Cadillac is stepping into the all-electric space with bravado, with plans to unveil a brand-new all-electric halo vehicle dubbed the Cadillac Celestiq. Now, GM Authority is taking a closer look at the Cadillac Celestiq by gathering up what we know and expect ahead of its official debut.
Before we launch into this, we should note that much of this information is in regard to the Cadillac Celestiq show car, rather than the final production car, so gauge your expectations appropriately.
In terms of body style, the Cadillac Celestiq will be a full-size four-door sedan, pulling styling inspiration from the Cadillac Escala concept, as well as the styling direction established by the Cadillac Lyriq crossover. The front end will be characterized by twin intakes in the sides of the front bumper, while LED lighting will be everywhere, including in the grille and horizontally oriented elements front and back. Also expect illuminated logos.
The cabin space of the Cadillac Celestiq will feature a hand-crafted allure and top-shelf appointment, with numerous highly customizable, bespoke options offered to customers, all the way down to materials selection. The cabin will also feature a wealth of cutting-edge technology, including an SPD Smartglass roof with programmable opacity, as GM Authority exclusively covered previously. Finally, the Cadillac Celestiq will be among the first GM vehicles to offer the advanced GM Ultra Cruise system.
Under the skin, the Cadillac Celestiq will ride on the GM BEV3 platform, with a skateboard-type layout.
Powertrain, Range, Charging
Motivation will be sourced from GM Ultium battery and GM Ultium drive motor technology, with output expected to hit the pavement through rear-wheel drive as standard, and all-wheel drive as optional. Ultium battery options may range as high as 200 kWh, providing upwards of 400 miles of range per charge. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph may take just 3 seconds to complete.
The Cadillac Celestiq will likely be the most expensive production Cadillac model ever offered, with the latest estimate hitting around $300,000, depending on the options and features selected.
Launch Timeframe & Availability
The Cadillac Celestiq is expected hit the market for the 2024 model year, and will be sold in select, affluent areas in the U.S., Canada, and Middle East. Look for the Cadillac Celestiq show car to be revealed on July 22nd.