Would you pay $300,000 for a Cadillac? You probably would if it looked like the new Celestiq electric sedan. That's exactly what you see here, and it's something we just didn't see coming. The brand is redefining itself in a big way, and they are going way, way upmarket with this car that will be up there with the likes of Bentley and Rolls-Royce. The car also looks like nothing else we've ever seen (except for its DNA-sharing Lyriq electric SUV),
The new flagship aims to compete with luxury EV sedans on the market with handbuilt construction, futuristic styling, and customization options galore What you see here is pretty much the production Celestiq, and it's got creases and beautiful lines as far as the eye can see. Our guess is it will look even better in person. The large faux grille, sculpted hood and body, signature bladed LED lighting elements, and that nearly endless sloping roofline make for one stunning Caddy.
Details are scant, but we do know that the Celestiq will provide two electric motors, powerful acceleration like Tesla and Porsche, all-wheel drive and four-wheel steering. The Celestiq's driving range should be at least 300 miles on a full charge. Power will come from an Ultium battery pack that could be as big as 100.0 kWh, but there will be less powerful options for those who don't need this.
The arresting red interior you see here has beautifully textured leather seating that looks like it belongs in a futuristic jazz lounge of the best kind. Even more dramatic is the huge 55-inch digital touchscreen display that's paired with screens for the rear occupants. The Celestiq also gets an electrochromic panoramic glass roof that's controllable by individual passengers for their own portion of the roof, ecologically-sourced open-pore wood trim with LED light perforations, and tons of leather color choices on multiple surfaces including the rear cargo area.
The new car won't scrimp on the sound experience, either. Cadillac will likely provide a super-premium AKG system that uses in-headrest speakers like the one in the large Escalade SUV. In terms of safety, the Celestiq will also have the next-gen version of GM's excellent Super Cruise hands-free driving technology, which will be called Ultra Cruise. We've driven a CT6 with the Super Cruise tech, and we can attest to its tremendous functionality and responsiveness.
Look for this super-premium Caddy to hit showrooms as a 2025 model with a starting price of about $300,000 which should make it the most expensive Cadillac ever built by a longshot.