Electric SUV: The Escalade IQ
A shadowy silhouette plus a brief video (included above) have been made available in anticipation of the launch of the Cadillac Escalade IQ, set for August 9th in New York City. The large, electric SUV is receiving its public debut at this momentous occasion.
This video provides a deeper look into the exterior contours of the Escalade IQ. Positioned on both sides of the front bumper, are two rows of vertical LEDs. At the base of the hood are horizontal amber turn signals, while both the badge of Cadillac and part of the grille house lighting fixtures.
A quick view of the back divulges a spoiler perched upon the top, while a wide, crimson tail light stands at its end. The camera swivels and unveils a panoramic glass roof, followed by a large monitor on the dashboard. Topping it off, the enormous wheels – potentially up to 24 inches – have thick struts with protrusions snaking in-between them.
Two renders by Kolesa have been below presented, hinting what Escalade IQ’s debut could look like when it appears. The vanguard facade consistent with, but not matching precisely to, what was previewed in the teaser video. The taillights, however, have more discrepancies; this artist conveyed light in a perpendicular position on the spoiler, distinct from the contrasting horizontal light seen in the same clip.
No concrete information concerning the powertrain of the Escalade IQ has been released yet. All signs point to the fact that it will be based on the General Motors Ultium EV platform. This structural base allows for an assortment of different size batteries, including the choice used in the GMC Hummer EV, which holds a 205-kilowatt-hour pack.
Cadillac will manufacture the Escalade IQ at its Factory Zero Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Facility. The building presently puts together the Hummer EV and is getting ready to construct the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra Denali electric pickups.
This year, Cadillac is introducing no fewer than three new electric vehicles. While the Escalade IQ is surely one of them, the identity of the others remains shrouded in enigma. Nonetheless, spy photos appear to suggest that a miniature crossover may be amongst them, likely to be placed below the Lyriq in Caddy’s lineup.
Those who are interested in having a more thorough dialogue concerning the Escalade IQ should tune in to this episode of the InsideEVs Podcast.