GM Teases Cadillac Celestiq Interior Details68
GM has released a new series of teaser images that provide a glimpse of various interior features for the Cadillac Celestiq show car, teeing up the future release of the full-production Cadillac Celestiq luxury halo sedan.
In an announcement, Cadillac states that the Celestiq show car draws its design inspiration “from periods of Cadillac’s 120-year heritage for a bold vision of the future,” combining “exceptional craftsmanship and technology.”
“The Celestiq exterior and interior were designed together to reflect a holistic vision of what American luxury can be,” said Cadillac interior design manager, Tristan Murphy. “With Celestiq, we’ve created an even higher level of craft, allowing us to add that beautiful sense of movement through the cabin.”
The images released tease a variety of different features for the Cadillac Celestiq show car, including the center console, metal overlays for the speakers, the seats, seat adjustment controls, and even the door hinges. A few exterior elements are also shown, such as a taillight, a fender, and a wheel.
Although impressive, each image includes a disclaimer that the vehicle shown is the Cadillac Celestiq show car, and that the features are not for sale. That said, the final production version of the sedan will offer a hand-built quality to it that will also be extremely customizable. As GM Authority exclusively covered previously, that means custom details on par with the Bespoke departments at Rolls-Royce and Bentley – for example, customers can elect to use wood from a specific tree of their choosing for the interior trim.
Production numbers will be very low, with limited quantities sold only in “affluent areas.” Standout features include GM’s next-generation Ultra Cruise semi-autonomous driver assist system, as well as a SmartGlass roof with programmable opacity levels that will provide further customization opportunities.
The cabin space will incorporate a 2+2 seating arrangement for passengers, while the powertrain and drivetrain will incorporate the latest GM Ultium battery and GM Ultium drive motor technologies. Pricing is expected to start around $200,000.
Further details on the Cadillac Celestiq show car are expected through the summer, with production vehicle availability to be announced at a later date.
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That’s some high quality plastic I see.
Joe Biden is the worst president of all time.
AGREED! Bring down gas prices!
A President has little power over the market forces of the world oil market.
The Republican run oil companies have stopped any legislation to stop price gauging.
Actually the President does have some power/leverage over the US oil companies. The problem is that Joe Biden condemned the oil companies to extinction; they are not going to cooperate with him. It would be different if we had a president that worked with industry better to do a smoother transition to some alternative fuel vehicles. The country is in a desperate need for a new refinery. No provisions have been made to have one. The US oil companies have been making a slow transition to alternative resources, and they have not been investing as much in new oil exploration. The climate for oil exploration has been made much more difficult by the Biden administration. He should at least have the courtesy to meet with the oil executives in person.
Uh Bill,, Did Joe Biden tell the public while he was campaigning that he was going to shut down the fossil fuel industry? YES. Is he meeting directly with Oil executives at the White House or is he letting his staff do it? THE STAFF IS MEETING WITH HIM. How do expect the business world to work with government without cooperation. Yes, the Oil industry makes great profits…. So if they are so profitable.. invest in them . I’m sure most people that have mutual funds have oil stocks. DO I love the Oil industry? NO, I think there need to be additional responsibilities on the Oil industry with regards to any changes in the environment. And by the way. I’m a registered democrat: A Truman Democrat.
The decisions (like shutting down a massive pipeline project on his first day in office) made by the sitting president can affect local gas prices, the oil market is a big factor but not the only one.
300 Leading historians give the worst President title to Don The Con Trump, with James Buchanan slightly ahead.
Trump tried to overthrow the US Government & make himself a Banana Republic Dictator & Buchanan prompted the Southerners Succession.
@ Cadillac Man
I’m loving that interior!
Trump is a putler’s coc k sucker.
Why the hell is this comment thread so political? What’s Trump or Biden got to do with anything here?
when isnt it political?
When people don’t make it political.
which is rare at this point. god forbid gm authority publish an article that relates to the current or previous admin. the comments fall into the rabbit hole so much so that you’d tend to think your on a info wars website.
People can speak about whatever they want here, you don’t like it start your own website where you can be the dictator and decide what’s allowed and what’s not.
