After an extended absence of over 60 years, General Motors has announced the return of the iconic Cadillac Goddess emblem with the all-new 2024 Cadillac Celestiq.
The Cadillac Goddess returns in the all-new Cadillac Celestiq electric flagship as a special tribute to Cadillac‘s golden years and rich design history, becoming a new symbol of the marque’s craftsmanship and personalization.
The Celestiq is the first production vehicle in the United States to adopt the iconic Goddess since its last appearance in the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham.
“Celestiq is the beginning of the future for Cadillac, conveying the artistic innovation the brand is bringing to luxury electric vehicles,” said Executive Drector of Cadillac Design, Bryan Nesbitt. “We wanted this flagship EV to embody the significant heritage of the brand in a truly meaningful way, with the Goddess representing the absolute pinnacle of bespoke craftsmanship from Cadillac,” he added.
Having graced the hoods of most Cadillac models from 1930 to 1956, the Goddess returns with an updated look in the new Celestiq. In creating the new Goddess, GM Design sculptor Richard Wiquist was inspired by the original 1933 design with a high head, forward-leaning torso, and outstretched arms reminiscent of the traditional Cadillac V.
Unlike its prominent placement on the front of last century Caddys, the new Cadillac Goddess will be found on the front quarter panel trim piece and inside the rotary infotainment controller located on the center console of the Cadillac Celestiq.
The Goddess on the Celestiq’s front quarter panel is milled from billet aluminum, while the one on the controller is encased in glass.
In addition, the ultra-luxury Cadillac Celestiq also features an illuminated Cadillac Goddess emblem etched into the metal trim above the charging port, serving as a reminder that electrification is at the heart of the model and the brand as a whole. Sculpted entirely by hand, this new iteration of the Goddess is unique to Celestiq as the pinnacle of the marque’s new-age custom craftsmanship and design.