It's a very alluring design, and in the same vane as the new Cadillac Lyriq.
If you want to catch a glimpse into the mindset of GM's design team, generalmotorsdesign on Instagram is a good place to start. There, the company routinely uploads design sketches for things like, say, an alternate design for the new GM Defense ISV Army Truck, or a nameless, futuristic electric Cadillac supercar.
Case in point: a concept sketch published on the Instagram page late last month shows what could have been the cabin in the forthcoming Cadillac Lyriq EV if things had gone a bit differently, and it has us wondering: will Cadillac's future flagship, the Celestiq EV, have a high-tech, luxurious interior that looks at all like this?
The resemblance to the Lyriq's actual cabin is uncanny, with a long, multi-paned digital display that serves as both instrument panel and infotainment screen, although here, it's more aggressively wrapped around the driver, playing up the "fighter jet cockpit" look in much the same way as the Corvette C8. The doors also boast a similarly complex metallic grille pattern on the upper door skin, where the Lyriq's power seat adjustment switches will live.
And like the exterior of the Cadillac Lyriq, this interior concept features an attractive, repeating pinstripe motif, featured on the dashboard, within the center console, and on the glovebox door. On the Lyriq, that pattern - one of its most distinctive features - lives on the faux grille.
All those similarities lead us to believe that this concept exemplifies what will be Cadillac's new design language as it enters the electric era, in which event the sketch might not necessarily reflect the Lyriq's cabin, but the Celestiq's. Cadillac has yet to reveal that EV, which is slated to be an exclusive, opulent, hand-assembled flagship sedan of the highest order, showcasing just what Cadillac is capable of in a segment of growing importance to GM's future plans.
If its interior looks half as good as this design sketch, the well-heeled premium car buyers of the world are in for a treat.