The upcoming 2024 Cadillac Celestiq is both the new flagship of GM’s luxury brand and a herald of Cadillac‘s intention to electrify its entire vehicle lineup in the near future. The Celestiq features both highly distinctive styling and extremely customizable hand-built production methods to match its brand-topping prominence.
While the Cadillac Celestiq is an attention-getting design, its long, low roofline, hatch-like rear, and rounded tail made wonder how this $300,000 halo vehicle could look like in other body styles. Specifically, we wanted to find out what it would look like as an ultra luxurious convertible, and here’s what we dreamed up.
To envision our Cadillac Celestiq Convertible, we first changed its elongated body style, creating a more compact, concise profile. The rear doors were removed while the front doors were lengthened to retain a well-proportioned look after changing the car to a two-door configuration.
With the fastback hatch and pillars gone, we repositioned the taillights to complement the reconfigured rear. The lights frame a sportier diffuser matching the convertible’s active, energetic yet sumptuous style.
The windshield gets a faster rake than the production model. The vehicle would be a soft-top convertible. Most of the changes to the convertible version would be to the profile and rear, while retaining the front fascia from the production Cadillac Celestiq revealed in October 2022.
As a final touch to our reimagining of the Celestiq as a convertible, we’ve given it a luxurious cream color to underline the elegance expected from the leading Cadillac nameplate.
The Cadillac Celestiq convertible is, of course, purely hypothetical. No actual Celestiq Convertible is currently planned by Cadillac, to the best of GM Authority‘s knowledge.
We’ve previously imagined several other possible variants of the Cadillac Celestiq. These include a Cadillac Celestiq Coupe with a shortened three-box profile in place of the actual Celestiq’s two-box design, and a traditional Sedan featuring a more traditional three-box silhoutte.
As a reminder, the 2024 Cadillac Celestiq includes an array of high-tech features, including a 55-inch edge-to-edge screen, plus an all-glass roof panel using Suspended Particle Device (SPD), as just two examples.
The production fastback model is powered by a 111-kWh battery pack connected to an advanced AWD drivetrain. Total output is a GM-estimated 600 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque, providing a 0-60 acceleration of 3.8 seconds. The GM BEV3 platform is found under the body panels of Cadillac’s new flagship. Production is expected to kick off in December 2023 with availability by waitlist only.
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