Exactly. I have been asking myself the same thing for years now.
There are soooooo many Political sites one can visit….Just saying.
Because they are pathetic losers with nothing else to do.
Interior looks mighty cheap. Guess that’s to be expected since it’s still gm.
These comments never cease to get me to laugh. There’s always a “this teaser image showing next to nothing is more than enough for me to judge material quality” guy on every forum.
The way you continue to respond to any comment that says anything you don’t like about this car amazes me. You act like you designed and hand built it yourself. It’s my opinion I’m sorry it triggers you that bad. You are definitely obsessed with me you always comment under anything I say.
I don’t even know who you are, as I don’t look at usernames when I comment or respond. All I know is that your comment here was equal parts hilarious and ridiculous.
As far as designing and hand-building the car, the most advanced thing I ever designed and hand-built was a popsicle stick birdhouse back in 3rd grade. I’ll send you a teaser shot of it if you want to try to judge its interior material quality 😉
It is ok I know who you are and I know you have sources that are legit.
I agree they show a corner of a dash and right away the trolls come out. I suspect we may see this come August at Pebble Beach and really know what it is like then.
Nobody was talking to you.
Who is talking? Everyone here is typing. Can you hear written text?
Wondering how anyone can tell what materials are used from a picture? Everything I see could be leather, stainless and aluminum. I’m not a fan of the whole idea of this car but I don’t feel the need to knock the quality and craftsmanship until it has been seen and touched in person.
Indeed, all of the AKG speaker grills that Cadillac has been using since their introduction has been metal, that’s not changing.
I agree looks like the usual garbage Cadillac puts out. Funny thing some of these clowns said this would compete with rolls royce
Did you ever own a Cadillac ? I doubt it .
Those seats have a similar design of the ’60 era Cadillacs. I’m liking of what I’m seeing here.
There’s a bunch of other color options available as well. There’s a blue in particular that looks sweet, similar to the Lincoln Navigator’s “Flight Blue” interior.
The color sequencing is definitely one of the callbacks to Cadillac’s better years.
elvis has arrived.
OMG! A Cadillac with a power Headrests. Haven’t seen one since 2004 Seville.
Nothing about this interior screams “new” or “bespoke quality.” These are readily available on S-Class-level cars. And Celestiq is supposed to be 2x the price of the S-Class?
Metal grilles… leather… finally having power headrests… sorry Cadillac. There’s nothing here that justifies a $200K price.
I like what I’m seeing so far. Bringing back design features from the Art Deco Era.
And even more importantly, throwing a modern twist on them. If simply rehashing the past was the golden formula, the Chevy HHR and 2000’s Thunderbird would be automotive legends.
Finding a balance between the intricate, detailed Art Deco look and the smooth, aero minimalism of the future is a huge task. Let’s hope the full, finished product gets it all right.
A predictable comment. You are consistent if anything. For 10 + years here and GMI.
Everyone loves a broken record.
It’s not the color. It’s all the light-up “Galvano” surfaces and tacky blue LEDs and shiny pieces. The effect isn’t one of a $200,000 car. This follows the Lyriq where luxury is a plastic panel with a glitzy LED light show. This is why Cadillac needed to get out of Detroit.
This is an ambient lighting. You can choose your fav color. Also the light all across the seat looks cool. Eqs also has this feature.
I love what I see so far. Attention to the small details is what Cadillac always needed and now its here.
Also I don’t think the RR interiors are untouchable. They look conservative af. I’d say dated. Architecture is dated af. They just use great materials and that it. Thats the trick.
If this car had the RR Ghost’s interior everybody would be pissed like oh look another dated interior from Cadillac. Lmfao
Im pretty sure this interior will ouclass everything. From the RR to the I7.
Put the crack pipe down it’s starting to effect your mind.
Cadillac will be great again. But we need real wise guys to drive the lol
Just out of curiosity have you ever been inside a rolls royce? I mean actually inside not pictures?
Yeah. Great materials and dated architecture. Or they just all it conservative not dated.
