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    Cadillac EV SUV called Lyriq + flagship EV sedan coming (called Celestiq?)

    GM’s EV Day is today and Cadillac's upcoming EV SUV is reportedly named Lyriq... and supposed to be previewed during the presentation! Even more interesting (at least to me) are reports that an all-new, full-size flagship EV sedan is upcoming and will be previewed today as well; her name is believed to be Celestiq. I had a feeling Cadillac's CT6-level of sedan was not gone but essentially on hiatus pending reinvention and rechristening.

    Today's presentations should whet our appetites until April 2 when Cadillac is supposed to show a whole lot more of the Lyriq.

    Upcoming Cadillac Electric Crossover Rumored To Be Called Lyriq

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    Re: Cadillac EV SUV called Lyriq + flagship EV sedan coming (called Celestiq?)

    Sounds like Celestiq is aiming waaaay higher than where CT6 left off. Hand built.

    Probably what I found most interesting in this Motor1 article is that Cadillac said, despite the Lyriq being their first EV out, they designed the Celestiq sedan FIRST. The flagship sedan set the tone and the reports are coming out that it is breathtaking.

    According to Motor1:

    General Motors gave the automotive media a huge taste of its all-electric future today, previewing the new GMC Hummer EV, the Chevrolet Bolt EUV, the upcoming Cadillac Lyriq, and a number of other early models of other electric crossovers. And at the end of the veritable fire hose of information, GM previewed an additional vehicle in a Steve Jobs-worthy “one more thing”: the Cadillac Celestiq.

    Pronounced “suh-less-tik,” this huge, sleek, fastback sedan is Cadillac's latest attempt at a flagship. It's difficult to emphasize just how much design there is in this enormous sedan, as Cadillac didn't allow any photography at the event or indicate when the Celestiq would debut. Before we make that attempt, though, here are the things we know for certain

    For a start, the Celestiq will be a proper flagship, with a limited production run. Each example will also be hand-built, aside from the Ultium battery platform it rides atop. That means a custom-crafted two-plus-two cabin. Cadillac is promising warm, gorgeous woods and attractive leather, although this old-world charm might clash with the screen-intensive cabin. We didn't think it possible, but the Celestiq's dash display will dwarf even the Escalade, because the entire dash is a display. That's right, this big sedan adopts a dash-spanning screen that looks like a more attractive version of what Byton is doing.

    As for the design, we suggest looking to the Cadillac Lyriq crossover. While that car will debut well before the Celestiq – April 2, to be precise – Cadillac Lead Exterior Designer Magalie Debellis and her team penned the sedan first and the CUV second. The Celestiq is far longer, much lower, and significantly wider than the Lyriq – it's a striking piece of design, if not an especially attractive one.

    The fascia on the Celestiq and Lyriq are remarkably similar, with an identical grille design down to the lighting effects. The vertical headlights and the subtle LED slivers that serve as turn signals remain as well. Smooth and rounded, the Celestiq is subtly tear-drop shaped, with hints of the current Jaguar XJ in its sumptuous shape and a more aggressive take on the first-gen Audi A7 in the profile.

    But that undersells just how much visual mass sits behind the spacious passenger compartment. The C-pillar is quite simply the largest we've ever seen on vehicle. It's not merely a slab of sheetmetal, though. Cadillac's designers split the taillights into two distinct L-shaped elements, with the upper half wrapping forward into that huge pillar. These units serve as taillights and turn signals. The lower portion cuts into the lower portion of the bumper cover and fender before terminating behind the rear wheel – it functions as both running light and brake light.

    Cadillac was tight-lipped about when and where the Celestiq will debut, although it will almost certainly come after the Lyriq's April 2 introduction and New York Auto Show debut. Naturally, we'll keep an eye open for images of this massive sedan. It needs to be seen to be believed.
    Here are some smuggled images of an interior (not sure of what vehicle). Are those 'suicide' rear doors?





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    Re: Cadillac EV SUV called Lyriq + flagship EV sedan coming (called Celestiq?)

    This will be interesting to watch as GM rolls these EVehicles out.

    Not sure if I'm sold on the names of these EVehicles (yet). Is there a theme to the names? or are they just random words with "Q" stuck on the end?

