The 2024 Cadillac Celestiq is poised to catapult the luxury marque to the upper echelon of the luxury market segment, putting Cadillac on the same level as Rolls Royce and Bentley. To this end, the upcoming uber-luxurious Celestiq will be cutting no corners, and we’ve just learned that the luxury sedan will feature heated, vented and massaging seats for all four passengers.
Speaking to SAE Media, program engineering manager Jeremy Loveday provided further details on the Celestiq’s interior features, including the seats. All four seats will be 20-way adjustable, heated, ventilated and cooled, and will incorporate a massaging feature as well as a position memory feature.
“In a lot of luxury cars, you have to sit in the back seat to get the best seat in the house,” Loveday was quoted as saying. “We wanted all four of Celestiq’s seats to be top notch – 20-way adjustable with heat, vent, cool, massage and memory in all four places. But we recognized the challenge of getting the body structure to ‘mold’ around the battery and the occupants.”
As a reminder, the Cadillac Celestiq will serve as Cadillac’s flagship vehicle, and offers prospective buyers the highest level of customization. Stylistically, the Celestiq is intended to represent the avant-garde, with bold design themes throughout.
This bold design scheme continues into the interior, with hand-crafted trim pieces found throughout the cabin. A 55-inch center screen is one of five high-definition displays in the vehicle, while rear-seat passengers have their own advanced 12.6-inch-diagonal displays. Meanwhile, above the occupants’ heads sits an all-glass roof panel using Suspended Particle Device (SPD) to allow variable transmission of sunlight into the cabin.
As for powertrain specifications, the Cadillac Celestiq rides on GM’s BEV3 platform and uses a 111-kWh Ultium battery pack to power an advanced AWD system. Total output is a GM-estimated 600 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque. Hand assembly is expected to begin in December 2023 at the GM Warren Tech Center in Warren, Michigan. Availability will be by waitlist only.