Cadillac Celestiq Demand Exceeds Production For First 18 Months

The Cadillac Celestiq is the brand’s newest flagship model that will go into production around a year from today. It’s an absolute masterpiece, which will be built as a custom-built commission, starting at $300,000. And that’s before any options or customizations are added. It may seem costly or extravagant for a typical manufacturer, but the demand for the Celestiq is extremely strong. It exceeds the expectations of the company by quite a bit.

The Autoline Network’s weekly podcast featured Tony Roma, Celestiq’s chief engineer, as a guest, and he provided some fascinating details regarding this electric automobile’s development and production process. Roma has also said that demand for the luxurious battery-powered cruiser goes higher than the company expected. This means the vehicle is sold out within the first 12-18 months after production starts.

“We already have quite a few hand raisers, like, many, many more than we’re going to be able to build in the first year or 18 months,” Roma stated on the podcast. However, there aren’t precise figures on Cadillac’s capacity to produce the Celestiq; however, Roma said that no greater than two models would be constructed daily. “The rate we’re going to build these things is around two per day; they are essentially hand-assembled,” Roma said. 400 pieces should be put together within one year. Maybe.

Similar to the manufacturing procedure of Celestiq, the purchasing process will be different, too. Dealers for Celestiq will be able to connect the buyer to a personal assistant who will coordinate the interaction with a designer who will create each design exactly how the owner would like. Put, the two vehicles will never be the same since there are numerous possibilities for customization. Production will be held at the GM Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, with the team working on at least six vehicles at any time.

To remind you, Cadillac’s halo car is on the GM Ultium Platform. It is powered by two electric motors that have the potential to produce 600 horsepower (447 Kilowatts) and 640 pounds (868 Newton-meters) in torque. That’s enough to drive this Celestiq from a standstill at 60 miles per hour (96 km/h) in only 3.8 seconds.

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