Set to be revealed later this year, the all-new Escalade IQ will provide the same levels of craftsmanship, technology, and performance that allowed the ICE-powered Escalade to successfully compete in the large luxury SUV segment for the past two decades. The electrified Escalade will join the likes of the Cadillac Lyriq and upcoming Cadillac Celestiq as the luxury marque continues to develop its all-electric portfolio.
For those who may be wondering about the rationale behind the IQ nomenclature, this naming strategy is used to distinguish Cadillac electric vehicles from other EVs, with a focus on working in tandem with the customer’s daily lives and environments. Of course, the IQ nomenclature first debuted with the all-electric Lyriq, and continues with the Escalade IQ.
As previously reported by GM Authority, The General has plans to unveil three Cadillac EV models over the course of the 2023 calendar year. While no further details have been released regarding this forecast, we expect this to include a compact crossover positioned below the Cadillac Lyriq, along with the aforementioned Escalade IQ and the extended-wheelbase Cadillac Escalade IQL. In addition, GM did confirm that the start of regular production (SORP) for all three EVs is currently scheduled to commence sometime in the 2024 calendar year, possibly as 2025 model-year vehicles.
Overall, this Escalade IQ teaser doesn’t come as much of a surprise to most. In fact, GM Authority reported that the Escalade could become its own EV sub-brand, which include the likes of a three-row crossover.
It’s worth noting that as of the time of this writing, no further details about the all-electric Cadillac Escalade IQ have been revealed.