The flagship Cadillac Celestiq electric luxury sedan has been unveiled
Detroit automaker Cadillac has revealed the show car version of the Cadillac Celestiq electric luxury sedan, an EV inspired by the marque’s classics with a futuristic vision of innovation in engineering.
The design and engineering teams focused on the craftsmanship and customization that characterized early Cadillac cars, including the hand-built 1957 Eldorado Brougham and the V-16 powered coaches of the pre-war era. The Cadillac Celestiq electric luxury sedan, which was produced using cutting-edge production methods and technology, is the pinnacle of that tradition.
“The CELESTIQ show car is the purest expression of Cadillac,” said manager of Cadillac Advanced Design, Magalie Debellis. “It brings to life the most integrated expressions of design and innovation in the brand’s history, coalescing in a defining statement of a true Cadillac flagship.”
Features include a variable-transmission Smart Glass Roof and Ultra Cruise, Cadillac’s next generation of hands-free driver assistance technology. The Suspended Particle Device (SPD) technology used in the Smart Glass Roof enables four zones of lighting, giving passengers complete control over the level of comfort and visibility in the cabin.
There’s also five HD LED interactive displays, including a 55-inch-diagonal advanced LED display. In order to allow passengers the ability to watch videos while keeping them hidden from the driver’s view, the display provides an active privacy technology that projects electronic digital privacy blinds.
“We’ve combined the beauty of function with the beauty of form,” said creative designer for Cadillac Color and Trim, Laetitia Lopez. “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.”
Additionally, General Motors’ plans to spend $81 million to support its assembly of the Cadillac Celestiq electric luxury sedan at GM’s Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan. The building was designed by renowned Finnish architect, Eero Saarinen, and the Celestiq will be the facility’s first production vehicle since it opened in 1956.
The GM subsidiary claims the Cadillac Celestiq electric luxury sedan will be their “most advanced vehicle ever” due to the advancements in technology. The production version of Celestiq will be made available upon announcement at a later time.