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Cadillac Celestiq Flagship Electric Sedan Teased: Video

Cadillac Celestiq Flagship Electric Sedan Teased: Video

Cadillac has just released a teaser video of the upcoming Cadillac Celestiq show car. Those not obsessively following all things Cadillac like we do here at Cadillac Society should note that the Celestiq is an upcoming full-size sedan with a battery electric drivetrain that will serve as the marque’s flagship vehicle.

There are several hints as to the new vehicle’s shape, which does indeed seem to resemble the Escala concept revealed at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. However, most of the video is devoted to the roof of the Celestiq show car.

The Celestiq is, in Cadillac’s words, “expected to be one of the first to feature a four-quadrant, suspended-particle-device smart glass”. Each of the four occupants can adjust the transparency of the section of glass above their heads.

No technical details are given, but it could very well be that a small electric charge arranges the suspended particles in an order that prevents all the available light from entering the vehicle.

The Cadillac Celestiq is also seen to have a front digital display panel extending the entire width of the cockpit that even puts the huge screen in the 2021 Escalade. The screen has what Cadillac describes as “active privacy”, allowing the front passenger to view parts of the screen without distracting the driver. Rear-seat passengers have their own personalized entertainment screens.

“Designed to set a new standard for luxury EVs, the Cadillac Celestiq show car embodies Cadillac’s commitment to reimagine what’s possible in design and technology,” the marque explains in a press release. “The Celestiq imparts immersive, personalized and ultra-luxurious mobility experiences that reward the senses and inspire extraordinary journeys.”

Cadillac adds that the Celestiq, which will be based on the new BEV3 platform and will use Ultium battery technology, “is headed into production in the near future”. The Cadillac Celestiq will be mostly hand-built, and to be priced at around $200,000.

Our understanding is that it will be the last of six new Cadillac EVs due to go on sale between now and the end of 2025.

The first of those six models will be the Lyriq crossover, which will launch nine months ahead of schedule in the first quarter of 2022. It will be followed, in an order yet to be specified, by two more crossovers called Optiq and Symboliq, an electric version of the fifth-generation Escalade full-size SUV and a mixture of a sedan and a crossover coupe known so far only as the “low-roof” EV.

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Cadillac Celestiq Show Car Photo

13 Comments

  1. It looks a lot like the Lyriq from above, but the wheel openings are higher on the fenders, so the roof must be lower. The $200k model better not resemble a squashed $60k CUV that’s been out several years.

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  2. Silly comment. All BMWs look alike no matter their price.

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    • Cadillac can’t afford to ape BMW anymore.

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      • Who says a family resemblance/ commonality of appearance within a brand is apeing a competitor?

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  3. It does resemble the Lyriq from above although hard to see much in that “teaser.” There does not appear to be much of a trunk deck and those rear lights seem to rise somewhat similar to the Lyriq. I hope they add some angular creases, preferably one down the center of the vehicle, especially through the trunk and rear bumper.

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  4. This is a car that really interests me. Sedans and all types of automobiles (coupes, hatchbacks, sports, etc.) are for me. SUV´s & crossovers are definitively not for me. As owner of a Chevy Volt, the only options I have today when I decide to trade it, are the Tesla Model S or Model 3 or the upcomming Lucid Air, depending also of the price.

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  5. I’m sure the Celestiq will be a great car, but if anyone actually thinks it will sell for $200,000 they are sadly mistaken. Cadillac couldn’t sell a $60,000 Alante, or an $80,000 XLR. A $200,000 Sedan is just plain CRAZY.

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    • The Allante’ was a late ’80s to ’90s car at a different time compared to now with different leadership mindset. You can not compare the two. GM will invest the money for the Celestiq compared to lack of money invested in the Allante’.

      The Celestiq is low volume so it will be an alternative to the Rolls Royce and Bentley.

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    • So anyone who now buys a $100,000 Tesla Model S or X is also crazy, right?

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  6. Cadillac should know that why should people buy this overpriced car. I believe the reason the ELR didn’t make it was because of price. I think GM don’t get into hydrogen cars it will hurt. Fuel cells will be the future, Toyota will show this.

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    • The ELR was overpriced unnecessarily. There were several features lacking and not enough performance to separate it from the Volt for the reasons the car did not sell. The best part of the car was the interior design w/ quality, refinement and exterior looks. Those things alone did not help sell the car.

      You are also not realizing that the Celestiq will be low volume so Cadillac already aware this car will be limited.

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    • You haven’t seen the Celestiq or know more than the any one else outside GM about it. How do you know it’s overpriced?

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    • Can you make H2 fuel at home? Yet anyone can generate electricity at home with just solar or wind power. Every building and modern home has electric outlets for charging, mostly overnight while you sleep. And guess why GM stopped fuel cell development? They produced over 100 fuel cell Chevy Equinox test vehicles in 2009, yet none are operational now because that Equinox was difficult to maintain and even fueling was a chore. I own the original Owner Manual and I read it cover to cover. I am happy that GM stopped that path and went fully electric. BTW, those Chevy Equinox vehicles are the very first electric SUVs in the history of vehicles! I knew they will never go into production.

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