In case you haven’t heard, General Motors is cooking up a brand-new, all-electric variant of the iconic Cadillac Escalade. Dubbed the Escalade IQ, the new SUV is set to make its grand entrance on August 9th, 2023, and naturally, GM Authority has served up every detail we can get our hands on prior to the big sheet pull. Now, we’re back at it with yet more coverage on upcoming 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ, this time focusing on the rear-end design.
GM Authority spy photographers recently captured the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ out for testing as a camouflaged prototype, and despite the heavy vinyl covers and black-and-white body wrap, the rear-end design of the battery-powered luxury is a little easier to make out than it was with prototypes seen in the past.
Looking over the photos, we see a roofline with a gentle slope to it, leading rearwards into a rear liftgate spoiler. Under the spoiler, the rear glass appears to have a greater incline than the more upright glass equipped by the current model.
More broadly speaking, the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ will be slightly softer around the edges than the design presented by the current ICE-powered Cadillac Escalade. Further details will include available 24-inch wheels, with retractable running boards offered as standard for most of the range. Inside, expect to find three rows of seats, as well as a pillar-to-pillar infotainment display and available GM Ultra Cruise.
As for the powertrain, the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ will run a combination of GM Ultium batteries and GM Ultium Drive motor technology, with maximum output expected to be set at roughly 650 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. Range-per-charge could be as high as 450 miles. Under the body panels, the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ will ride on the GM BT1 platform, while production will take place at the GM Factory Zero plant in Michigan. Pricing will likely start around $100,000 in the U.S.