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The new 2024 Cadillac Celestiq takes a page out of the Rolls-Royce book. The Celestiq is GM’s ultra-luxury electric vehicle, aimed at the same people who drive Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and Aston Martin vehicles. This extraordinary new car is hand-built in extremely low numbers, with no more than six models assembled at a time. What does the Cadillac Celestiq include? Let’s find out.

2024 Cadillac Celestiq Dashboard
2024 Cadillac Celestiq Dashboard | Cadillac

 What does the 2024 Cadillac Celestiq bring to the table?

This new Cadillac electric car provides a sleek, low-slung style with a long hood and curved roof that ends at the rear bumper. This shape maximizes the interior space, providing acres of luxury roominess in the cabin for drivers and passengers to enjoy.

The Celestiq features a wide-spanning 55-inch diagonal HD display that stretches from pillar to pillar across the dashboard. Other features expected in this new Caddy are:

  • 38-speaker AKG custom audio system with three external speakers
  • Adaptive air suspension with 5-link front and rear
  • Active rear steering
  • Heated armrests
  • Heated, cooled, and ventilated seats

Why is the standard features list short?

The Celestiq is a special new electric car. Like vehicles built by Rolls-Royce, this new Caddy is meant to be fully customizable to each customer’s exacting specifications. This customization means buyers will choose and design the car before it’s built. This is part of why GM intends to only build 100-150 of these cars each year. This low annual volume is part of the allure of a new EV that starts at close to $340,000.

For comparison, the all-electric Rolls-Royce Spectre is sold at a much higher volume, with 326 models sold in the fourth quarter of 2023.

What powers the new 2023 Cadillac Celestiq?

Like all other GM electric vehicles, the Celestiq rides on the Ultium platform. This new Cadillac EV uses a 111-kWh battery pack that should provide nearly 300 miles of driving range on a single charge. The Celestiq has a dual-motor AWD powertrain rated at 600 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque. This should be good enough to send the Celestiq to 60 mph in only 3.8 seconds. This is faster than the Rolls-Royce Spectre’s time of 4.4 seconds.

Will this Cadillac EV be a success?

A low-volume, ultra-luxury EV from Cadillac is interesting and new but might not catch on as quickly as many other vehicles. Still, high-end shoppers searching for something different from the Rolls-Royce and Bentley brands could turn to Cadillac to see what this new EV is all about. The 2024 Cadillac Celestiq brings old-world craftsmanship to futuristic driving, which could make it a huge hit.