The Cadillac Celestiq show car aims to combine inspiration pulled from Cadillac’s past with the brand’s latest EV-centric design language. To that end, design and engineering teams looked to early Cadillac sedans like Caddy’s V16-powered prewar coaches and the 1957 Eldorado Brougham. Additionally, inspiration was pulled from the architecture of Eero Saarinen and other American designers.
Inside the cabin, the Cadillac Celestiq show car features a wealth of forward-facing technology for entertainment and comfort. Among these are five high-definition, advanced LED interactive displays, one of which measures in at 55 inches in the diagonal dimension. The 55-inch LED display includes electronic digital blinds technology, which allows passengers to watch video content that is blocked from the view of the driver, thus enhancing privacy.
The Cadillac Celestiq also features a Smart Glass Roof with Suspended Particle Device technology (SPD), which GM Authority exclusively reported on last October. The Smart Glass roof enables passengers to select their preferred level of glass opacity, offering custom levels of ambient lighting inside the cabin.
Additionally, the Cadillac Celestiq features the GM Ultra Cruise system, the next evolution in the automaker’s semi-autonomous driver assist technology, offering hands-free driving capabilities in 95 percent of driving scenarios. By comparison, the current iteration of the technology, GM Super Cruise, only enables hands-free driving for specific stretches of highway.
Cadillac states that while each of the features mentioned are previewed by the Cadillac Celestiq show car, “these technologies and more will make Celestiq the most advanced vehicle ever from Cadillac.”
Availability for the production version of the Cadillac Celestiq is slated for announcement at “a later date.” Further details are also slated for announcement later in the 2022 calendar year. Looking ahead, GM is investing $81 million to support production of the Cadillac Celestiq at its Global Technical Center in Michigan.