GM unveiled the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ earlier this month, showing off an all-new, all-electric SUV replete with backside-coddling comfort and a cornucopia of high-tech features. While GM has already released a ton of official press images, GM Authority photographers recently caught a glimpse of the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ out in the real world, giving us a chance to check it out in a more natural setting.
It’s unclear if this particular 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ is a Sport or Luxury variant, given the mix of dark and light trim bits adorning the exterior.
What is clear, however, is that this particular 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ isn’t quite production ready, as evidenced by the missing rear charge port door, the mismatched body panels, and the mottled exterior paint, the latter of which may be the result of the removal of body-hugging black-and-white camo.
Up front, the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ presents a technical-looking fascia design that seems to draw inspiration from the Cadillac Lyriq. There are a series of vertical and horizontal styling lines in the faux-grille which give the fascia a dynamic appearance, while in the corners of the fascia, the lighting is arranged vertically. A monochromatic Cadillac crest is seen front and center on the grille.
The side view reveals large allow wheels with a two-tone finish, mixing black and silver in a fan-like, multi-spoke design. The door handles on this particular example are black, as are the side view mirror caps. The rear glass gets a dark tint.
Moving around to the rear of the SUV, the roofline terminates in a wedge-like spoiler on top of the hatch, complemented by a shark fin comms antenna. The rear-facing edge of the spoiler presents a thin brake light, which rises in the middle of the spoiler to create a sort of visual crease along the outer edge of the wedge. Thin, vertical taillights were applied to the rearmost pillars, while further vertical lights are on either side of the hatch.
The 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ will begin rolling off the line at the GM Factory Zero plant in Michigan next summer, with pricing starting around $130,000.