Cadillac has gone to great lengths to avoid using plastic whenever possible, especially within the vehicle. The polish and even the basic design of the metal are all actual metal and may be changed. There will be a variety of color possibilities, but Cadillac will also enable you match your Celestiq to your preferred lipstick or your dog’s eyes.
SlashGear/Chris Davies The Cadillac team will be traveling to meet with customers where they are in addition to having a design hub at GM’s Warren center with a craft center to display some potential. Owners have the option of visiting sometimes to see their car being made or keeping track of it through their personal concierge.
SlashGear/Chris Davies The only actual restrictions are those that are necessary to maintain the car’s compliance with safety standards. Beyond that, you get the impression that Cadillac genuinely wants its consumers to take the initiative and push the boundaries of what is possible. The VP of Global Design, Michael Simcoe, says, “We’d love you to go extreme.”
SlashGear/Chris Davies SlashGear/Chris Davies SlashGear/Chris Davies The rest of the Celestiq’s technology is much more obvious. There are five high-definition displays in the interior, including a 55-inch screen that spans the entire dashboard and is actually two panels hidden behind one sheet of glass. Comfort and seat settings, as well as opening and closing the power doors, are controlled through front and rear command centers. Two 12.6-inch rear displays are also provided for the double back seats. Celestiq is unquestionably a four-seater experience, despite its size.
SlashGear/Chris Davies The infotainment system is powered by Google’s software and includes features like the Play store, Maps, and Assistant built in. Also included are three external speakers for Cadillac’s first exterior sound system, a 38-speaker AKG audio system with 1,000 watts of power and next-generation active noise cancellation, and other features. Antennas cleverly hidden inside 7mm-thick acoustic laminated glass ensure that outside noise is kept at a minimum.
SlashGear/Chris Davies The Gentherm ClimateSense promises 33 different microclimate devices for each passenger to choose how their seat heats and cools. A sophisticated HVAC system is also available. This includes motorized vents, heated armrests and pads, and neck scarf vents for the front and back seats. According to Cadillac, the outcome is not only more precisely managed, but it is also more effective than a standard temperature control system.
SlashGear/Chris Davies SlashGear/Chris Davies SlashGear/Chris Davies SlashGear/Chris Davies Nevertheless, it doesn’t seem realistic that any of us will come across a Celestiq in the wild very frequently. Cadillac won’t restrict global allocations or production of the vehicle on purpose; instead, it will rely on its manufacturing capabilities and consumer demand for such EVs to accomplish these goals. However, the manufacturer claims that there has already been a large amount of interest, and that manufacturing will start in December 2023.
SlashGear/Chris Davies It’s fair to say that existing luxury players and newer entry-level competitors have hurt Cadillac in recent years. Models like the CT5-V Blackwing have undoubtedly not compromised on performance, but it is debatable whether they have succeeded in achieving the real status of an authentic luxury vehicle.
Although Celestiq won’t be to everyone’s liking, it makes it clear what Cadillac considers to be its top goals. According to Michael Simcoe, vice president of global design, “what all companies require is a halo, you need to have a North Star that distinguishes a brand.” “Celestiq is now, in many ways, Cadillac.”