Positioned as the flagship model of the Cadillac lineup, the upcoming 2024 Cadillac Celestiq is set to offer unprecedented levels of luxury in a General Motors product. Now, GM Authority spy photographers have captured a Celestiq prototype undergoing testing out in the wild.
This particular prototype appears to be nearly identical to the production-spec Celestiq first revealed back in October 2022, albeit lacking paint and other various exterior trim pieces. Some notable differences include a slightly different mirror cap design, while still housing at least two cameras. In addition, the rear-door windows likely don’t slide down all the way due to the wheel cutout.
It’s worth noting that several interior shots capture the 55-inch pillar-to-pillar display panel, which dominates the front cabin.
As a reminder, the Cadillac Celestiq will serve as the luxury marque’s flagship vehicle, and offers prospective buyers a nearly exhaustive level of customization. In regard to the exterior styling, the Celestiq is intended to represent the avant-garde, with bold design themes throughout.
That intrepid theme continues into the interior compartment, with hand-finished trim pieces throughout the cabin. The aforementioned coast-to-coast center screen is only 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.
In the powertrain department, the 2024 Celestiq rides on the GM BEV3 platform, and uses a 111-kWh battery pack to power an advanced AWD system. Total output is a GM-estimated 600 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque, yielding a 0-60 acceleration of 3.8 seconds.
Production is expected to begin in December 2023 at the GM Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. Availability will be by waitlist only.