2024 Cadillac Celestiq: Boldly Designed EV Luxury Sedan

 

Cadillac’s newest model is unveiled and.. Well. It’s certainly one of a kind. But it’s a production vehicle, and it costs $300,000. Add $100,000 worth of options and the brand effectively ensures that no Celestiq will be the same.

 

 

As a fully electric saloon, Cadillac estimates its powertrain to be a dual motor system, making up for all wheel drive, and 600 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque. That enables it to achieve an optimistic 0-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds and a range of >482 kms. Emphasis on optimistic, as it supposedly weighs about 2721 kgs. The batteries are the same Ultium ones found in the new electric Hummer, with the exception that they’re laid out horizontally.

 

 

The aluminum chassis is wrapped in carbon fiber body panels, and we could only imagine it if it used traditional steel instead. It makes use of adaptive air suspension, with magnetic ride control, rear steering, active ride control, and also features an active rear spoiler. Because your land yacht needs one. It already has an array of driving assists and will feature the hardware for hands-free driving, but the latter won’t be capable of full autonomous driving just yet.

 

 

The interior is loaded with a boatload of things. First off, all seats feature passenger luxuries like massaging, heating, ventilation, and even neck-warmers. Yes. Neck-warmers. Every seat gets access to a screen. The front gets a whole load of screens too, with a 55-inch screen spanning from where the speedometer would be, all the way to the passenger’s side of the dash. The Celestiq boasts a total of 41 speakers; 38 on the inside, three on the outside to enhance the sounds. Perhaps you’re still wondering how it weighs 2.7 tons with all the things onboard.

 

 

<

p dir=”ltr” style=”line-height: 1.38;margin-top: 0pt;margin-bottom: 0pt”>Cadillac also invites the “Goddess” to represent the Celestiq. To sum it up, it’s Cadillac’s version of Rolls Royce’s Spirit of Ecstasy mascot which graced models of the 1930s to the 1950s. Except she won’t be on the hood, presumably due to pedestrian safety concerns. Instead, it finds its home in a small illuminated badge on both front fenders and several parts of the interior.

 

Sure, Cadillac has always presented itself as the American luxury brand. Classy, big, and carrying a great road presence was the past. This certainly still fulfills all that, but with the addition of confusion. The exterior design is enough to grant an article on its own. Outrageous? It surely is, and we guarantee it’s hard not to notice its presence on the road; not by the aura that it carries, but by the sheer bafflement of seeing it.

 

(Images sourced from Cadillac)

Leave a Reply