Cadillac revealed its first all-electric Escalade at present. The 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ is a $130,000-and-up extravagance utilizing GM’s Ultium batteries to supply a 450-mile vary. However its value isn’t the one factor that’s formidable concerning the SUV: It’s even larger than commonplace gas-powered Escalades — and almost so long as the long-wheelbase mannequin, the Escalade ESV. Nevertheless, Cadillac says it’s nonetheless “estimated to be probably the most aerodynamic full-size SUV ever produced by GM.”
A 24-module Ultium battery powers the SUV, producing over 200kWh of accessible power. It helps 800-volt DC quick charging and might present as much as 100 miles of vary in 10 minutes of charging on 350-kW DC charging stations. It helps as much as 19.2 kW AC with an estimated 37 miles of vary per hour of charging.
The Escalade IQ has two electrical motors supplying 680 horsepower (505 kW) and 615 lb-ft (834 Nm) of torque in regular mode. Nevertheless, it may well attain 750 hp (560 kW) and 785 lb-ft (1,064 Nm) in a Velocity Max mode. It’s rated to succeed in 60mph in lower than 5 seconds in Velocity Max.
The Escalade IQ will make its presence identified on roads, becoming a member of the ranks of electrified behemoths just like the Hummer, Silverado, GMC Sierra Denali and Ram 1500 EV. The brand new Cadillac measures almost 19 ft lengthy, eight ft large and over six ft excessive. However you get vital room inside with 119.2 cubic ft of cargo quantity with the second and third-row seats folded. (It additionally has a frunk that provides one other 12 cubic ft of storage.) The SUV can tow as much as 8,000 lbs. It has a dash-spanning 55-inch dual-screen LED show, and its infotainment system runs Android Automotive OS (together with Google Assistant, Google Maps and the Play Retailer). Increased-end tiers supply 360-degree audio via an AKG 40-speaker array.
Manufacturing for the 2025 Escalade IQ will start subsequent summer season at GM’s Manufacturing facility Zero meeting heart in Detroit. Pricing “begins at round $130,000,” together with vacation spot expenses.