Here Is The 2024 Cadillac Celestiq75
The 2024 Cadillac Celestiq has been one of Cadillac‘s most highly anticipated vehicles, with the Celestiq show car and a two sightings of prototypes providing hints and clues at what the production model will offer. Now, Cadillac has pulled the sheets off the production-spec model, providing a first look at the most advanced, luxurious and one of the most important vehicles ever offered by the luxury marque.
Serving as the new flagship of the legendary Cadillac marque, the 2024 Cadillac Celestiq takes inspiration from Cadillac’s storied history of building handcrafted and iconic vehicles, such as the 1933 V16 Aerodynamic Coupe and the 1957 Eldorado Brougham. To this end, the 2024 Celestiq will serve as the catalyst to establish Cadillac as the Standard of the World once more through its bold styling, next-gen technology, and extremely highly levels of customizable capability.
The Celestiq exudes ultra-luxury but maintains a sense of edginess unlike anything else in its segment. In designing the body, designers sought to challenge the ultra-luxury space with the spirit of futurism and the avant-garde. The front fascia, marked by a backlit polycarbonate grille with aluminum trim, and signature vertical lighting present a bold front end.
“Celestiq is the purest expression of Cadillac, acknowledging our incredible history and driving us to a bolder and brighter future,” said Global Vice President of Cadillac Rory Harvey. “It is a completely bespoke work of automotive art, built around the most advanced and innovative technology that we have ever engineered into an automobile.”
Inside, the 2024 Cadillac Celestiq’s craftsmanship becomes extremely apparent, with hand-finished metal pieces throughout and hand-wrapped leather adorning every surface. In a tribute to customizability, customers can finish and equip the interior with the best materials available in any way imaginable.
The centerpiece of the interior is a pillar-to-pillar, 55-inch-diagonal advanced HD display that shows driver and vehicle information, while the passenger side allows the occupants to play media, use internet capability, and connect their smartphones. A crystal multi-functional controller directs the 55-inch screen, offering intuitive control of the infotainment system and other features. The exquisitely detailed dial is composed of fine metal and glass, and it houses the Cadillac Goddess emblem.
The expansive, 55-inch screen is one of five high-definition displays in the vehicle, including a front console mounted 11-inch-diagonal touchscreen Front Command Center and a rear console mounted eight-inch-diagonal touchscreen Rear Command Center. These command centers allow owners to control many features within the vehicle, such as the seating positions, cabin temperature, door opening and closing, and tinting the all-glass roof panel.
In addition, rear seat passengers have their own advanced 12.6-inch-diagonal displays in front of them, mounted on the front seatbacks.
The 2024 Cadillac Celestiq employs an all-glass roof panel using Suspended Particle Device (SPD) technology to allow variable transmission of sunlight into the cabin. This means the client can control the amount of light allowed into the vehicle in four zones – one for each passenger area. This allows ultimate control over the amount of light entering the vehicle. The tint levels for the zones vary from less than one percent, for the darkest level of opacity, to 20 percent, which is the standard tint level of a traditional sunroof. It is also treated with infrared reflective and low-emissivity coatings that help retain heat and prevent sunlight from raising the cabin’s temperature.
The Celestiq is so forward-thinking, it has approximately 300 approved or pending patented technologies and processes, including innovation in hands-free driver assistance features, safety features, electrified propulsion systems, connected technologies as well as many advances found throughout the Ultium battery architecture. One of the more anticipated driver assistance technologies is GM’s Ultra Cruise, which is GM’s most advanced driver assist system that will be capable of autonomously handling 95 percent of driving situations. Furthermore, the Celestiq uses 115 3D-printed parts, and over 300 fabricated pieces throughout the body structure, chassis, interior and electrical components.
In the suspension department, the 2024 Cadillac Celestiq seeks to completely isolate the owner from their surroundings. To do this, the Caddy uses a five-link front and rear suspension geometry to handle the high torque output. Magnetic Ride Control 4 handles the dampening and is complemented by an Adaptive Air Ride suspension.
The 2024 Cadillac Celestiq rides on GM’s BEV3 platform and uses a 111-kWh battery pack driving a two-motor setup for all-wheel-drive propulsion. The ultra luxury sedan facilitates a 200 kW DC fast charging system that can add up to an estimated 78 miles of range in just 10 minutes at certain charging stations. In addition, the advanced AWD system can disengage the front or rear drive motors as required to provide optimal torque to enhance ride quality and electric driving range.
Total system output is a GM-estimated 600 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque. Unlike other Ultium-based EVs, the Celestiq has unique 11.59:1 front and 11.63:1 rear gear ratios, which are specially designed to optimize range and performance. The impressive horsepower and torque numbers enable the vehicle to achieve a 0-60 acceleration of 3.8 seconds.
Cadillac has made sure that each customer will be able to create a Celestiq that fits their desires. As GM Authority was first to report back in May, each Celestiq is custom-commissioned to provide a one-of-one blend of artistry, authenticity, craftsmanship and unparalleled refinement. The customer’s journey will be fully bespoke, with a highly personalized experience that includes access to a Cadillac designer and other exclusive services. This process will be curated to build a unique relationship between the customer, their Celestiq, and Cadillac.
Of course, all this personalization does come at a price, both figuratively and literally. Production of the 2024 Cadillac Celestiq will be extremely low, as the personalized production process takes significantly longer that a typical mass-produced vehicle. Additionally, the full-size four-door electric halo car will carry a steep asking price north of $300,000.
All Celestiqs will be assembled by hand at the GM Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, making it the first production vehicle to be built at the historic facility. Production is expected to begin in December 2023. Availability will be by waitlist only.
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Beautiful in and out!! Way to go Cadillac. As a CT4 owner, I applaud the effort. It won’t be for everyone but makes a great statement!
Mark Reuss once made an shockingly blunt but incredibly true point about Cadillac back when they announced their transition for an EV lineup with entirely new design, and this is what he said:
“Do you think Cadillac brand is in good shape? It’s not. We don’t have any chances left with taking Cadillac to a really new place…this is pretty much it. So we really have to hit the ball here…it’s my job to make sure we do.”
The days of “don’t worry, we’ve got this…we’re CADILLAC, dude!” are over.
I posted here about 4 years ago when JdN got canned that the Escala/CT8 project wasn’t fully dead, and it turns out that was right. MotorTrend confirmed that in their story today, that this car was the replacement product for that car once Omega was killed off. Old Cadillac would’ve ended that aspiration for a true flagship immediately.
New Cadillac didn’t.
Whether any of this “Final Chance” succeeds for Caddy is yet to be seen. The Lyriq has been a lauded, excellent start, which is good. And now this: a true, full-size, no-compromises flagship Cadillac with the spirit of the legendary flagships of the past, sculpted into the form of the future. It’s EXACTLY what the Cadillac faithful have been begging for for decades.
We asked for it, and we got it. This is it.
Time will tell whether this is the great Renaissance for Cadillac, or their last plunge into the breach as the walls collapse. But my feeling is…the future of this long-struggling brand has never been this bright.
And that’s an awesome feeling.
Agreed that time will tell if this is a great renaissance for Cadillac. I think this is a make or break moment for Cadillac. If this doesn’t succeed what does the future look like or hold for Cadillac? I think Lincoln is in a better position to head into the EV era – although we have yet to see any actually EV product from Lincoln.
Personally I am not a fan of the Celesetiq, the backend is atrocious. I will give Cadillac credit on execution and upping its game.
Wow just wow. It’s absolutely gloriousy. I’ve never seen any vehicle other than wildest concept cars from year 3000 present such an simplistic but elegant interoir packaging with the state of the tech. This beauty in the league of its own. your grandpa’s favorites dinosors $500k rolce-Royces and bentleys with their gaudy /tacky interroirs with tons plastic buttons cant compete with this.
The only problem is the production volume, five hundred cars per year is too niche, GM have to figure out making at least five thousand of this stud.
Agreed that this is the last chance for Cadillac in the US. ICE Cadillac does well enough in China but can’t even compete with Lexus in the US. The brand lacks street cred, is never more than good enough and isn’t aspirational enough for American drivers. Same goes for Buick, unfortunately.
If nothing else EV Cadillac could be sold to a Chinese firm. Seems like the future of GM may end up as Chevrolet, GMC with Hummer unless the Caddy models are a big hit
An amazingly incredible vehicle inside and out.
Cadillac is back. I am so happy that they took this Monumental Shift to BEV’s as the opportunity to completely re imagine what Cadillac was in the marketplace and what they want it to be yet once again.
They will become a True Tier One Luxury Brand yet again as I have been hopeful for with the shift to EV’s.
Having said all those nice things, I need to say that 200kW DC Fast Charging is a Joke for a 300K Plus Vehicle that is allegedly your Cream of the Crop Tech and Luxury vehicle. I honestly have NO idea what the hell GM was thinking with that Decision.
The Hummer and Silverado are 350kW so why choose 200kW for the Celestiq? Makes absolutely zero sense!!!
Isn’t the Lyriq’s and Blazer’s charge rate 190kw/h? There might be a limitation in the pack. Total pack capacity of the Celestiq is 111kWh (approximately close to the 100ish-kWh in the Lyriq and Blazer) whereas the Hummer is 200kWh. Perhaps with double the charging pack capacity you can squeeze out double the charging speed?
Kia EV6 has like an 80kWh Pack and the car charges at 350kW
How many chargers have the capability to charge at that level?
How long will a Hyundai/Kia charge at that level as compared to a Ultium product?
Most importantly, what’s the long term life of the battery pack for a Hyundai/Kia charging at that rate versus an Ultium product?
If you can’t answer every one of those questions, might be best to stop complaining.
Many do already and more are being added every week.
Then you will have the V4 Stalls from Tesla that are 350 as well per reports.
You’re failing to understand my point You’re solely focused on peak charge rate and won’t look past that number to consider benefits/disadvantages. The engineers have looked at these details and have developed what meets their requirements. Trust their engineering. Or go buy that Hyundai/Kia you praise. Based on the Kia rental I had two weeks ago, they don’t deserve the media praise they get and long term wear and tear isn’t part of their engineering process.
the EV6 may have 350 kW charging but I don’t think anyone has seen peak charging curve over 250 kW
No I am not. GM has an 800 Volt Architecture but decided to use their 400 Volt Architecture on a vehicle that they themselves are stating is a Zero Compromise Luxury vehicle.
The Ioniq5 my friends wife has charged much quicker than my Tesla on a road trip. Not sure what you are talking about. It took me about an extra 8 Minutes of Charging to hit 80% so yeah DC Charging time is a huge thing for Consumers.
GM’s 800 Volt architecture is only that because it combines 2 400V packs in the larger vehicles. It’s not the same as the Ioniq.
You can have a lower 200 kW charger charge faster than a peak 350 kW charging vehicle depending on how long they can hold that peak charge rate for.
True. Perhaps GM is being conservative with 1st-gen Ultium technology to reduce any risk of overheating.
It has little to do with overheating but fast charging can reduce the life of the pack.
Heat is one of the factors associated with fast charging that harms a battery pack’s lifespan. Mitigating heat = improved fast charging capabilities without significant degradation. A good example of this would be how Teslas tend to last longer than Nissan Leafs because of battery management (i.e. active cooling). This is despite the fact that Teslas charge significantly faster at Level 3 than Nissan Leafs.
Only an Ultium engineer would be able to answer this specifically, but it seems like there is a bottleneck based on how charging speeds correlate to the overall pack size.
The limitation is overall pack voltage.
I don’t see how dissipating battery heat wouldn’t factor in. Ultium supposedly has parallel charging capability. If it costs trading a frunk for a rad, they should do it. They should plan for Caddy 2nd gen EVs, with a network of valet MW chargers.
I could see EV charging settling into 3 speeds: 350~400kw, slower DC fast charge for air-cooled batteries, truly fast for the pricey leading edge.
Some Companies in China are already placing 500kW DC Fast Charging Stalls already. I would think by 2030 350 will be the lower end on DC Fast Charging.
Renault Group announced their 400kW Stalls as well.
I think simultaneously charging multiple divided smaller batteries is the real end game for charge speed.
And Meh is defending Cadillac because that bigger difference isn’t out there now. How important is your 8 minutes? How often will a Celestiq owning jet-setter need those 8 minutes?
Boy this looks mighty cheap.
It’s got some nice pleather inside at least. The giant plastic grill is nice to for $300k+
Why are people in this thread comparing this to a KIA/Hun? Should be comparing to Lucid or T Plaid. But then finally a car that makes Lucid look like a good deal.
Worth every penny.
Hand built in *”Warren”.
Really excited to see one of these in the flesh. I’m so hopeful that seeing it in person will quell my dislike of that back end. It just seems so bloated and over-sized in the back that to me, it throws the rest of the car off.
I hope it does well for them and that it’s a success. Just not for me even if I had that kind of money to throw away. Now, put the similar EV platform under the CT6, give it a proper name and I’d be lining up on that one.
It will be interesting to see what GM produces in way of a Lucid air and Taycan competitor. Probably using both the Caddy and Vette name plate
A Cadillac that is worth a king’s ransom because that’s what it will cost to own this ultra luxurious vehicle. It is a major tour de force of GM’s capabilities to produce such a magnificent car.
Along w the Corvette Z06, GM is clearly trying to make engineering statements.
