Cadillac's high-end electric vehicle, the Celestiq, has officially entered production, as confirmed by the company's Vice President, John Roth. General Motors, Cadillac's parent company, unveiled the Celestiq in 2022, positioning it as the brand's premier electric vehicle (EV). The vehicle boasts an anticipated 300 miles of range, a swift 0-60 MPH acceleration rate of 3.8 seconds, and a suite of luxurious features.
Previously disclosed by Cadillac's Chief Marketing Officer Melissa Grady Dias, the entry-level configuration of the Celestiq is priced at approximately $340,000. Roth shared in a media briefing that the production process is already underway, noting, “We have already begun building one of the units.”
While there is no specific information on the total number of units Cadillac or General Motors plans to produce, the company has acknowledged “extremely high demand” for the vehicle. However, the high pricing and the historical challenges faced by GM in launching new EVs add a layer of uncertainty to the definition of “extremely high demand.”
The Celestiq is currently being hand-built at the GM Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, suggesting limited availability. Despite this, Cadillac is sparing no expense in terms of features and offerings.
The vehicle's interior, teased in mid-2022, hinted at a luxurious and extravagant design. Notable features include Ultra Cruise, an advanced hands-free driver assistance suite equipped with 360-degree vehicle views and a smart glass roof.