The 2024 Cadillac Celestiq is a striking thing to look at, with a streamlined roofline and profile that is sure to grab eyeballs wherever it may go. Critically, the Cadillac Celestiq is not equipped with a fixed spoiler, which keeps the streamlined appearance intact. That said, the luxury sedan does incorporate a deployable rear spoiler, and now, that spoiler has been spotted in the deployed position.
This particular Cadillac Celestiq prototype was seen wearing mismatched body panels, some of which were painted, others of which are not. Gray smudges are seen in the doors, while the charge port door isn’t quite fixed to the fender. Critically, the rear end shows the spoiler in the deployed position, with a small flap moved upwards at a 90-degree angle against the rear glass.
GM Authority reported that the 2024 Cadillac Celestiq featured a deployable rear spoiler just last week. The spoiler lifts automatically at higher speeds, and when it isn’t deployed, it is integrated with the rear end to form a smooth, flush line with the rear hatch.
Deployable rear spoilers are becoming more and more popular these days, including for certain German vehicles, such as with a handful of Porsche models (Cayenne Coupe, Panamera, 911), as well as certain Audi and Mercedes-Benz models. Like a fixed rear spoiler, deployable rear spoilers increase downforce at higher speeds, and thus increase vehicle stability.
However, when downforce isn’t needed, the spoiler will retract, thus keeping the more streamlined appearance of a spoiler-free rear end – something that’s certainly appreciated when looking at the curvaceous rear end on the Cadillac Celestiq.
As a reminder, the 2024 Cadillac Celestiq is equipped with a 111 kWh GM Ultium battery pack and a pair of GM Ultium Drive motors, with output rated at 600 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque, enough to run from 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds. The GM BEV3 platform provides the underpinnings, while vehicle assembly takes place at the GM Global Technical Center in Michigan.