Intending to catapult Cadillac into the uber-luxury field to compete with the likes of Rolls-Royce and Bentley, the upcoming 2024 Cadillac Celestiq will serve as the luxury marque’s flagship model and will offer levels of affluence never before seen from a General Motors product. Thus far, a majority of GM Authority photographs of the luxurious sedan have been largely spy shots, however, we were able to capture what appeared to be a production-spec Celestiq at the 2023 Amelia Island Concours earlier this year.
In photos captured by yours truly, we’re able to get a much closer look at the highly customizable Celestiq. One of the first aspects of the flagship sedan that one may notice is the sheer size of the vehicle; the Celestiq is much longer in person than it appears to be in curated photos. This is not much of a surprise given that the designers attempted to give the Celestiq an avant-garde look, which essentially means something new and unconventional.
Taking a quick peek at the inside of the luxury sedan, we find the 55-inch coast-to-coast center display, which is one of the Celestiq’s most prominent features. The interior materials appear to be of high quality, while the rear seats carry much of the same attention to detail found throughout the front cabin area.
Notable the all-glass roof panel, which uses Suspended Particle Device (SPD) technologies, is also on display with this unit.
As a reminder, the Cadillac Celestiq rides on the GM BEV3 platform, and features a 111 kWh battery pack to power an advanced all-wheel drivetrain. Total system output is a GM-estimated 600 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque, which results in a claimed 0-60 acceleration time of 3.8 seconds.
Production is currently scheduled to kick off at the GM Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan in December 2023, while availability will be by waitlist only. It’s worth noting that Celestiq units will be built by hand, and that GM expects only two vehicles will be built per day.