Cadillac Unveils Electric Escalade IQ With 450 Miles of Range


Cadillac has unveiled the all-electric Escalade IQ, coming in the 2025 model year. The Escalade IQ has an estimated range of 450 miles per charge, a pillar-to-pillar 55-inch total diagonal LED display across the dash, and available advanced driver’s aids such as Super Cruise and vehicle-to-home bidirectional charging. The Escalade IQ is the first full-sized SUV from Cadillac to be built on General Motors’ Ultium Platform and Ultifi software platform.

The Cadillac Escalade IQ features independent front and rear suspension with power delivered via front and rear drive motors that work in conjunction as an e-AWD system. Advanced technologies like Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 and Adaptive Air Ride Suspension–also featured on the standard gasoline Escalade–are used in the IQ model. The air suspension allows up to 2 inches of lowering and 1 inches of raise for the body. Four-wheel steering, similar to that found on the Hummer EV, helps maneuver the Escalade IQ in tight spaces.

The Cadillac Escalade IQ features a 24-module Ultium battery, producing more than 200 kWh of energy. Its flexible, high-voltage architecture enables 800-volt DC fast charging. A recharge from near-zero to 100 miles takes about 10 minutes with this system. Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) bidirectional charging technology via Ultium Home products is also available on the Escalade IQ.

The battery pack for the Escalade IQ is integral to the SUV’s body frame and provides an estimated 450 miles of range. Up to 750 horsepower can be accessed via the driver-selectable Velocity Max system, as can 785 pound-feet of torque. This gives the Escalade IQ a 0-60 mph sprint in under five seconds and up to 8,000 pounds of towing capability.

Escalade IQ also features a suite of standard active safety and driver assistance11 features, with highlights including:

  • Blind Zone Steering Assist: Can provide a brief, firm turn of the steering wheel when a potential crash is detected with a moving vehicle in the lane the vehicle is entering
  • Intersection Automatic Emergency Braking: Can help drivers avoid or reduce the severity of an intersection collision with a detected cross-traffic vehicle
  • HD Surround Vision: Provides selectable digital camera views of the area around the vehicle and can help drivers park or avoid vehicles and objects
  • Enhanced Automatic Parking Assist: Can automatically steer, brake and shift gears to park the vehicle into a dedicated parallel or perpendicular parking space and can help unpark the vehicle
  • Front Pedestrian and Bicyclist Braking: At speeds between 5 and 50 mph, can help drivers avoid or reduce the severity of a collision with a pedestrian or bicyclist it detects directly in front of them

Production of the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ is slated for next summer at GM’s Factory ZERO Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center in Michigan. Pricing will be announced closer to launch date for the SUV, but is expected to be in the $130,000 range.