CELESTIQ will be priced around $300,000. Putting it in the same league as the Bentley Mulsaanne and Rolls Royce Ghost.
What are you talking about. Led lightning/metal shiny stuff is a must today!!! Otherwise you will get another Ct6 interior with cheap black plastic button everybody were b1tching about.
I’ve been reading for years that Caddy’s interiors could not compete with the european interiors.
Oh, there is no ambient lighting inside, oh these stupid plastic button from the cheap models. Oh, look how simple it looks. Oh, look at the S-class look how they executed each small detail. Oh, look how many metal europeans use etc.
And these complaints were 100 deserved and correct. And I was one of them who was complaining.
And now when they are finally making the world class interiors like in Lyriq or here you want them to return to the past? Lol
No, thanks. I don’t want another xt6/ct6/xt whatever interior. Even the Escalade’s interior is not good enough except that beautiful dash.
Everything else (buttons, shifter) look cheap. And I’m pretty sure they will change then with the upcoming facelift.
You don’t like the ambient light color? Change it. You dont want it at all then turn it off lol.
Btw I see an ambient light around the sear and this is awesome. Love it.
Cadillac is on the right direction now. And btw if you look at the lyriq you will see there is good balance.
Well done Cadillac.
What are talking about Ci2eye?
This is an ambient light. Its a must today. You can always change the color or turn it off. A lot of metal, attention to the small details is a must today. Ive been praying for this direction for years now. And finally it has started with the Escalade(partly) . Partly because the Escalade still has some cheap looking details like cheap plastic buttons and that awful gear shifter that simply dont belong to the car that has such a nice dash. I’m sure they will change them with the upcoming facelift.
With the Lyriq Cadillac has finally built a world class interior. And now this model that 100 percent will be smth really special inside.
Caddy is on the right direction.
You want to return to the time of the ct6/xt whatever interiors made by bean counters? With the cheap plastic, simple looks, almost a zero metal?
C’mon Cadillac bring it. You are doing everything right. Finally the bean counters have been removed. We already see the results. Well done.
That ambient light around the seat looks fantastic. Love it
From what I’ve seen, which are only GM’s CG photos, the Lyriq is far from world class. It has flat, grey seats with no style and the dash’s only claim-to-fame is a giant screen. The door panels are five different kinds of plastic with a bunch of tacky white and blue lights. The whole effect is, to me, far from tasteful or world class but then I also know my taste is not universal so I’m sure it will appeal to some, just not me. For the record, I like the elegant simplicity and impeccable materials in the Range Rover Autobiography. I wish Cadillac were more inspired by that kind of refined, restrained elegance.
Anticipating the most visually exciting Cadillac since the ’67 Eldorado.
It’s definitely exciting, and unlike anything else on the road. BUT…it’s still definitely a bit polarizing.
Hey G8Burnout I hope that there isn’t an overuse of screens in the car but rather striking a perfect balance. I hope that it has the proper redundancies for simple things like hvac and seat climate controls instead of being required to use a touch screen. I have seen the preview videos and I can see an imax type screen that stretches across the dash. I’m hoping that it’s not so dominant that it leaves no room for other design elements on the dash. Its the whole reason why I don’t too much care for cars like the EQS and the Lincoln Zephyr and I love the exterior design of the Zephyr but not the interior. I’m sure the exterior design will be absolutely stunning but I hope that they didn’t go the route of making the imax screen so dominant that it leaves little room on the dash for any craftsmanship or barely any physical controls, if they did it would be hard for it to challenge Bentley and Rolls Royce. Getting the dashboard and center console right is a very important part if not the most important part in getting a car interior design done correctly. I think the Escalade and the Lyriq and heck the Escala concept are good examples of car interior design done correctly.
Seats in Cadillacs are terrible. The seats in my late grandfather’s 1994 LHS are still undefeated. At a minimum, both the profile, contour, and plushness of the rear seats should differ than that of the front seats.
Given the quality record on the LH cars, it is quite likely the only part on the car that is not completely defeated.
What is in the last photo?
This is rumored to be a $300,000 car. WTF are you doing with gm Queen MaryB?????????????