It's happening sooner than you think.
A new electric era is about to begin for Cadillac with the Lyriq, Cadillac's first-ever dedicated EV. Revealed last year as a concept, the Lyriq takes the form of a luxurious midsize SUV. With over 300 miles of range, advanced technology like Super Cruise, and a surprisingly affordable asking price, the Lyriq is already proving popular. Reservations for the production Lyriq opened in September and sold out in just 19 minutes.
The Lyriq is the first of several new EVs GM has in the pipeline as Cadillac prepares to become an all-electric brand by 2035. After the Lyriq launches in 2022, Cadillac's electric onslaught will continue with the Celestiq sedan.
This will be Cadillac's answer to the Mercedes EQS. Cadillac's flagship sedan was first teased earlier this year at the Virtual CES show with an opulent glass roof but no debut date was announced. However, according to sources, via GM Authority, the Celestiq will debut in early 2022.
We don't have a more specific date than that, but there's a good chance the Celestiq's world debut will coincide with the CES Show in January 2022, one year after the electric sedan was announced. Next year's CES show will take place between January 5-8. Alternatively, Cadillac could reveal the Celestiq at a separate event early in the year.
Originally, Cadillac planned to reveal the Celestiq this summer, but the reveal has been pushed back multiple times due to the pandemic.
Like the Lyriq, the Celestiq will be underpinned by GM's flexible modular Ultium platform. Teasers have shown the luxurious cabin will adopt a 2+2 seating layout and Cadillac has confirmed there will be a large display spanning the entire width of the dashboard akin to Mercedes EQS's Hyperscreen. In the teaser, Cadillac highlighted the Celestiq's innovative glass roof that allows occupants to individually configure the transparency. Expect the styling to be inspired by the stunning Cadillac Escala concept. As Cadillac's new flagship, the Celestiq will likely cost around $200,000, but we should find out more details early next year.