During CES 2021, Cadillac teased the upcoming ultra-luxury, fully electric CELESTIQ show car, with a few images and the announcement of an interesting “smart glass” roof. Designed to set the new standard for luxury EVs, the CELESTIQ embodies Cadillac’s commitment to reimagining what’s possible in design and technology.
Cadillac spearheads the 30 next-generation electric vehicles that General Motors plans to bring to the world by 2025, starting with the upcoming Lyriq. However, the Cadillac CELESTIQ promises to stand out and impress with its design and technology. The CELESTIA is based on the modular Ultium battery platform, which enables greater design flexibility that many of the brand’s other electric vehicles will use, including the GMC Hummer EV, which will hit the market this year.
GM goes on to explain that each CELESTIQ will be specially built with a curated selection of hand-crafted materials to “reflect the individuality of its owner”. It will come standard with a four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, and a glass roof. Inside, this electric Cadillac will be filled with customizable technology features for the driver and passengers.
CELESTIQ’s roof is expected to be one of the first to feature a four-quadrant, suspended-particle-device smart glass. With this smart glass, each occupant of the vehicle can set their own level of roof transparency. The individualized experience shared by each occupant will be a signature aspect of the Cadillac CELESTIQ.
The driver and front-seat passenger will enjoy a pillar-to-pillar freeform display with active privacy to help mitigate driver distraction while rear-seat passengers have personalized entertainment screens. Console screens between seats in the front and back will separate individualized comfort settings from entertainment displays to minimize distractions.