Cadillac aims to launch six new electric vehicles in the Middle East market by the 2025 calendar year. The new EV push is part of the luxury marque’s Vision 2030 plan, which will see Cadillac go fully electric across its lineup by 2030. Vision 2030 also stipulates that 30 percent of transportation in the city of Riyadh will utilize all-electric power by the end of the decade.
For those readers who may be unaware, the Cadillac Celestiq is the brand’s upcoming ultra-luxury halo sedan, offering sumptuous luxury, cutting-edge technology, and extreme levels of customization. Inside the cabin, the Cadillac Celestiq features no less than five high-definition advanced LED interactive displays in the cabin, including a 55-inch-diagonal display on the dash. Up top, the Celestiq equips a SmartGlass Roof, as GM Authority was the first to report.
Critically, the Cadillac Celestiq will also debut the semi-autonomous GM Super Cruise tech for the Middle East market. GM Super Cruise offers hands-free driving capabilities during extended highway driving, taking control of vehicle steering, braking, and throttle. GM Super Cruise was first offered with the 2018 Cadillac CT6, and incorporates visual cameras, radar, LiDAR mapping, and precision GPS, as well as a Driver Attention System to ensure the human pilot can quickly reassume control of the vehicle if needed. Notably, the Celestiq will debut the next-generation GM Ultra Cruise system in North America.
Under the skin, the Cadillac Celestiq rides on the GM BEV3 platform, with GM Ultium drive motors and GM Ultium batteries for motivation. The new halo sedan will be hand-built at the GM Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan.