The Cadillac Celestiq will be a hand-built, ultra-premium luxury sedan with an extensive options list and impressive technology like GM Ultra Cruise and a SmartGlass roof. It should be no surprise, then, that this full-size four-door will also carry a steep asking price of around $300,000.
While previous reports pegged the Celestiq’s price at around $200,000, a more recent article from The Wall Street Journal indicates it will actually cost around $300,000. This will allegedly depend on the options and features chosen, so it seems possible the starting price will still be closer to $200,000, with a pricy features menu capable of easily pushing the transaction price closer to $300,000. Customers that shop at this end of the spectrum are typically quite eager to load their vehicle up with options, as well.
GM plans to build fewer than 500 examples of the battery-electric luxury sedan a year, with production set to commence in a new high-end facility on its Warren Tech center campus in late 2023. The main purpose of the vehicle will be to showcase the latest Cadillac technologies, the Wall Street Journal report said, such as GM’s Ultium modular battery design and Ultium Drive family of electric motors. The Celestiq will also debut GM’s new Ultra Cruise semi-autonomous driving tech, which enables hands-free operation in 95 percent of all driving scenarios.
The exterior of the Cadillac Celestiq will pull inspiration from the Cadillac Escala concept that debuted at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, while the interior will adopt a spacious 2+2 seating arrangement and a pillar-to-pillar central display screen. The sedan will tap GM’s dedicated BEV3 electric vehicle platform and will come standard with all-wheel drive and four-wheel steering.
The Cadillac Celestiq is expected to make its debut in show car form later this year. In the meantime, be sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Cadillac Celestiq news, Cadillac news, GM electric vehicle news, GM technology news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.