General Motors recently unveiled the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ in New York, redefining the three-row luxury SUV Escalade. Distinguishing itself from the traditional gasoline-powered model, the Escalade IQ presents unique elements in design, platform, interior, and drivetrain.
A focal point of the Escalade IQ is its power and battery capacity. Dual motors, front and rear, generate an impressive 750 hp and 785 lb-ft of torque, propelling the SUV from 0 to 60 mph in under five seconds. The SUV features Velocity Max and Normal driving modes, alongside a distinctive one-pedal driving mode through its regenerative braking system. Towing capacity reaches an estimated 8,000 pounds.
Under the hood, the Escalade IQ draws power from the same 200-plus-kWh battery as the Hummer EV Pickup, achieving around 450 miles of estimated range. With an 800-volt architecture, the vehicle supports rapid charging—adding 100 miles in 10 minutes—and bidirectional charging for home devices via GM Energy’s Ultium Home products.
Exterior-wise, the Escalade IQ boasts a commanding presence, incorporating signature vertical headlights, a “crystal shield” front end design, and a more aerodynamic roofline. The SUV accommodates large 275/50R24 tires and maintains a proximate size to the gasoline model despite an extended wheelbase.
Internally, the Escalade IQ offers thoughtful adjustments, creating ample space and cargo capacity. Equipped with advanced air suspension and magnetic dampers, it provides responsive handling and comfort. Standard rear-wheel steering and an innovative Arrival mode enhance maneuverability and parking.
Inside, the vehicle impresses with futuristic digital screens powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Cockpit Platform, offering Google-based functionalities. Seating options cater to comfort, while entertainment features span from AKG audio to a 40-speaker system.
Safety is prioritized with the Super Cruise hands-free driver-assist feature and various driver aids. Anticipated for a summer 2024 release, the Escalade IQ will arrive in Sport and Luxury models, beginning around $130,000.