The Cadillac Celestiq is an upcoming electric sedan of full-size dimensions that will serve as the luxury brand’s future flagship. The following information includes confirmed details along with expectations.
|Model years||2025 – Onward|
|Drive Motor||Ultium Drive|
|Driven Wheels||Rear-Wheel or All-Wheel-Drive|
|Availability||U.S.A., Canada, Middle East|
The design of the Cadillac Celestiq is highly expected to be inspired by the eloquent Escala concept. An official indication of what the upcoming all-electric flagship luxury sedan will look like has since come in the form of a teaser video released in January of 2021. The ultra-luxurious Celestiq will also share some styling cues with the Cadillac Lyriq crossover, which is scheduled to enter the market in the first quarter of 2022.
The styling features shared with the Lyriq include hidden headlights and two very large intakes, one on each side of the LED-infused grille with an illuminated Cadillac emblem in its center. In a GM Authority rendering, the arrangement of vertical and horizontal lighting elements at the rear of the Lyriq show car has also been carried over as shown below.
On the inside, the Cadillac Celestiq will feature hand-crafted materials and futuristic technology, including a glass roof with programmable transparency and an ultra-modern, pillar-to-pillar infotainment system that’s incorporated into the dashboard. Cadillac says the four-quadrant smart glass is just one way in which the Celestiq will aim to provide a unique, individual experience for each of the four passengers in the vehicle. Other top-shelf appointments include a glass-buttoned center console.
Performance & Efficiency
The Cadillac Celestiq will be powered by GM Ultium propulsion technology, including Ultium batteries and Ultium drive motors. Notably, the standard rear-wheel-drive configuration will be upgradeable to an all-wheel-drive setup, with a second drive unit added to the front of the vehicle.
Ultium highlights include:
- Ultium energy options range from 50 to 200 kWh
- GM-estimated range up to 400 miles or more on a full charge
- GM-estimated 0 to 60 mph acceleration as low as 3 seconds
Most of the Ultium Drive components, including castings, gears and assemblies, will be built with globally sourced parts at GM’s existing global propulsion facilities on shared, flexible assembly lines, allowing the company to more quickly ramp up its EV production, achieve economies of scale and adjust its production mix to match market demand.
The Cadillac Celestiq is expected to make its official debut in August of 2021, and initial reports indicated it could hit the market earlier than scheduled, which was 2025. Most recently, intel suggests the Celestiq will go on sale earlier than 2025, specifically in either late 2023 or early 2024 calendar years, most likely as a 2024 model.
When the new-age, flagship sedan does arrive, it’s expected to have a starting price of around $200,000, or possibly more.
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If Cadillac ever built a Celestiq Coupe, it might look like this.