August 11, 2022

 

A month and a half after sharing the primary public photos of the Celestiq electrical sedan, Cadillac has publicly shared the complete monty, unveiling a number of full photos of the “present automotive” model of the marque’s flagship electrical sedan in addition to a brand new video.

When it arrives, the Cadillac Celestiq would be the second BEV to reach below the Cadillac marque behind the Lyriq, which is simply beginning to put together deliveries. It can even be the one of many subsequent EVs to debut on guardian firm GM’s Ultium Platform, equipping it to shortly cost across the US on the Ultium Cost 360 community (hopefully with Plug and Cost as effectively).

We first caught wind of the Cadillac Celestiq again in early 2021, together with a picture showcasing a novel ‘sensible glass’ roof. Even then, Cadillac was touting its second BEV mannequin as a flagship automobile clad with hand-crafted supplies.

We hadn’t heard a lot since then, till this previous June when Cadillac unveiled new photos of the Celestiq, describing its design as “avant-garde” constructed to problem the ultra-luxury phase. These preliminary photos left A LOT to the creativeness (we mainly solely noticed a taillight, a wheel, and a door hinge).

Days later, we realized the Celestiq could be a completely hand-built EV – designed for low quantity, ultra-lux manufacturing – and can function over 100 3D printed parts. GM president Mark Reuss spoke on the time:

As Cadillac’s future flagship sedan, CELESTIQ signifies a brand new, resurgent period for the model.  Every one will likely be hand-built by a tremendous workforce of craftspeople on our historic Technical Middle campus, and right this moment’s funding announcement emphasizes our dedication to delivering a world-class Cadillac with nothing however the perfect in craftsmanship, design, engineering and expertise.

We’re nonetheless not sure what output “low quantity” means to Cadillac, however we have been hoping to be taught extra right this moment when full physique photos of the Celestiq have been revealed. In anticipation of right this moment’s bigger reveal, Cadillac teased just a few extra new photos on Wednesday. Right here’s a recap:

Whereas we’ve loads of imagery to gawk over, there are nonetheless a number of query marks surrounding this EV comparable to, “What design parts will truly make it into the manufacturing model?” and “Will this electrical sedan actually price the rumored $300,000?”

We nonetheless don’t know these solutions, however at the least we get a greater take a look at the future-forward design of the upcoming sedan. Test it out:

Cadillac shares new photos and particulars of Celestiq sedan

In a press launch this morning, Cadillac has formally unveiled its Celestiq present automotive, describing it as “a imaginative and prescient of innovation and goal that previews the model’s future handcrafted and all-electric flagship sedan.”

In line with GM’s luxurious model, the Celestiq design workforce immersed itself in Cadillac’s historical past in sedans through the prewar period, combining it with the customization of the hand-built 1957 Eldorado Broughham. The Celestiq’s chief engineer Tony Roma elaborated:

These automobiles represented the head of luxurious of their respective eras, and helped make Cadillac the usual of the world. The Celestiq present automotive — additionally a sedan, as a result of the configuration provides the perfect luxurious expertise — builds on that pedigree and captures the spirt of arrival they expressed.

By constructing a brand new sedan present automotive from the bottom up on GM’s Ultium platform, the Cadillac workforce seemed to mix kind and performance to ship an EV that evokes emotion at first look. See the Cadillac Celestiq photos above. Are you emotional? Maybe these extra design particulars will stir one thing inside you:

  • 5 high-definition, superior LED interactive shows
    • Consists of 55-inch-diagonal show with digital digital blinds lively privateness expertise, designed to permit passengers to get pleasure from video content material whereas blocking it from the view of the driving force
  • (Anticipated) trade firsts:
    • Variable-transmission Good Glass Roof with Suspended Particle Gadget (SPD) expertise – 4 zones of variable lighting passengers can fine-tune for customized consolation and visibility
    • GM’s Extremely Cruise true hands-free driving

When it reaches manufacturing, the Celestiq will likely be hand-built at GM’s World Technical Middle in Michigan as a part of an $81 million funding to assist the meeting course of. In line with GM, the Celestiq would be the first manufacturing automobile constructed at that campus because it opened in 1956.

Cadillac shared that extra particulars relating to Celestiq manufacturing will likely be introduced later this 12 months, however for now we simply have photos. Oh and the launch video beneath – get pleasure from!

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