The world is patiently waiting for the Cadillac Celestiq. It was first announced in 2020; we’re now halfway through 2022 and the electric sedan still hasn’t made its debut. But new Cadillac teaser images remind us that it’s coming, perhaps sooner rather than later.
For this series of teasers, Cadillac focused primarily on the Celestiq’s lighting elements. This might seem a little redundant given that the previous teaser from January 2021 also focused on the lights. It was more of a black and white thing, whereas this time around we are treated to color. Also, lighting functions won’t be relegated to headlights and taillights, as seen in the image at the top of this article. It features a long fender with the front wheel pushed as far forward as possible, with a light badge behind it.
Another teaser image zooms in on the taillights, which continue Cadillac’s long tradition of thin, vertically oriented red lenses. The design and shape are quite similar to the Lyriq crossover, something we’ve also seen in previous teasers.
The silver teaser image is something of a mystery; it appears to be a close examination of a piece of exterior trim, possibly something along the rear quarter panel. The final image is a completed mystery, although it is impossible to miss it world standard stamped into anything. If you have any thoughts on these two images, jump into the comments and let us know.
It’s worth noting that we’re not necessarily looking at a production version of the Celestiq in these teaser images. It will debut first as a concept (show car, as Cadillac calls it), but it could well be a near-production offering, just like the Lyriq was.
“From its unique proportions and effortlessly sophisticated new form language, to the precision and attention to detail, Celestiq is unlike anything on the road today,” said Magalie Debellis, director of Cadillac Branded. AdvancedDesign. “Since its inception, the Celestiq show car has been designed to reincarnate the ‘standard of the world’.”
It’s been two years since we first heard about Celestiq, and over a year since the last teaser appeared. We thought the big electric sedan would make its debut last year, though ongoing supply chain issues and chip shortages have certainly caused delays for nearly every automaker on the planet. With Cadillac jumping back on the teaser train, could we finally see the Celestiq revealed later this year? Cadillac isn’t talking, but we’re betting strongly on yes.