(By Tom Lohnes) – Cadillac is doing a great job staying relevant nowadays, with the luxurious Escalade, affordable XT4, and fast V-series cars, but one thing they are certainly lacking from their lineup is an EV. Well, the Lyriq crossover is coming next year, but is there anything in store for an electric twist on Cadillac’s classic full-size sedan?
Keeping the “iq” on the end of the names going, the Cadillac Celestiq takes the already large CT6, stretches it some more, and puts a battery and a few motors underneath. Outside, the Celestiq, at least in renders and spyshots, is no looker. Keeping the massive fake grille of the Lyriq and adding more sleek styling, the Celestiq is decent from the front, but it all falls apart on the side view. There, on the rear quarter panels, a rather odd design choice has taken place. The tail light has stretched itself about ¾ way into the panel, giving a distinctive but controversial look. Inside, the Celestiq, you will find the rich leathers, real wood, and comfortable massaging seats Cadillac is known for, as well. as the 38-inch OLED display from the Escalade land-barge. Power stats are all but confirmed, but expect a high-power V variant to go up against. the Porsche Taycan Turbo S and Tesla Model S Plaid.
So, the Celestiq is still a while away, but the reveal should take place this summer, and production should be by 2024 at the latest.