This year CES is happening online and GM has led the unveilings and heading to the luxury side of things. Cadillac today did a sneak peek preview of the ultra-luxury, fully electric Celestiq concept car. The company says it will be a new standard for luxury EVs.
What goes into the foundation of the new Celestiq is the Ultium battery platform, which provides greater flexibility of design. The new platform was taken advantage of with the new space and explored opportunities to integrate new technology. The vehicle is hence is designed very impressively with a dramatic presence, a low profile and rearward proportions, which makes it very desirable.
There is a lot of hand-crafted materials inside, it will also feature an all-wheel drive, four-wheel steering and a full-glass roof. The vehicle will also be the first to feature a four-quadrant, suspended-particle-device smart glass. So now, each occupant of the vehicle can set their own level of roof transparency for what they can see. Also, the driver and passenger seat will have a pillar-to-pillar ‘freeform’ display with active privacy to help mitigate distractions. And the console screens between seats in the front and back will separate individualized comfort.
Cadillac says that the Celestiq will be a completely bespoke vehicle as it will be designed keeping in mind the needs of the owner. Hand-crafted materials will be in use in this upcoming flagship sedan from Cadillac and so will be the use of other high-tech features.
Japanese carmakers Acura and Honda have already signed agreements with GM on the use of its Ultium platform for future vehicles. And, we do expect future Acura crossovers to be based on the same. Cadillac is also supposed to unveil the Lyriq EV other than the Celestiq and will be displayed soon to the public at a global reveal.