The elusive Cadillac Celestiq show car was finally revealed last month. Now, the luxury marque has released a series of photos depicting its all-new battery electric flagship sedan undergoing testing clad in rather disorienting camouflage.
The unique camo wrap differs from camo patterns seen on other prototypes, featuring a starry theme that could be a reference to the Celestiq’s outer space-inspired nameplate. The wrap conceals the finer details of the electric sedan’s design, hiding its front end behind what appear to be a set of blocky sections. The vehicle’s side profile also appears to be flat beneath the camo, likely due to Cadillac’s desire to keep the surface development close to the vest until the production model debuts.
Despite this, the vertical lighting elements are visible up front, although they appear to be placeholder clusters instead of the more streamlined versions that will be implemented on the production version. Also noticeable are a few cutouts that were likely made to allow the vehicle’s forward-facing camera and sensors to function.
As we can see from the side, the Cadillac Celesetiq has a low-slung, sporty profile, with a wide, low-to-the-ground stance, and a long roofline that slopes downward aft of the C-pillar in hatchback-like style. Interestingly, the rolling stock are concealed behind a set of wheel covers.
Riding on the BEV3 platform, 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. Recently, Cadillac’s parent company, General Motors, filed to trademark four Celestiq-related names – Celestiq Vale, Celestiq Mist, Celestiq Aurora and Celestiq Magnetic. The names will likely take the place of Cadillac’s traditional Y-trim strategy.
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