Cadillac unveiled the all-electric 2025 Escalade IQ, offering a Cadillac-estimated 450 miles of range.
The Escalade IQ features a curved pillar-to-pillar 55-inch total diagonal LED display, available Super Cruise driver assistance technology, vehicle-to-home bidirectional charging technology with GM Energy’s available Ultium Home products, and zero tailpipe emissions.
“Escalade IQ raises the standard just as the original Escalade redefined luxury a quarter-century ago,” said John Roth, vice president, Global Cadillac. “This reimagining of an icon marks the next step in Cadillac’s all-electric future.”
2025 Escalade IQ Features
The Escalade IQ features independent front and rear suspension, with power transferred to 24-inch wheels with 35-inch tires via front and rear drive motors that work in conjunction as an eAWD system.
Additional advanced technologies include Magnetic Ride Control 4.0 and Adaptive Air Ride Suspension.
The Adaptive Air Ride Suspension system enables the vehicle to be lowered up to two inches (50 mm) and raised one inch (25 mm), while additional features such as the standard Four-Wheel Steer, available Cadillac Arrival Mode, and Low Ride Mode enhance capability.
Four-Wheel Steer reduces the turning diameter to only 39.4 feet (12 meters) at lower speeds and reduces the turning diameter by more than 6.5 feet for greater maneuverability in parking lots and a tighter overall turning radius.
Cadillac Arrival Mode is a Four-Wheel Steer feature that allows the Escalade IQ to move diagonally.
Low Ride Mode enables the Escalade IQ to be driven at low speeds with the suspension fully lowered.
A 24-module Ultium battery serves as the foundation of the Escalade IQ, producing more than 200 kWh of available energy. It also employs a high-voltage architecture that enables 800-volt DC fast charging, providing up to 100 miles of range in 10 minutes of charge time.
Escalade IQ will be equipped with Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) bidirectional charging technology with GM Energy’s available Ultium Home products.
Safety Features of 2025 Escalade IQ
Escalade IQ also features a suite of standard active safety and driver assistance features, 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 five 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
“Escalade has always been about being bold, so that’s what we set out to accomplish,” said Mandi Damman, chief engineer, Escalade IQ. “Escalade IQ is what you get when you follow your soul instead of the crowd.”
Built at Factory ZERO
Regular production of the Escalade IQ begins next summer at GM’s Factory ZERO Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center in Michigan, with domestic and globally sourced components.
Factory ZERO was renovated and retooled with a $2.2 billion investment to serve as the launchpad for GM’s EV strategy.
Pricing starts at around $130,000 including destination charges.