General Motors is set to debut an all-new, all-electric iteration of the Cadillac Escalade next month. Dubbed the Cadillac Escalade IQ, the new battery-powered luxury SUV will feature a wealth of high-tech features. Among these features will be four-wheel steering.
For those readers who may be unaware, four-wheel steering provides enhanced agility by angling the front and rear wheels concurrently with steering wheel input. This feature is particularly useful on larger vehicles, such as SUVs, as the added agility can make otherwise tricky maneuvers (such as parking in a tight spot) less difficult.
As such, this feature could prove to be quite useful on a vehicle like the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ. Under the body panels, the new Escalade IQ will ride on the GM BT1 platform, the same underpinnings as the GMC Hummer EV SUV, the latter of is also equipped with four-wheel steering. Notably, the addition of four-wheel steering to the GMC Hummer EV SUV reduces the turning diameter from 42 feet to 35.4 feet.
For reference, the current regular-wheelbase Cadillac Escalade has a turning diameter of 39.7 feet. Meanwhile, the Cadillac XT4 small crossover has a turning diameter of 38 feet, and the Chevy Bolt EV hatchback has a turning diameter of 34.8 feet.
In addition to four-wheel steering, the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ will also feature GM Ultium battery technology and GM Ultium Drive motor technology, likely with a 24-module battery pack on board. Powertrain options will include both a two- and three-motor setup, with maximum output of roughly 650 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. Range per charge is expected to be around 450 miles. Further tech highlights will include a pillar-to-pillar infotainment display, as well as available GM Ultra Cruise, the automaker’s next-level driver-assistance system. Check out previous GM Authority coverage for more information.
Look for the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ to debut on August 9th, with a launch set for next year.