your typical mass-produced vehicle. What’s more, GM Authority has learned that the Celestiq will only be offered in “affluent areas,” which means it will not be available throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Onboard technology will be plentiful and cutting-edge. Just a few examples include the addition of GM’s next-generation Ultra Cruise semi-autonomous driver assist system, which evolves the GM Super Cruise system to offer self-driving capabilities in 95 percent of all driving scenarios in the U.S. and Canada.
What’s more, the sedan will have a SmartGlass roof with programmable opacity levels, providing even more customization opportunities.
The interior layout will incorporate a 2+2 seating arrangement, while the exterior styling will pull inspiration from the Cadillac Escala concept that debuted at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Under the skin will be the GM BEV3 platform, while motivation will be sourced from a GM Ultium battery and GM Ultium drive motor powertrain. Pricing is expected to start around the $200,000 mark, making the Cadillac Celestiq the most-expensive Cadillac model ever offered.
The Cadillac Celestiq was originally scheduled for a reveal last year. However, the debut date has been delayed on multiple occasions, and is now set for June, although it is possible the reveal may be pushed back yet again.