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    Re: Cadillac EV SUV called Lyriq + flagship EV sedan coming (called Celestiq?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Syclone478 View Post
    Sounds like Celestiq is aiming waaaay higher than where CT6 left off. Hand built.

    Probably what I found most interesting in this Motor1 article is that Cadillac said, despite the Lyriq being their first EV out, they designed the Celestiq sedan FIRST. The flagship sedan set the tone and the reports are coming out that it is breathtaking.

    According to Motor1:



    Here are some smuggled images of an interior (not sure of what vehicle). Are those 'suicide' rear doors?





    https://www.motor1.com/news/402341/c...tric-flagship/
    Someone managed to smuggle photos and those are the only two they came away with???
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    Re: Cadillac EV SUV called Lyriq + flagship EV sedan coming (called Celestiq?)

    Quote Originally Posted by FenwickHockey65 View Post
    Someone managed to smuggle photos and those are the only two they came away with???
    Seriously, although it looks like they might be planning on trickling them out because a new one is up and it shows a tech-laden rear cabin.

    I also noticed in one of the shots above it appears the steering wheel/column fold into the dash when not in use. It would be nice if that survives to production; with drive-by-wire I would think there is little holding the idea back. They did tell us to expect some interesting things...

    Anyway, check out this rear seating area.

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    Re: Cadillac EV SUV called Lyriq + flagship EV sedan coming (called Celestiq?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Syclone478 View Post
    Seriously, although it looks like they might be planning on trickling them out because a new one is up and it shows a tech-laden rear cabin.

    I also noticed in one of the shots above it appears the steering wheel/column fold into the dash when not in use. It would be nice if that survives to production; with drive-by-wire I would think there is little holding the idea back. They did tell us to expect some interesting things...

    Anyway, check out this rear seating area.

    I guess no little kids hoping in the backseat of that ride.

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    Re: Cadillac EV SUV called Lyriq + flagship EV sedan coming (called Celestiq?)

    It will arrive by 2025....2025? Why show a vehicle in 2020 that is 5 years out? Why does GM continue to do this?! And what's with the square steering wheel?

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    Re: Cadillac EV SUV called Lyriq + flagship EV sedan coming (called Celestiq?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Buttons View Post
    This will be interesting to watch as GM rolls these EVehicles out.

    Not sure if I'm sold on the names of these EVehicles (yet). Is there a theme to the names? or are they just random words with "Q" stuck on the end?
    They're names that Skoda and Nissan rejected!

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    Re: Cadillac EV SUV called Lyriq + flagship EV sedan coming (called Celestiq?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ambalanche View Post
    It will arrive by 2025....2025? Why show a vehicle in 2020 that is 5 years out? Why does GM continue to do this?! And what's with the square steering wheel?
    Because square steering wheel = future. Duh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ambalanche View Post
    It will arrive by 2025....2025? Why show a vehicle in 2020 that is 5 years out? Why does GM continue to do this?! And what's with the square steering wheel?
    Lyriq is due in 2022, it's the Celestiq that's still years out and they only showed teasers to just journalists at the event today.
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    Re: Cadillac EV SUV called Lyriq + flagship EV sedan coming (called Celestiq?)

    Quote Originally Posted by BahamaTodd View Post
    Cadillac Lyriq:

    Don't like the tailgate angle - looks like they can't decide whether to compete with X5 or X6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Buttons View Post
    I guess no little kids hoping in the backseat of that ride.
    Would hard plastics be better?

    It's like Cadillac is damned if they do (something nice) and damned if they don't (do something nice).
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    Re: Cadillac EV SUV called Lyriq + flagship EV sedan coming (called Celestiq?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Buttons View Post
    This will be interesting to watch as GM rolls these EVehicles out.

    Not sure if I'm sold on the names of these EVehicles (yet). Is there a theme to the names? or are they just random words with "Q" stuck on the end?
    If you cliq on the linq, you'll notice a great strategiq plan for the names of all the electriq models coming out of GM's great dramatiq electriq push.

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    Re: Cadillac EV SUV called Lyriq + flagship EV sedan coming (called Celestiq?)

    This is exciting!!!!!!

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