So, today were the launch of 2 competitive cars, this with 4 doors and the RR Spectre with 2 Doors. Both very similar EVs for Rich
Just looked at car and drivers post about the celestiq and I must say that the comments is an absolute sh!t show. Clearly those people have no idea what the point is with this machine. I also noticed that they kept comparing it to the lucid air which is stupid to to say the least. either way, i think cadillac hit it out the park with this. they made it to be an open canvas leaving whoever owns it to build it to their own liking, which I feel like A LOT of people are missing the point.
Absolutely true. And Cadillac is a brand that people love to say they hate…but it’s never their favorite brand to hate. So when they release something, the trollies pop up to start stuff, then disappear for maybe months on end.
Once you see the car in the flesh, you can’t forget it.
I’m glad to see that there are no compromises, well done. Also btw no one is taking this car on a road trip and I doubt many will ever be fast charged.
I’d take this over the recently announced RR Spectre any day.
The back 1/2 of the car is god awful what were they thinking.
They were thinking aerodynamics.
To make the back half look better, and more historically Cadillac, the tail lights above the waist of the car should be eliminated and replaced with a thin razor tail light from the bottom of the car that extent to the waist of the car. I hope I explained what I think would make it look like a cleaner, Cadillac design.
So blue! My grandma would love it. I’d have to install a hitch for her though so she could cold pull her horse trailer with it lol.
This. It’s nice inside. The front is nice. The back 1/3 God hit by the same ugly stick the Aztek did.
Same father as the Aztec…
So this screams international customers. I think it will be very unlikely we will see these on the streets in your local US city or town. But the international market will definitely pursue this vehicle. The range meh, not blown away by that. If you were producing a large highway cruising sedan I would think the range would be one of the more important features. This vehicle seems huge, excessive length. Not many of us are the customer base for this vehicle… But in reality I am not sure very many people will be and that’s ok. A lot of energy to put into a vehicle that may or may not have much appeal.
I guess there aren’t any Athletes, celebrities or influencers in the US. Who knew lol
Very True… But $300,000 I don’t know…
$300k is only two days pay for Steph Curry.
How do the door open? Are they completely powered?
Yes. Open and close.
The concept has little chrome strip buttons at the base of the B pillar and the third window. I don’t see them in these pics, which also have very thin panel gaps.
There are two small round buttons in the black trim.
Loving the bold design of the Celestique flagship which was completed before work began on the Lyriq CUV (if you guys missed that part). Just wish the Celestique had longer rear doors (6+ inches more) and twice as much rear-seat legroom for the $300,000 they’re gonna be charging.
Charging speeds aside, I’m curious to know why GM is estimating the Silverado EV (and Sierra EV) will get 400 mile range but this Caddy tops out at 300-ish miles? I’m afraid that if GM can’t get at least 350-400 miles, then the Caddy flagship will be deemed uncompetitive, especially with Lucid, Tesla, and even Hyundai / Kia all of whom are touting big numbers, particularly Lucid.
This doesn’t compete with Lucid or Tesla.
Remember that the people buying this car have no interest in any of that. The new EV Rolls Royce is the first Rolls Royce to have a digital gauge cluster, its slower, its only 2 doors, and people will happily pay $400k+ for them. It’s about the exclusiveness and having a head turning one of a kind product.
They had to put the batteries in the console to have the low roof, so range is smaller. Supposedly, there will be another large EV sedan at a lower price.
The Silverado and Sierra EVs have 200 kWh batteries, the Celestiq has a 111 kWh battery.
The Celestiq is also very very long, bigger than the lucid and the Tesla Model S, only 2 inches shorter than an Escalade ESV.
The interior of this versus the ROLLS is no contest – the ROLLS electric looks like crap lego compared to the Cadillac – I am not a fan of the Celestiq design – but compared to the ROLLS – the Cadillac is a deal. Q 0 why the hell did they trot out LEnny Kravitz????????
The Celestiq that they revealed last night, the interior and exterior materials were done with his input. He was Customer 0. This is essentially his car.
They are selling this at 300k? It’s nice but they should do tier levels if they are wanting 300k.
That battery performance should be starting at 150k. 300k should be state of the art battery technology not just a pretty car.
But otherwise it’s a good fit for Cadillac.
I’ll take 2!!
$300K…..what a joke…no thanks.
That’s almost as much as my brand new house with an acre of land. Idiocracy!!
I think they can mitigate the battery life issue if they cool the cells during fast charging.
They do cool the cell during fast charging. Even the Bolt does that.