Cadillac is making big moves in the all-electric space with plans to launch the new Cadillac Celestiq, an ultra-luxury halo sedan packed to the gills with comfort features and cutting-edge tech goodies. Now, GM Authority spy photographers have caught the Cadillac Celestiq testing on public roads in prototype form.
Just last week, GM released photos of a Cadillac Celestiq prototype in starry camo testing on the roads around the automaker’s technical campus in Warren, Michigan, where the production vehicle will be hand-built in the future.
By contrast, the Cadillac Celestiq prototype featured here is covered in black-and-white camouflage, and was spotted rolling around on public roads in Metro Detroit. Up front, we see the slick front fascia adorned with production-spec lighting elements, including vertically oriented lighting signature lines in the flanks. There’s also a prominent square cutout in the middle of the fascia camo that provides a view for the various sensors located in the sedan’s nose.
Viewed from the side, we see this Cadillac Celestiq prototype running some rather large wheel covers to hide the alloys underneath. The wheels are shod in thin-profile rubber that fills the wheel arches nicely. The profile view also shows off the sedan’s short front overhang and extended rear overhang, the latter of which lends the EV an almost hatchback-like silhouette.
The rear of the vehicle terminates the ultra-wide C-pillar with a squared off rear fascia. This particular prototype is also equipped with rear placeholder lighting elements.
Although this Cadillac Celestiq prototype is covered in black-and-white camouflage, the general shape and lines are more than apparent, giving us a good idea what the halo Caddy will look like when it finally hits production.
In addition to the eye-catching styling, the Cadillac Celestiq will also feature a wealth of features for entertainment, comfort, and convenience. Highlights include a Smart Glass roof with Suspended Particle Device technology (SPD), as GM Authority exclusively covered last October, as well as the GM Ultra Cruise system, offered as the next evolution in the automaker’s semi-autonomous driver assist portfolio, enabling hands-free driving in 95 percent of driving scenarios.
Under the body panels, the Cadillac Celestiq rides on the GM BEV3 platform, with GM Ultium battery tech and GM Ultium drive tech on hand for motivation. Sixty mph will arrive in just 3 seconds, while range-per-charge will be around 400 miles.
GM will release further details on the Cadillac Celestiq later this year. In the meantime, remember 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.