Cadillac has offered a sneak peek, although a very limited one, at the upcoming ultra-luxury, fully electric Celestiq show car. Cadillac’s future flagship sedan, Celestiq is designed to set a new standard for luxury EVs, embodying Cadillac’s “commitment to reimagining what’s possible in design and technology.”
The foundation of Celestiq is the modular Ultium battery platform, which enables greater design flexibility. The Celestiq design and engineering teams took advantage of the new space and explored opportunities to artfully integrate cutting edge technology. The result is reported to be a vehicle with a dramatic presence, a low profile and rearward proportions. The car will feature all-wheel drive, four-wheel steering and a full-glass roof.
Each vehicle will offer a curated selection of hand-crafted materials, and each Celestiq will be designed to reflect the individuality of its owner. Inside the cabin, Celestiq aims to take “the artful integration of technology to new heights, with a customizable experience for drivers and passengers.”
Celestiq’s roof is expected to be one of the first to feature a four-quadrant, suspended-particle-device smart glass. With this smart glass, each occupant of the vehicle can set their own level of roof transparency. The individualized experience shared by each occupant will be a signature aspect of the Cadillac Celestiq.
The driver and front-seat passenger will enjoy a pillar-to-pillar freeform display with active privacy to help mitigate driver distraction while rear-seat passengers have personalized entertainment screens. Console screens between seats in the front and back will separate individualized comfort settings from entertainment displays to minimize distractions.
Another major innovation for Cadillac that was revealed at this year’s CES, as part of General Motors’s ‘Everybody In’ campaign, was the Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) air taxi – an electric aircraft capable of vertical takeoff and landing. The design gives a glimpse of what the future would look like, a time when personal flying technology is possible, and it reimagines modern mobility.