WARREN, MI—General Motors is investing $81 million to assemble the Cadillac Celestiq at its Global Technical Center here. Taking a cue from European brands such as Aston Martin, Bugatti, Ferrari and McLaren, the luxury EV will be built by hand. In fact, it will be the first production vehicle built at the historic GM Tech Center facility, which opened in 1956.
Cadillac’s flagship sedan will be loaded with unique features, such as a roof made out of four-quadrant, suspended-particle-device smart glass that will enable each passenger to set their own level of roof transparency. In addition, a pillar-to-pillar freeform display will be equipped with active privacy to help mitigate driver distraction.
GM engineers plan to leverage state-of-the-art additive manufacturing technology to produce more than 100 printed parts for the project, including both structural and cosmetic components made out of metal and plastic.
“This investment is a great example of our commitment to EV transformation as we apply our manufacturing expertise to a one-of-a-kind, ultra-luxury vehicle for the Cadillac brand," says Gerald Johnson, executive vice president of global manufacturing and sustainability at GM. “The advanced manufacturing technology and tools we are utilizing on Celestiq will help our team deliver the highest quality vehicles to our customers.”