Cadillac to unveil the all-electric Escalade IQ in late 2023

Normal Motors lately introduced it is going to unveil an all-electric model of the Escalade later this 12 months. It’s referred to as the Escalade IQ, which follows the similar identify scheme utilized by the remainder of the Cadillac fleet of Lyriq, Celestiq, Mystiq, Vistiq, and Lumistiq. Why the IQ on the finish? Cadillac says “The IQ naming technique celebrates Cadillac introducing a unique form of EV to the marketplace — one who works in tandem with other folks’s day by day lives and environments.” Ok, positive.

No different information about the impending automobile have been launched together with automobile options, electrical vary, or pricing. The ones main points might be launched later this 12 months. Let’s speculate!

The Escalade IQ might be constructed off the following era Ultium platform, the similar modular EV platform utilized in each and every trendy GM EV from the sporty Blazer EV to the monstrous Hummer EV. Closing week, Normal Motors’ newly named president of North The usa, Rory Harvey, instructed the media the impending Silverado EV will characteristic a 450 mile electrical vary. There’s an excellent chance the Escalade IQ will characteristic a identical vary.

Don’t be expecting a cut price. Normal Motors and Cadillac have proven lately its in a position to worth its cars on the height in their vary. Cadillic’s upcoming flagship EV sedan, the Celestiq, will get started round $300,000 even though might be much less to be had and extra unique than the Escalade IQ. The GMC Hummer EV continuously sells north of $150,000 (if you’ll in finding one). The similar is going for the mid-engine Corvette C8, which technically begins at $65,000, however so much are offered well-above the window worth with some mountaineering north of $150,000.

Assume the Escalade IQ shall be too dear to your price range? There might be a lower-cost selection, too: The Chevy Suburban.

The present Cadillac Escalade and Chevrolet Suburban are just about twins with identical features and near-identical dimensions. That’s by means of design. The Cadillac Escalade nameplate has been atop the Cadillac lineup because the past due ’90s. On the time, when gasoline was once reasonable and the marketplace craved large SUVs, Normal Motors noticed a possibility to print cash. The automaker took its full-size SUVs, the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, and upgraded the inner with higher seats and softer leather-based and slapped the Cadillac crest on tailgate. The end result was once a luck, and it’s been a top-seller since its debut. Now, with its Ultium platform, Normal Motors is more likely to produce a luxurious, full-size SUV (the Escalade IQ) and a pedestrian model within the Chevy Suburban.