When many people think Cadillac, they likely think of the luxurious “land-yacht” sedans that dominated the luxury marque’s lineup for most of its history. Lately, though, the automotive industry as a whole has been on a changing trajectory, with many brands trimming their sedan lineups in favor of utility vehicles like crossovers and SUVs. But as Cadillac pushes forward into its all-EV future, it doesn’t plan to completely turn its back on sedans, and will continue to make four-door passenger vehicles powered by an electric drivetrain.
Cadillac Society recently learned from sources familiar with future Cadillac product plans that the luxury marque plans to continuing to offer “low H-point” (“low hip-point) vehicles. In other words, a vehicle like the Cadillac Lyriq is said to have a “regular hip-point,” meaning it has a higher ride height and allows for easier entry and egress than a vehicle with a low hip point (such as a sedan) or a high hip point (such as an SUV like the Escalade).
Sources tell us that Cadillac will offer at least two vehicles that will have a low H-point, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that these will be traditional sedans with “three-box” designs. Instead, these vehicles will likely be sportbacks, similar to the Cadillac Escala concept or the Cadillac InnerSpace concept.
The Cadillac Celestiq, the luxury marque’s upcoming flagship sedan, is a perfect example of a sedan with a low H-point. Specifics haven’t been released quite yet, but we do know that it will be low-slung. The Celestiq is expected to have an extravagant starting price point of $300,000, pricing it out of the range of many buyers.
However, Cadillac Society learned that there will be at least one more low H-point EV on the way. This vehicle will be more affordable and smaller than the Celestiq. In fact, Cadillac parent company, General Motors, has referred to this model as the “Lux Low Roof” in a product plan presentation regarding the BEV3 platform back in 2020. Sources also tell us that the luxury marque is also considering a third low H-point vehicle, but it’s not clear if this model has been greenlit for development at this point.
It should be noted that none of these forthcoming low H-point vehicles will feature a traditional gasoline-powered engine, and will instead feature battery electric propulsion systems.