Cadillac Teases its CELESTIQ Electric Sedan Designed to Challenge Tesla
Cadillac has promised to eventually feature all-electric vehicles and used CES to give a sneak peek of what will be the brand’s flagship sedan. The all-new Cadillac CELESTIQ will be built on the same Ultium battery platform that supports the 2022 GMC Hummer EV. Ultium promises to give GM incredible flexibility and give the different vehicles much better mileage range, depending the vehicle’s weight. An extended range of 300 miles will give the Cadillac CELESTIQ better footing to challenge the Tesla EVs.
Cutting Edge Technology
Cadillac is promising a stunning design, cutting edge technology and greater options for personalization. Cadillac says each CELESTIQ will be designed to reflect the individuality of its owner. One key feature is a full-glass roof. The roof is made from smart glass and divided into four quadrants. According to Cadillac, “With this smart glass, each occupant of the vehicle can set their own level of roof transparency. The individualized experience shared by each occupant will be a signature aspect of the Cadillac CELESTIQ.”
The luxury sedans will be all-wheel drive and four-wheel steering, similar to what is being offered on the GMC Hummer EV.
Incredible Driver Display
Unlike most driver side dashes or instrument clusters, the CELESTIQ will offer an incredible pillar-to-pillar display. Drivers will have the ability to customize what they see and how they control settings in the vehicle. Much of future vehicle design is all about customization and Cadillac is expected to put its most advanced technology in its flagship sedan. Rear seat passengers will have their own personalized entertainment screens and comfort controls.
Few CELESTIQ Details
At this point, Cadillac is not saying anything about the exact expected range for the CELESTIQ. Nor is Cadillac saying when we will see the CELESTIQ hit showrooms. However, in previous stories about the new Ultium platform, GM says the platform will be capable of allowing an EV to go 450 miles on a single charge. GM claims some of the EV models will be able to go from 0-60 in as little as three seconds. GM has invested $27 billion in EV and AV products through 2025. The automaker is promising to launch 30 new electric vehicles globally by the end of 2025.
The roll out for the CELESTIQ seems to be following the pattern that GM set with the 2022 GMC Hummer EV. The automaker teased key details several different times before showing the entire vehicle. This time Cadillac is talking about the roof and the incredible new pillar-to-pillar dash while only showing a corner of the new sedan. Hopefully, we’ll see more aspects of the new flagship soon.
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