In the wake of GM’s Cadillac Lyriq, which just began production, the automaker has announced its second EV based on the all-new Ulitum electric platform — the Cadillac CELESTIQ. The Celestiq is described as “a hand-built and 3D-printed ultra-luxury, low-volume production vehicle.”
General Motors also announced it will invest more than US$81 million into the company’s Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, which will be responsible for production of the Cadillac Celestiq. Apparently, campus renovation work has already begun,
During the announcement, Mark Reuss, president of GM, explained that each Cadillac Celestiq is going to be hand-built. Reuss did not clarify how many vehicles would be built, but we can assume it will be a very limited production.
“As Cadillac’s future flagship sedan, Celestiq signifies a new, resurgent era for the brand,” Reuss shared. “Each one will be hand-built by an amazing team of craftspeople on our historic Technical Center campus, and today’s investment announcement emphasizes our commitment to delivering a world-class Cadillac with nothing but the best in craftsmanship, design, engineering and technology.”
The automaker also revealed that the Celestiq will feature more 3D-printed parts than any other GM vehicle. According to the announcement, the Celestiq will boast more than 100 3D-printed components. “This will include both structural and cosmetic parts, and both polymer and metal pieces,” shared the announcement. “Additionally, the Celestiq production facility itself will leverage additive manufacturing for tooling, fixtures and gauges in the assembly process.”
GM has yet to reveal much else about the new EV, but teaser images are expected to be re-leased later this week.