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Cadillac has announced a $121 investment into GM's Global Technical Centre in Michigan in order to hand-build the new Celestiq.

17 Jun 2022 | International News : U.S.A


General Motors has announced it will invest more than $112 million into the company's Global Technical Centre in Warren, Michigan, in order to prepare the campus to manufacture the Cadillac Celestiq.

The Cadillac Celestiq has not been revealed as yet, although the firm will reveal more images of the car through GM's Instagram page here through mid-2022. Cadillac does state however, that the car is set to get a pillar-to-pillar freeform display, equipped with active privacy to help mitigate driver distraction, much like Mercedes' MBUX hyperscreen. Additionally, a smart roof, divided into four-quadrants, will offer each occupant of the vehicle the opportunity to set their own level of roof transparency.

The investment will be used to purchase and install related equipment to hand-build the Celestiq and campus renovation work has already begun. This move will make the car the first production vehicle to be built at GM’s Global Technical Centre, the center of the company's engineering and design efforts since its inauguration in May 1956.

The Cadillac Celestiq will be built on GM's Ultium all-electric Platform (also employed in the Hummer EV), and is expected to utilise the highest volume of 3D printed components - more than 100 - of any GM production vehicle. This will include both structural and cosmetic parts, and both polymer and metal pieces. Additive manufacturing will also be employed for the tooling, fixtures, and gauges needed in the assembly process at the production facility itself.

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