Cadillac’s Ultra-Luxury Celestiq EV is handmade and expensive

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GM recently began production of the affordable Cadillac Lyriq, the sub-brand’s first all-electric vehicle, and now it’s ready to talk about what’s next. That, of course, is the all-new, ultra-luxury Cadillac Celestiq EV.

While we’ve already heard rumors that Cadillac’s second all-electric vehicle would be built by hand, the company revealed plenty of exciting details this week. On the surface, the Celestiq will be a very luxurious, very low-volume, and likely very expensive vehicle.

Each Cadillac Celestiq will be built by hand in Michigan, using more 3D printed parts than any GM production car, and GM will even offer custom models for buyers.

According to GM Authority, the automaker announced an $81 million investment in a Michigan facility that will accelerate the plant to create the Celestiq and eventually other high-end Cadillac EVs. This is what GM had to say:

“Today, General Motors announced that it will invest more than $81 million in the company’s Global Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, to prepare the campus to build the Cadillac CELESTIQ. The investment will be used for the purchase and installation of equipment related to the manual construction of CELESTIQ and the renovation work on the campus has already begun.”

While we’re not entirely sure what “hand-built” means, as it could be leather seats and other minor items, it’s safe to say it’s going to be a stylish vehicle. Cadillac explains the model as a car that “will redefine ultra-luxury in the spirit of futurism and the avant-garde.”

GM went on to state that each vehicle will be hand-built by an incredible team of craftsmen at the historic Technical Center campus. Team members will use more than 100 custom 3D-printed components, including structural and cosmetic parts, made from polymer and 3D-printed metal parts. I don’t know about you, but it all sounds pretty exciting.

We don’t know much about the specs of the Cadillac Celestiq, how many the company will make, or how much it will cost. That said, don’t expect too many and be prepared to empty your pockets to get one.

GM will release more trailers over the next month before its July unveiling.

via Electrek