Cadillac has announced that it will unveil a fully electric version of its legendary Escalade, it’s large and luxurious SUV that is well-liked by A-listers all over the world. General Motors already has a big electric SUV in its fleet with the Hummer EV SUV from GMC and we are expecting the Hummer to offer its Ultium design to be used within the Caddy.
Of course, the 2024 Cadillac Escalade IQ is less durable in comparison to the Hummer and will likely include three rows of seating as well as all the tech already in the Escalade. There have been concerns about the environmental impact of these huge-weight EVs can be, however, that’s going to prevent the Escalade IQ from bringing the iconic nameplate into the era of electric vehicles.
2024 Cadillac Escalade IQ Release Date & Price
While the exact date of release of the Cadillac Escalade IQ hasn’t been disclosed, the company has confirmed that it will be announced later this year in the USA. We’re guessing it’ll be a 2024 model, either in 2023 or around the beginning of 2024. The cost of the 2024 Cadillac Escalade IQ hasn’t been disclosed yet, and it will be announced before the date of unveiling. We are aware that the standard Escalade begins at $79,295 in MSRP. we are confident that an electric Escalade IQ to be more costly than that at approximately $90,000. The higher trims and/or the models with more power will be over $100,000.
Traditional Escalade competitors like the Lincoln Navigator and Jeep Grand Wagoneer aren’t yet electric, and the Navigator will be among the first vehicles to go electric. Anyone interested in exploring options beyond the traditional automakers could look into the Rivian SUV, though it does not have the prestige and presence of the Escalade brand name.
2024 Cadillac Escalade IQ Redesign
As of now, just one glimpse of the exterior of the 2024 Cadillac Escalade IQ has been released with us, and it revealed nothing other than the model’s name. We wouldn’t expect the design of the IQ to be a radical change in comparison to the petrol-powered Escalade as much in the same way that the Ford F-150 Lightning is still recognized by its designation as an F-150.
All in all, then we can anticipate the brand new Escalade IQ to sport a similarly large size, a wide front end that can have pedestrians running across the streets just a little faster than they typically do, and a boxy shape to provide a roomy cabin.
The only place the IQ could differ from the Lyriq is in the specifics and where it may take some design cues from the less slender Lyriq. This could mean that the standard grille is replaced by a smoothed-over front panel with more snazzy lighting, as well as smaller daytime running lights, which we’ve imagined in our rendering. The back is a slimmer area, with horizontal LEDs blending well with the standard Escalade design we’ve learned to recognize.
The wheel sizes could be up to 22 inches, however, Cadillac will offer a smaller wheel to increase the Escalade IQ’s capabilities in 2024. There are no colors for this model of the Cadillac Escalade IQ that have been announced yet, however, the standard Escalade is available in colors that include Argent Silver, Dark Emerald as well as Crystal White. Of of course, we’d be astonished to learn that a black variant was not available to Escalade IQ. Escalade Intel, a shade that’s as tightly tied with the Caddy SUV as red is to the Ferrari. Ferrari.
It’s likely to be among the biggest EVs in the future when it is on the road since measurements for the 2024 Cadillac Escalade IQ are likely to be comparable to the dimensions of the gas-powered version (pictured here). The standard Escalade is 211.9 inches long and is equipped with a 120.9-inch wheelbase. Its width is hefty also, at 81.1 inches, and its length is 76.7 inches. If you think that’s not enough for you, Cadillac offers the massive Escalade ESV that measures 227 inches in length and comes with a stretched 134.1-inch wheelbase, however, it’s unclear if an Escalade IQ ESV will ever be made available.
Its combination of huge battery and massive dimensions makes the 2024 Cadillac Escalade IQ among the heaviest vehicles available on the roads. A teardown film showed the reason why it is so heavy. Hummer EV has a staggering curb weight of 9000 pounds. The Escalade is a larger vehicle in certain ways and, should the IQ model comes with the massive battery structure as the Hummer and Escalade, it may exceed 9,000 pounds.
Powertrain and Performance
While we’re only able to guess at the moment since technical specifications haven’t yet been revealed, however, the Cadillac Escalade IQ’s engine will likely be used in conjunction with that of the GMC Hummer EV. Within this version of the Hummer EV SUV, the tri-motor system generates 830 horsepower and up to 11,500 pounds of torque, but it’s a combination of axle torque, which is somewhat inaccurate. However, despite how heavy it’s supposed to be, those numbers will make the Escalade IQ an acceleration of fewer than four seconds, which makes it more efficient than the Escalade V with the supercharged engine.
GMC also made available a version that was a version of its Hummer EV Pickup with 1,000 horsepower, meaning that the Escalade IQ is likely to be faster thanks to this type of power. Although a rear-wheel drive version is possible, an all-wheel drive is likely to be offered for all trims, or a regular. While the gas-powered Escalade can carry up to 8,200 lbs, however, it’s not likely to be the case that an electric Escalade IQ will be able to match that. To make it as relaxing as possible, the brand new Escalade IQ is expected to include the same features as the regular Escalade, such as magnetic Ride Control and Air Ride Adaptive Suspension.
Gas Mileage, Range, and Charging
In the age of technology today, a huge battery is among the best options to create a huge EV with a good range. GMC has proven this by the fact that it put a huge of 205-kWh (usable capacity) battery into Hummer EV Pickup. Hummer EV Pickup as well as even that’s just enough to provide a range of 355 miles, or 314 miles in it to be the Hummer the EV-powered SUV. This Hummer’s economy is among the worst in the world of EVs with only 47 MPGe in the combined.
The Escalade IQ will not be as inefficient, since it won’t have to be redesigned or strengthened to make it suitable for off-roading as the Hummer however this is yet to be determined. Concerning charging for charging, the 800-volt DC rapid charging capability of the Hummer permits charging of up to 300 kW. This is something the Escalade IQ is expected to be equipped to do as well.
Interior and Cargo
The gas-powered Cadillac Escalade already has a stunning cabin with luxurious materials and impressive technology. It’s a fantastic starting point for the cabin and exterior 2024 Cadillac Escalade IQ unless the manufacturer decides to offer the IQ an entirely new layout inside. In the regular Escalade shown below, you will see an impressive OLED curving display with around 38 inches of screen space which includes a 16.9-inch touchscreen as well as a 14.2-inch gauge cluster. It is equipped with all usual connectivity features, as well as an impressive 19-speaker audio system, or an additional 36-speaker AKG Studio Reference sound system which is among the top available at the moment.
We are anticipating that the Escalade IQ can be more sophisticated. A recent report suggests that the Escalade will be arriving with a wide-screen digital display that covers the entire dashboard, just like the system of the Celestiq. Navigation using Augmented Reality, available Super Cruise, front pedestrian detection, and all kinds of parking aids are expected to be available.
The seats in the brand-new 2024 Cadillac Escalade IQ electric SUV are likely to get heated for the initial two rows, while the upper trims have massage seats as well as leatherette and upholstery. The standard Escalade has luxurious trim choices like Natural Figured Ash wood and Parchment Tamo Ash wood which is also the standard of luxury that is expected in the IQ version as well.
As with the regular Escalade Like the regular Escalade, the Escalade IQ will come with three rows of seating with 2nd-row captain’s seats. It is interesting to see whether the electric powertrain can let Cadillac create additional space for passengers and their belongings. The space for cargo inside Escalade IQ Cadillac Escalade IQ could match the space of the regular Escalade and would amount to 25.5 cubic meters behind the 3rd row. 72.9 cubic feet behind the first row and 121 cubic feet behind the row in front.