Cadestiq, the 2024 Cadillac

Cadillac's latest electric flagship, the Celestiq sedan, shows it's still alive after decades of European luxury dominance. This beauty is similar to the new Lyriq EV SUV, but its elegant lines, sweeping roof, and bustle rear end give it dynamic proportions and jaw-dropping presence. 

Cadillac designers believe their old-school styling with cutting-edge technology foreshadowed the brand's future. A 55-inch digital display, Eames-inspired bucket chairs, and multicolored leather make the cabin as striking as the appearance. 

Each Celestiq will be handcrafted by a small crew. Celestiq users will manufacture Rolls-Royces. Is Cadillac revealed? We'll know after driving.

Cadillac will produce the Celestiq as a new model for 2024, but don't expect it in your local dealer's showroom. Celestiqs will be custom-made and most likely supplied discreetly.

In 2024, Cadillac will produce the Celestiq as a new model, but don't expect it in your local dealer's showroom. Customized Celestiqs will likely be supplied quietly as desired.

Celestiq's powertrain isn't configurable, but much else is. All variants include a dual-motor all-wheel drive electric powertrain Cadillac believes will produce 600 horsepower. The business claims it would launch the Celestiq to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, matching entry-level Audi e-tron GT and Porsche Taycan cars. 

We expect the Celestiq to be more Bentley than Blackwing in driving characteristics, rather than a large sports sedan. Standard rear-wheel steering and adjustable air suspension let the long sedan handle tight areas and u-turns. Testing the Celestiq will take time, but we'll update this piece with our findings.

Celestiq will use an Ultium battery pack with 300 miles of EPA estimated driving range per charge. Although most drivers will be satisfied, that's way behind the top. For comparison, the Tesla Model S has a 402-mile range, and the Lucid Air sedan has 516 miles. Cadillac claims the Celestiq can be recharged with 78 miles of range in 10 minutes using a 200-kW DC rapid charging connection.

This electric luxury sedan's fuel-economy figures are unknown, so we won't know for a while. For Celestiq fuel economy information, check the EPA's website.

Driver-assistance systems like automated emergency braking and GM's Ultra Cruise system, the next generation of Super Cruise, will be standard on all Celestiqs. The NHTSA and IIHS websites have Celestiq crash-test results. Safety features include:

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