General Motors on Wednesday (15/6/2022) announced that it would invest US$81 million to build the flagship electric car Cadillac Celestiq at the Warren Technical Center plant, located in Michigan, United States.
According to the leading provider of global automotive databases, AutoForecast Solutions (AFS), production of the Celestiq will begin in late 2023 at the Michigan plant. Celestiq will share battery cells, motors and other components with Cadillac Lyriq models.
AFS added, this vehicle is planned to be produced in very low numbers, which is around 400 units per year.
GM declined to confirm the production volume of the Celestiq and the initial number of vehicles to be produced.
“If done right, the Celestiq could become the top-of-the-line model used to make the Cadillac of choice for celebrities and royalty,” said AFS vice president Sam Fiorani.
GM says the Cadillac Celestiq model will be the first vehicle to be produced at the Warren Tech Center plant, which was designed by renowned Finnish architect Eero Saarinen and his father Eliel Saarinen, and opened in 1956.
GM added that the EV model will use more than 100 3D components, including structural parts printed in polymers and metals.