Hand-built Caddy Celestiq will be built at GM’s Warren Tech Center


General Motors Co. is investing more than $81 million in its Warren Global Technical Center for the production of the hand-built Cadillac Celestiq, the automaker announced Wednesday.

The investment will cover the purchase and installation of equipment to manufacture the ultra-luxury electric Celestiq. Renovation work has already started. Hourly workers represented by United Auto Workers Local 160 will build the cars. GM hasn’t said when it will begin production of the Celestiq.

It’s the first time a production vehicle will be built at the Warren campus, which has been GM’s engineering and design center since its grand opening in May 1956.

GM last week teaser images were released of the Celestial. Additional images will be released throughout the summer, ahead of the show car’s debut in late July, the automaker said.

The Celestiq is built on GM’s new Ultium electric vehicle platform. It features a four-quadrant roof with smart glass that allows occupants to set their own level of roof transparency.

It will be built with over 100 3D printed parts including both structural and cosmetic parts, as well as polymer and metal parts. The Celestiq production facility will also use additive manufacturing for tooling, fixtures and gauges in the assembly process, GM said.

GM’s Additive Industrialization Center, which opened on the Warren campus in 2020, enabled the use of 3D printing for Cadillac. The luxury brand’s CT4-V and CT5-V performance sedans were GM’s first vehicles to use 3D-printed parts, including the shifter emblem, transmission components and HVAC ducts.

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