The picture above is the important thing fob for a 2023 Cadillac Escalade. GM Authority has images of what it says is a key fob for the Cadillac Celestiq, the hand-assembled battery-electric sedan Cadillac says “Establishes a brand new customary of automotive luxurious” that begins at $340,000. The Celestiq key fob appears to be like similar to Escalade fob above, with two adjustments: there is a seventh button on the entrance, and a colored part on the again across the Cadillac crest.
Ranging from the highest, the lock and unlock buttons are the identical. On the Escalade fob, the second row is the distant begin button referred to as the “looping arrow,” and a button to open the tailgate remotely. On the Celestiq fob, this row is a button to open the frunk and a button to open the trunk. In the midst of these 4 buttons, there is a round button with the distant begin looping arrow. The underside row on the Escalade fob is a button to open the tailgate glass remotely, and the purple button that prompts the alarm. On the Celestiq fob, the left button opens the motive force’s facet door remotely, the correct button is similar alarm command.
Within the GMA photographs, the place the again of the Escalade fob is apparent black plastic, the Celestiq fob is painted to match the colour of the sedan. The photographed fob is splashed with Habanero, the identical coloration because the Celestiq that American tennis participant and Cadillac model ambassador Frances Tiafoe posed with across the time of the U.S. Open this 12 months.
Assuming GMA‘s pics are the ultimate model of the Celestiq’s key fob, we’ll admit we’re shocked and we expect it is a missed alternative. A clearly sculpted and Celestiq-shaped key fob, akin to what Porsche does with a few of its vehicles, would have been most cool. Nevertheless, this is not that huge a deal. The super-luxe makers have solely not too long ago improved their key video games; Rolls-Royce keys seemed like BMW keys for too lengthy, previous Bentley keys weren’t dangerous however weren’t particular, Lamborghini keys seemed like Audi keys. Ferrari has arguably had the splashiest and most on-brand keys, though the Purosangue fob may be very shiny and really fairly however appears to be like like a present store keychain or Zippo lighter. Fobs for the battery-electric Rolls-Royce Spectre and a contemporary Bentley make it clear that a little bit little bit of gloss black and the identical splash of coloration for the Celestiq fob would get the Cadillac proper. Nicely, proper sufficient.
We dig all the things we have seen of the Celestiq to date, and anticipate finding out from the motive force’s seat what the largest Cadillac occasion in many years is all about. May get a flowery sleeve for the fob, although.