Cadillac Celestiq Prototypes Have Started On-road Testing

Kevin Williams
by Kevin Williams

Cadillac’s hand-made flagship has started on-the-road testing.

The Cadillac Celestiq now exists in more forms than a one-off prototype concept show car. With pomp and circumstance, the brand released high-quality photos of the large sedan, or um, hatchback, rather, driving around the Detroit area on its social media platforms. The prototype is decked out in stylish camo that obscures most details, but Cadillac’s still given us a teaser, which at the very least lets us know that the car does exist outside of the concept car circuit.

The Cadillac logo-laden camo hides most details, but we can still see that the Celestiq is a large, long sedan with proportions that look nearly identical to the concept. The roofline falls into an odd hatchback shape, just like the concept. The windows and beltline look proportionally low, and the wheels are huge. Camo covers up the main taillight shapes, but it looks like the engineering team is using basic, simple round lights to keep the prototype legal on the road.

Pricing hasn’t been announced, but the Celestiq’s handmade bespoke nature should have a pricepoint that could reach well into the $300,000 range. Underneath, the Celestiq is using the Ultium platform, just like the GMC Hummer EV. The Celestiq is planned to be made at the GM Global Technical Center in Michigan. The facility got an $81 million upgrade to support the vehicle’s production.

Will people willingly pay well into the six figures for an electric Cadillac? We aren’t sure, but the Celestiq is shaping up to be one large, dramatic sedan.

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Kevin Williams
Kevin Williams

Kevin has been obsessed with cars ever since he could talk. He even learned to read partially by learning and reading the makes and models on the back of cars, only fueling his obsession. Today, he is an automotive journalist and member of the Automotive Press Association. He is well-versed in electrification, hybrid cars, and vehicle maintenance.

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