Cadillac’s future is all about battery-powered electric vehicles, and the Celestiq will lead the way into this next chapter in the luxury marque’s history. The sportback sedan was designed with Cadillac’s 120-year-long heritage in mind, as design and engineering teams sought inspiration from the luxury marque’s bespoke V-16 coaches, and especially from the hand-built 1957 Cadillac Brougham.
The Celestiq features a sleek, low profile that slopes downward into a fastback-like rear end. Its design is strikingly similar to the Cadillac Lyriq, boasting sculpted body lines and sharp angles. Its front fascia boasts an integrated LED display and the luxury marque’s signature vertical headlights, while the taillights accentuate the slope of the rear window with an L-shaped design.
Premium technology is abound within the Cadillac Celestiq show car interior. The infotainment system is governed by five high-definition LED interactive displays. A massive 55-inch diagonal LED display spans the dashboard, featuring digital blinds that bar the driver from viewing videos being watched by the passenger, eliminating distractions. Up top, the Cadillac Celestiq features a roof with SPD SmartGlass, split into four quadrants of variable lighting, enabling passengers to control their respective zone’s opacity. The Celestiq will also be one of the first vehicles to feature Ultra Cruise, which will be capable of handling up to 95 percent of driving scenarios without human input.
“We’ve combined the beauty of function with the beauty of form,” said Laetitia Lopez, creative designer of Cadillac Color and Trim. “We had to reconsider all aspects to immerse the customer, all of their senses, and create a connection with the vehicle through the finest genuine materials, exceptional detailing and advanced technology.”
It’s important to note that the vehicle unveiled today is a show car, and not everything seen here will make it to the production model.
The Cadillac Celestiq will be built in very small numbers at the GM Global Technical Center, thanks to an $81 million investment in the facility. The luxury marque states that more information on the production model, including availability, will be revealed “at a later date.” Sources have indicated that interested customers should expect the Celestiq to carry a price tag of over $300,000.
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