Dramatic All-Electric Concept Luxury Sedan Raises the Bar
Cadillac has made the decision to be more than a premium brand offering deluxe sedans and SUVs. The 2025 Celestiq EV, currently in the concept stage, will take Cadillac into a completely different space of seriously high-end, ultra-luxury cars.
Side profile of the Celestiq show car exterior shot from above, hints at a shooting brake.
The Celestiq Concept with its long sweeping lines and roof, sleek silhouette and a retro-feel to the bustle rear end, will make it not only the flagship electric vehicle from Cadillac, but also the most recognizable. With styling cues similar to the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq EV, Cadillac’s color and trim design director Laetititia Lopez says the Celestiq “combines the beauty of function with the beauty of form”
Here is what we know so far.
A 55-inch pillar-to-pillar advanced LED screen is the highlight of the dash.
- Built on the dedicated Ultium EV Platform
- American made at the General Motors Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan
- Handcrafted by a small team of craftspeople, with each Celestiq custom-built for the owner
- Front and rear electric motors for all-wheel drive (production version will probably offer rear-wheel and all-wheel drive models)
- Estimated minimum of 350+ miles of all-electric driving range
- Front and rear wheel steering
- Suspension tuned for ride comfort
- All new interior design
- Five high-definition LED interactive displays that extend 55-inches across the complete dash
- The passenger portion of the screen has “electronic digital blinds” blocking the screen content from the driver
- Smart Glass Roof with the technology for four zones of variable lighting
Pricing and Availability
The Cadillac Celestiq is projected go on sale in 2025. Pricing has not been announced, but estimates begin at $300,000.
Observations: Cadillac Celestiq Concept
Clean Fleet Report wishes we could tell you more, but like us you will have to wait over the coming months and years for Cadillac to leak-out more tidbits.
The striking rear of the Celestiq
Until then, a few words from Mark Reuss, president at General Motors. “As Cadillac’s future flagship sedan, Celestiq signifies a new, resurgent era for the brand. Each one will be hand-built by an amazing team of craftspeople, emphasizing our commitment to delivering a world-class Cadillac with nothing but the best in craftsmanship, design, engineering and technology.”
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Story by John Faulkner. Photos by Cadillac.
John Faulkner is Road Test Editor at Clean Fleet Report. He has more than 30 years’ experience branding, launching and marketing automobiles. He has worked with General Motors (all Divisions), Chrysler (Dodge, Jeep, Eagle), Ford and Lincoln-Mercury, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Toyota on consumer events and sales training programs. His interest in automobiles is broad and deep, beginning as a child riding in the back seat of his parent’s 1950 Studebaker. He is a journalist member of the Motor Press Guild.