The Escalade IQ follows Cadillac’s mid-size sedan Lyriq and Celestiq.
GM confirms continuation of sleek, hand-built Celestiq EV with a celebrity favorite
General Motors has announced that an electric-only Cadillac Escalade will be released later this year. In an unusually short press release (less than 100 words)
Cadillac confirmed today that the first all-electric Escalade will arrive “later this year.” However, the automaker did not reveal any details about the Escalade IQ, a name first registered in 2021. The new model’s “IQ” branding aligns with the Celestiq luxury sedan and the Lyriq midsize SUV.
Earlier this year, Cadillac vice president Rory Harvey said the automaker would unveil three new electric vehicles in 2023. If you add that to the company’s previous comments to Car and Driver saying all three would arrive for the same model year, we can guess the Escalade IQ will be a 2024 model. It is also expected to use GM’s Ultium battery technology.
Third electric vehicle announced
We’ll have to wait until later this year to learn more about the first Escalade EV. But as for its midsize counterpart, Engadget’s Roberto Baldwin found the Lyriq ($60,000 and up with more than 300 miles of range) to have the “fit and finish you’d expect” from Cadillac, with “a sleek ride and an almost eerily quiet interior.”
As the third model to join the all-electric lineup, there’s quite a bit of hype surrounding the celebrity-favorite SUV.
While we’re told the Celestiq will be hand-built at GM’s Global Technical Center in Michigan — the brand spent $81 million on the campus — we can’t imagine the Escalade will follow suit.
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