The Cadillac Celestiq serves as the luxury marque’s flagship sedan, debuting for the 2024 model year with head-turning style and a long list of high-end amenities, not to mention an all-electric powertrain. Each example of the Cadillac Celestiq is hand-built at the GM Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. Now, Cadillac has announced that Celestiq production is officially under way.
The announcement was made by Cadillac chief John Roth during a recent briefing attended by GM Authority.
“We have already begun building one of one units,” Roth said during the briefing. Roth also called the Cadillac Celestiq the “Halo of Cadillac,” a reference to the sedan’s showcase of technology and features. Pricing starts around the $340,000 mark, with availability by waitlist only. It’s unclear exactly how many Celestiq units GM is planning to make, but GM Authority sources indicate that the automaker is planning to produce between 100 and 150 units annually.
Notably, although Cadillac Celestiq production is now underway, there have yet to be any deliveries.
Initially breaking cover in full production-guise in October of 2022, the Cadillac Celestiq rides on GM’s BEV3 platform, and incorporates a 111 kWh GM Ultium battery pack and two GM Ultium Drive motors, the combination of which provides all-wheel grip and a maximum output of 600 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque (arguably numbers that are a bit underpowered for the segment). The sprint to 60 mph takes an estimated 3.8 seconds.
Beyond the drivetrain and battery components, the Cadillac Celestiq offers an extreme level of customization, as GM Authority was the first to cover. Customers will have an opportunity to tailor their sedan to exacting detail, with a huge variety of materials, finishes, colors, and more at their fingertips. The interior is also decked out with a range of digital screens.