Cadillac CELESTIQ Show Car Reveals Production Model Potential
After the recent hubbub surrounding Cadillac’s all-electric LYRIQ, it’s no surprise to see the brand focus on their electrified future. In showcasing their future endeavors, Cadillac has released details and images of their CELESTIQ show car.
The CELESTIQ is said to draw inspiration from the automaker’s 120-year heritage, pulling the artisanship from classics like the prewar V-16 coaches and the hand-built 1957 Eldorado Brougham. Of course, don’t expect to see any large displacement blocks inside the CELESTIQ, as it will be built as an electric vehicle likely utilizing GM’s Ultium EV platform.
“The CELESTIQ show car is the purest expression of Cadillac,” said Magalie Debellis, manager, Cadillac Advanced Design. “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.”
The show car hints at some of the materials, technology and overall styling to be incorporated into the final production model. The CELESTIQ does offer some distinctively-Caddy vibes, like the vertical headlights and taillights. Even with these cues it’s still a relatively bespoke package consider the sloping rear roofline and extended rear lighting fixtures, among other design elements.
Though, it may just be what's on the inside that counts. For starters, five interactive displays, including a 55-inch-diagonal screen upfront. The CELESTIQ will also feature Ultra Cruise technology, an evolution of the brand’s hands-free Super Cruise technology which we recently demoed in the Escalade V. Another interesting feature is the Smart Glass Roof; with the inclusion of Suspended Particle Device technology, it’s capable of four zones of variable lighting. This allows each occupant to customize lighting conditions for their comfort.
This is just a small sampling of the production CELETIQ, planned for an official announcement later this year. We aren’t sure how close this vision is to the final product, but we’ll find out together here on MotorWeek!