The release date for the much-anticipated electric Cadillac Escalade has been revealed.
General Motors declared on Tuesday that the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ will make its first public appearance on August 9, at an event in New York City. The announcement was accompanied by a tantalizing peek at the electric luxury SUV’s intricate front lighting configuration.
The teaser image showcases the electric Escalade’s distinctive LED daytime running lights, arranged vertically like light pipes, and its vertical LED headlights. These elements blend into horizontal LED turn signals, situated on the hood’s periphery. It’s predicted that the front end will feature a plastic panel in lieu of a traditional grille, as seen on the electric Lyriq crossover SUV, but with a fresh LED lighting design.
The upcoming Escalade, characterized by its sturdy, brick-like profile, is likely to sport a unique design compared to its gas-powered predecessor. It’s expected to boast a more streamlined silhouette and a subtly sloping roofline.
An accompanying teaser video on Cadillac’s YouTube channel offers a sneak peek at the Escalade IQ’s wheel design. Spy images hint at the electric Escalade rolling on 24-inch wheels, mirroring the design found on the lavish, $300,000 Celestiq flagship, which features 23-inch wheels.
A single look inside the Escalade IQ in the teaser video reveals an expansive LED display, reminiscent of the one in the Lyriq. Should the Escalade IQ adopt the Celestiq’s infotainment system, the SUV could house a 55-inch screen that stretches across the dashboard.
It’s speculated that the Escalade IQ will also come equipped with GM’s upgraded Super Cruise hands-free driver-assist system, now known as Ultra Cruise. GM suggests that the system is capable of navigating 95% of the country’s roads and is set to debut in the Celestiq later this year.
The Escalade IQ will utilize the same Ultium platform and components as the Chevy Silverado EV, GMC Sierra EV, and GMC Hummer EV. It’s possible that the battery capacity could reach up to 200 kwh, potentially offering over 400 miles of range.
Production of the Escalade IQ is scheduled to commence in Detroit in 2024.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Cadillac Escalade IQ Launch
When will the Cadillac Escalade IQ be revealed?
The Cadillac Escalade IQ will make its debut on August 9, in New York City.
What are some key features of the Cadillac Escalade IQ?
The Cadillac Escalade IQ features vertical LED daytime running lights and headlights, horizontal LED turn signals, a unique front panel design, and a distinct shape compared to its gas-powered version. It may also come with an expansive LED display and GM’s Ultra Cruise hands-free driver-assist system.
Yes, the Cadillac Escalade IQ will utilize the same Ultium platform and components as the Chevy Silverado EV, GMC Sierra EV, and GMC Hummer EV.
What is the expected battery capacity and range of the Cadillac Escalade IQ?
The battery capacity of the Cadillac Escalade IQ could reach up to 200 kWh, potentially providing over 400 miles of range.
When will the production of the Cadillac Escalade IQ begin?
The production of the Cadillac Escalade IQ is scheduled to commence in Detroit in 2024.
More about Cadillac Escalade IQ Launch
- Official GM Announcement
- Cadillac’s YouTube Channel
- More about the Ultium Platform
- Learn more about Super Cruise and Ultra Cruise systems
- More details on the Electric Lyriq Crossover SUV
- More about the Celestiq flagship