Over two years after we first noticed the automobile in individual at a non-public, no-cameras-allowed GM EV Day, we will lastly present you the Cadillac Celestiq. Cadillac has formally revealed the Celestiq present automobile, an electrical halo sedan meant to be an costly and uncommon aspirational automobile, and, together with the just lately launched Lyriq electrical crossover, a glimpse into the way forward for Cadillac design.
Impressed by Cadillac’s 120-year historical past — particularly pre-war V16 coaches and the 1957 Eldorado Brougham — this Celestiq present automobile is not only a tribute to the previous, but in addition an enormous step ahead into the all-electric model Cadillac will change into. It makes use of GM’s new Ultium electrical powertrain expertise, in addition to the automaker’s subsequent technology of hands-free driving expertise, known as Extremely Cruise.
On the surface, the hand-built Celestiq is prolonged in profile, with a protracted, low hood extending previous the big wheels up entrance, and the rear roofline tapering to completion on the lip spoiler atop the rear fascia. Just like the Lyriq, Lighting is an enormous a part of the Celestiq’s outward character. Along with the vertical lighting on both facet of it, the grille lights up in a heat smile, punctuated by an illuminated Cadillac badge within the heart. The rear lighting parts start on the perimeters of the automobile and lengthen round to the again. There’s additionally an illuminated crest on the rear, together with a light-up “Celestiq” nameplate.
Many screens and extra colourful lighting carry the lounge-like inside to life. The centerpiece is a 55-inch LED show stretching throughout the sprint. It options “digital digital blinds” for privateness to permit the passenger to observe movies with out distracting the driving force. A display screen resides on the again of every of the entrance headrests, in addition to two extra touchscreen controllers between the entrance and rear seats. We see some backlit door panel designs much like these within the Lyriq. There’s additionally a “Good Glass Roof” with “Suspended Particle System” expertise, permitting for 4 zones of variable lighting — one for every passenger.
So far as specs, Cadillac continues to be reserving quite a lot of particulars for a later date. Nonetheless, people at Cadillac had a lot to say concerning the automobile.
“The Celestiq present automobile is the purest expression of Cadillac,” mentioned Magalie Debellis, Cadillac Superior Design Supervisor. “It brings to life probably the most built-in expressions of design and innovation within the model’s historical past, coalescing in a defining assertion of a real Cadillac flagship.”
Colour & Trim Artistic Designer Laetitia Lopez mentioned, “We’ve mixed the fantastic thing about operate with the fantastic thing about kind. We needed to rethink all features to immerse the client, all of their senses, and create a reference to the automobile by way of the best real supplies, distinctive detailing and superior expertise.”
Cadillac has not but introduced timing for manufacturing of the Celestiq, however we all know it is going to be hand-built, permitting for loads of customization. GM just lately introduced an $81 million funding at its tech heart in Warren, Mich., the place the Celestiq shall be produced.