There was a time when the name Cadillac held equal weight with other brands like Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and Mercedes-Benz. Back when chrome fins were in style and social status was measured by the number of ashtrays in a car. Cadillac aims to climb to the top shelf again with the all-new bespoke Cadillac Celestiq.
The Celestiq is the brand’s second all-electric vehicle after the soon-to-arrive Lyriq SUV. However, while the Cadillac Lyriq is a mass-production luxury vehicle, the Celestiq caters to a different clientele who don’t buy off the rack. Instead, like its ultra-luxury competitors, the Cadillac Celestiq is a hand-built, limited-production model offering buyers the luxury of bespoke options for a starting price of $300,000 – and a hefty deposit upfront.
Details about the Celestiq are rather scarce. However, we do know that the EV lives up to the brand’s iconic glory of being a large luxury vehicle. The Celestiq is longer and wider than the current Cadillac Escalade at over 18 feet in length and seven feet wide. In addition, the Cadillac Celestiq’s performance is expected to achieve over 300 miles of range on a single charge and pack at least 600 hp to stay competitive with today’s ultra-lux high-performance EVs.
It’s exciting to see Cadillac go wheel-to-wheel with Bentley and Rolls-Royce in a battle of extra and flex. We know it has the technology, design, and capability to achieve it. Now, we must wait and see it pull up to the valet.
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