It’s official! The Cadillac Escalade is the latest mega SUV to be getting an all-electric makeover.
On Monday, General Motors announced this latest update to the bestselling vehicle. The new version has been dubbed “Escalade IQ.” The luxury SUV will join Cadillac’s growing lineup of electric automobiles. As of now, the company offers the Celestiq, a luxury sedan, and the Lyriq, a mid-sized SUV.
General Motors did not elaborate on the intricate details surrounding this now highly-anticipated automobile. However, the manufacturer reportedly is likely to utilize GM’s Ultium battery technology. They are also predicting that the Escalade will come in two sizes, the “IQ” and “IQL,” with an extended wheelbase.
Another detail that potential buyers are eager to know is a release date. General Motors remained tight-lipped regarding this as well, likely careful not to announce a set-in-stone timeframe in the event of unexpected hiccups, which has plagued other car rollouts recently. If you recall, Tesla’s Cybertruck was announced in 2019 and has yet to hit the market despite announcing multiple release dates.
Back in February, Cadillac VP Rory Harvey hinted at the EV Escalade, telling Car and Driver that three new EVs would make their grand entrance in 2023 as part of the same model year. Though he didn’t confirm at the time, the news of the all-electric Escalade is most likely what he was alluding to.
The Cadillac Escalade has remained one of the most popular SUVs since debuting in 1999, so it’ll be interesting to see what more the company plans to incorporate to make this truck even more appealing.