In the near future, Cadillac will have a new flagship vehicle. The Celestiq had been ridiculed for more than two years, but the Caddy teaser train was finally pulled into the station. We’ll see the ultra-luxury sedan in its entirety on July 22. And to hold us back, Cadillac released some teaser images showing the generous exterior and interior.
It is important to note that July 22 marks the debut date of the Celestiq Show Car. In other words, it’s still a concept production model, but we don’t expect a significant difference in the version people can buy. The new teaser image leaves little to the imagination, offering a full look at the Celestiq fastback form on the back, complete with a flaming Cadillac badge. The brand’s trademark vertical taillights also light horizontally along the sides.
You won’t find the exhaust tip under the rear fascia. The Celestiq is fully electric, leveraging GM’s Ultium platform. Details of the motor or horsepower haven’t been mentioned yet, but we do take a look at Michelin Pilot Sport tires among the latest teaser photos. Such aggressive performance tires are more often associated with engines like the Porsche 911, so we assume the Celestiq will take a serious hit at at least some trim levels.
Inside, we are treated to a bird’s-eye view of the four-seat arrangement for the driver and passengers. Digital displays abound, including a large single display on the dashboard. We suspect the greenhouse in the production version will look a little different than the show car – among other things, the thin seats don’t look very comfortable. But the takeaway is pretty self explanatory. The Celestiq will be large, luxurious, packed with technology, and if the price rumors are true, very expensive.
As such, Cadillac says it will be a handcrafted machine with a “personal connection” for each buyer. The automaker also talked about creative collaborations, suggesting that Celestiq buyers will have the opportunity to work with the brand on specific configurations. It’s in line with other high-end luxury automakers, but will Celestiq have enough leverage for buyers to move away from Rolls-Royce or Bentley to make a new electric Caddy?
That’s a question that won’t be answered anytime soon. The Celestiq Show Car debuted on July 22, but Cadillac isn’t ready to talk about production version availability just yet. We previously heard that it would arrive sometime in 2025.