The Cadillac Celestiq is an electric ultra-luxury sedan that is positioned as the luxury marque’s flagship vehicle. The Celestiq is the first vehicle to be assembled at the GM Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, where it is built completely by hand, save for certain drivetrain and battery components.
|2024 – present
|GM Global Technical Center, Warren, Michigan, USA
|Ultium Drive motors
|USA, Canada, China, Middle East, Europe, other markets possible
|No direct predecessor
|No direct successor
Celestiq Show Car
After being delayed for quite some time, the Cadillac Celestiq show car was unveiled on July 22nd, 2022. 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 V16 coaches, and especially from the hand-built 1957 Cadillac Brougham.
It shares quite a few design elements with the Cadillac Lyriq luxury electric crossover, namely the front “grille” LED lighting display, which features similar vertical lighting signatures on both sides, horizontal accent lights, and a lighting pattern across the glossy black “grille” display.
First Generation (2024 – Present)
The 2024 Cadillac Celestiq in production form was unveiled in October 2022. Each unit of the Celestiq is specially commissioned and hand-built with materials and details specially selected by the customer, who will work hand-in-hand with their preferred dealer and the Cadillac design team.
The Celestiq rides available 23-inch forged aluminum wheels with 23-inch summer-only Michelin Pilot Sport EV tires designed specifically for Cadillac with EV efficiency in mind. And speaking of efficiency, the Ultium technology underpinning the ultra luxury sedan facilitates a 200 kW DC fast charging system that can add up to an estimated 78 miles of range in just 10 minutes at certain charging stations.
As for what powers the ultra-luxury sedan, the 2024 Cadillac Celestiq features a 111 kWh battery pack and a dual-motor all-wheel-drive propulsion system. Cadillac estimates its setup will be good for approximately 300 miles of driving range on a single charge while providing a whopping 600 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque. The ultra luxury sedan is capable of sprinting from zero to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds. It also features Variable Regen on Demand braking technology, capturing energy wasted during the braking process and feeding that energy back into the battery pack, much like the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq.
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 is also one of the first vehicles to feature Ultra Cruise, which is capable of handling up to 95 percent of driving scenarios without human input.
Assembly of the Cadillac Celestiq began at the GM Global Technical Center in late 2023.
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