Cadillac Celestiq Show Car Debuted In The Middle East11
Cadillac recently debuted the Cadillac Celestiq Show Car in the Middle East, priming the arrival of the production vehicle in the region for the 2024 calendar year.
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.
Prior to the arrival of the Cadillac Celestiq in the Middle East market, GM will launch the Cadillac Lyriq crossover in the region, set to arrive for the 2023 calendar year.
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.
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It might be one of their bigger markets for this. S.A. has the money and are big into cars. They are also not burying their heads in the sand and do see renewables as a part of the future. They plan to be 50% green electricity by 2030. Their sovereign wealth fund invests in all sorts of stuff including green. The big thing they seem to be willing to move forward into is air taxis more so than the rest of the world except maybe China. The US is fixated on self driving, but I still believe the future of self drive is autonomous air taxi. 3D.
40 years ago S A had 10,000 miles of paved roads and gas was $10 cents a gallon!
I hope they sell a couple of these things in the Middle Est because I can’t imagine they’ll sell many here in the US.
They will sell many in the U.S. because there are many who can pay for it and are loyal to our domestic brands, instead of buying foreign luxury cars. Some are present Escalade owners.
If you had the money, would you buy the Celestiq or betray our economy and buy foreign?
How is it our economy when you don’t live here.
Far from: The Lyriq sold out & with production volume all ‘ bespoke ‘ , IE custom; this going to be sold OUT !
FYI I have been a loyal Cadillac enthusiast for more than 22 years. My first new Cadillac was a 1980 Coupe DeVille and since then I have bought or leased 17 additional new Cadillacs. I have loved and enjoyed every one of them, but I don’t think I would buy a Celestiq because, to me, it looks like and mid 60’s AMC Marlin. If it looked more like the Escala, I would consider it. IF I could afford it.
Too strange, Frank Ricciardi, that you counterpose the type model for Cadillac’s new design for sedans, the Escala show car, to the realisations for the market, the Lyric and Celestic.
That’s my story and sticking to it !!!
I would buy it ; as I think its spectacularly interesting ; but would much prefer it have more classic Cadillac design themes.
They still do not get it :
Luxury brands are about legacy & tradition.
Cadillac keeps trying to reinvent itself & people want CADILLAC.
In fact, the Celestiq does have one of the most classic Cadillac design themes – verticality. Especially in the design of tail end and front end lighting.