General Motors unveiled the all-new 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ in August, revealing the first-ever all-electric production vehicle to wear the iconic Escalade nameplate. In addition to a battery-powered propulsion system, oodles of luxury in the cabin, and the very latest tech features, the electric Escalade IQ also presents a new look. The question is – does our rendering look better than the actual model?
At first glance, it appears as though these two models are nearly identical – and they are, for the most part. Both present a sleek silhouette, with a black roof and black sideview mirror caps, as well as technical-looking wheel designs with a two-tone finish.
The big difference, however, is up front. As you can see, our Cadillac Escalade IQ rendering presents a revised fascia treatment that gives the nose of the all-electric utility vehicle a substantially different vibe. The essentials are similar, with large, vertically oriented lighting treatments on either side of the grille, and converging LED lines within the grille itself. However, our electric Escalade IQ takes things a step further by expanding the LED-laden grille to stretch across more of the fascia.
Comparatively speaking, the grille on the standard production vehicle is shorter, providing space for a two-tiered air intake section just below the grille and along the lower bumper. Meanwhile, our rendering extends this grille section down to the bumper, providing the all-electric Escalade IQ with a bolder look that, we feel, is more in line with what the electric Escalade should look like.
The same light-up lines in the grille are present, but are now drawn down into the rest of the fascia. The whole things is complemented by a light-up Cadillac crest on the nose.
So then, dear reader, we want to know – does our Cadillac Escalade IQ rendering look better than the actual model? Or do you prefer GM’s design instead? Let us know by voting in the poll below, and make sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Cadillac Escalade IQ news, Cadillac news, GM electric vehicle news, GM technology news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.