The iconic Cadillac now comes in an electric version.

The 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ made its debut on Wednesday. It features a distinctive construction, a battery pack with a range of approximately 450 miles and 200 additional kwh, and 55-inch screens for the dashboard. According to Cadillac, the price of the opulent electric SUV will be around $130,000 when it begins production in the summer of 2024 at GM’s Factory Zero.

The GMC Hummer EV and Silverado EV pickup vehicles’ propulsion systems are the same as those used by the electric-powered luxury SUV. A 24-module, 205 kwh battery pack with a capacity of 200 extra kwh is located in the middle of the chassis. According to GM, the Escalade IQ has an 800-volt electrical design capable of adding 100 miles of range in 10 minutes on a 350-kw DC quick charger. Functionality for charging in both directions will be required.

The electric motors on each individual axle of Escalade IQs will provide all-wheel drive and up to 750 hp and 785 lb-ft of torque. When in Velocity Max mode, Cadillac claims the large SUV will accelerate to 60 mph in much less than five seconds. There will be a lot of one-pedal driving and GM’s regen on demand.

According to Cadillac, the Escalade IQ can tow up to 8,000 kilogrammes.

The Escalade IQ, according to Cadillac, is situated between the regular- and extended-wheelbase models of the gas-run system and, at 224.3 inches long, is only 2.7 inches shorter than the latter. Notably, the wheelbase of the electrical Escalade is 2.1 inches longer than that of the long-wheelbase gasoline Escalade, measuring 136.2 inches long. The futon wheels were moved forward 11.8 inches to do this, which lowered the front overhang. Under the long hood is a front trunk with a 12.2 cubic foot capacity.

For the Escalade IQ, Cadillac appropriated the rear-wheel steering technology from the Hummer EV and Silverado EV. It actually goes by the moniker Cadillac Arrival Method rather than Crab Walking here and reduces the turning radius by 6.5 toes to 39.4 ft, allowing the SUV to move diagonally into a parking space. Four-corner air suspension, adaptive dampers, and a four-wheel impartial suspension are combined.

Although the Escalade IQ has a similar appearance to an Escalade, it has a unique design. The entrance, which has a blocky, squared-off appearance, incorporates vertical lighting features in addition to reflecting the brand’s most current choice for the backlight grille design in the form of a Cadillac shield. A slight slope and somewhat more aerodynamic roofline result in a 15% lower coefficient of drag than the gasoline-powered design. The wheel wells are filled with substantial 24-inch wheels shod with 35-inch-long 275/50R24 tyres.

The Escde IQ goes big inside with a 55-inch bank of full-width screens, including 35 inches for the centre touchscreen and electronic instrument cluster and 20 inches for the passenger display. An 11.-inch touchscreen in the centre console serves as the fourth display and is used for car choices and climate management. With its upcoming EVs, General Motors has decided to forgo smartphone mirroring technologies like Apple CarPlay and Android Car.

The Escalade IQ has three rows of seats, accommodating seven passengers. Government Next Row offers second-row bucket seats with the same heating, cooling, and massaging features as the front seats. The package also includes twin 12.6-inch back entertainment screens, a rear central console with fold-out airline-style tables, and wi-fi smartphone chargers. An 8-inch touchscreen will be used as the control panel. However, no Escalade IQ will have genuine leather upholstery; instead, Cadillac will use faux leather.

The Tremendous Cruise hands-free driving assistance technology from GM will come standard. Blind-place screens, automatic parking, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and surround-view camera systems will all come standard.