General Motors unveiled the all-new 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ last week, showing off the first-ever fully electric production SUV to wear the iconic luxury nameplate. Naturally, with credentials like that, the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ is replete with interesting and innovative features, including a new Executive Second-Row Seating Package. Now, GM Authority is taking a closer look at this package and what it has to offer.
In standard trim, the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ incorporates three rows of seating for up to seven passengers total, including two seats up front, two seats in the second row, and a three-seat bench for the third row. The Executive Second-Row Seating Package doesn’t change the interior configuration, but does provide passengers in the second row with even more comfort and amenities. Critically, the Executive Second-Row Seating Package is something that has never been been offered in the Escalade before.
The package includes a wealth of technology and amenities, including a pair of 12.6-inch infotainment screens and a rear command center screen. There’s also dual wireless smartphone charging pads, USB-C and HDMI ports, as well as stowable tray tables. The package also adds in power open-and-close rear doors (in addition to the power open-and-close front doors), while the seats include a massage function and headrest-mounted speakers, the latter of which are included in the 40-speaker AKG Studio Reference audio system.
The Executive Second-Row Seating Package should be available for the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ in conjunction with the Luxury 2 and Sport 2 equipment groups.
Further interior features for the all-electric SUV include a massive pillar-to-pillar 55-inch LED display up front, as well as the GM Super Cruise driver assist system. Motivation is derived from a 24-module, 200 kWh GM Ultium battery pack and a pair of GM Ultium Drive motors, the combination of which yield a maximum of 750 horsepower and 785 pound-feet of torque.
Production of the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ will begin next year at the GM Factory Zero plant in Detroit.