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2023 Cadillac Celestiq: Model Preview & Release Date

Sarah Willis
Contributing Writer - January 13, 2022

Model Preview

Cadillac announced that it is coming out with the Celestiq, an all-electric luxury sedan that will serve as a flagship vehicle for the brand’s next generation of cars. Anticipated to be packed with technology, this EV also has a hand-built quality that places it at the forefront of Cadillac’s lineup. Exact information isn't available yet, but Cadillac has given us some details of what shoppers can expect from this electric car.

As it is believed to be taking styling cues from the Cadillac Escala concept, the Celestiq is likely to be sleek with large exterior dimensions and a fastback sloping roofline. On the inside, the cabin is rumored to seat up to four and be designed with leather upholstery and real wood trim.

The dashboard is also meant to take after the Escala concept with a sophisticated look that includes a wide free-form, digital infotainment screen that stretches across the entire dashboard for the driver and front-seat passenger. Additional screens for passengers in the back may also be included. Cadillac has also confirmed that the Celestiq will feature an SPD-SmartGlass roof, which passengers can control the opacity and illumination of to help set an ambiance and either block or let in more light in their own quadrant of the roof. The Celestiq will also debut the new feature called Ultra Cruise, which allows for hands-free driving on city streets.

This model is set to be built on the GM BEV3 all-electric platform, which integrates both Ultium battery technology and the Ultium drive motor system. Separately, Cadillac will introduce a new electric SUV called the Lyriq that will help launch GM's next big push toward electrification.

Pricing & Release Date

Delayed twice due to the pandemic, Cadillac debuted this EV for the first time at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show and announced that this ultraluxury, flagship sedan will go on sale in 2023. The Celestiq's production is slated to take place in Warren, Michigan at the GM Tech Center. Since it is going to be hand-built, Cadillac says that the Celestiq will have a production rate of only 1.2 vehicles per day.

Pricing for the upcoming Celestiq is still unknown, but rumors are floating around that it may be around $200,000.

At that price, the Celestiq would be a bit pricy even for a luxury sedan and it may find itself competing with the likes of the upcoming Tesla Roadster, Audi e-tron GT, Mercedes-Benz EQS, Tesla Model X, and Porsche Taycan.

Pictured: 2023 Cadillac Celestiq

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