First Look: 2024 Cadillac Celestiq EV, Pricing at $300,000+ [VIDEOS]

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Cadillac tonight officially unveiled their all-electric luxury vehicle, the Celestiq, which will have pricing start “north” of $300,000 USD. Production of the Celestiq EV will begin in December 2023.

“CELESTIQ is the purest expression of Cadillac, acknowledging our incredible history and driving us to a bolder and brighter future,” said Global Vice President of Cadillac Rory Harvey, in a statement. “It is a completely bespoke work of automotive art, built around the most advanced and innovative technology that we have ever engineered into an automobile.”

According to Cadillac, each Celestiq is customized and “no two will be alike,” due to the sheer amount of personalization available.

“CELESTIQ is like no Cadillac before it and the client experience is equally exceptional,” said Harvey. “Each vehicle is a unique expression of its owner, leveraging leading-edge technologies that make the driving experience personal and rewarding.”

The Celestiq will have an “extremely low volume of hand-built” cars offered worldwide each year.

Built on the Ultium Platform, the Celestiq will have:

  • A 111-kWh battery pack
  • Two-motor AWD system with 600 hp and 640 ft-lb torque
  • GM-estimated range of 300 miles (483 km) from a full charge
  • 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds
  • 200 kW DC fast-charging system: 78 miles in 10 minutes at public DC fast-charging station
  • Up to 23-inch wheels

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Other features include the likes of adaptive air suspension, active rear steering, active rear spoiler, active roll control, and more. There will also be a fixed glass room, exterior LED lighting, and no door handles as they open with the push of a button.

The interior will have a 55-inch diagonal HD screen, plus a front console display of 11-inches and a rear screen of 8-inches, to go with 12.6-inch displays on seat backs for passengers.

The audio system will have 41 speakers, including 3 exterior speakers.

The Celestiq body structure will be built from six large sand-cast aluminum components, which GM says reduces parts by 30-40 compared to typical stamped construction. The car will also have 115 3D-printed parts, such as window switches, grab handles and more.

The Celestiq will be produced at the General Motors Global Technical Center, in Warren, Michigan. Should Rolls-Royce and Bentley be scared of the Celestiq?

Check out a hands-on video below from Raiti’s Rides and Matt Maran Motoring:

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