Cadillac Escalade IQ is a clean-sheet EV designed from the ground up on GM’s Ultimate platform.
The 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ just got its big debut earlier this month, with General Motors finally unveiling the very first all-electric production SUV to wear the iconic luxury nameplate. Of course, the 2025 IQ is just the beginning when it comes to electrified Escalades, with an extended-length Cadillac Escalade IQL model expected next. Now, GM Authority is picturing what the forthcoming Cadillac Escalade IQL may look like in the following exclusive rendering.
For those readers who may be unaware, the Cadillac Escalade IQL takes after the ICE-powered Cadillac Escalade ESV (“Escalade Stretch Vehicle”) in offering more length to accommodate passengers and cargo. As such, our Cadillac Escalade IQL outsizes the standard IQ with added wheelbase length. That said, we didn’t stretch the SUV behind the rear wheels, but the longer wheelbase could still accommodate a larger battery pack than the 24-module battery equipped by the standard one.
Mark Reuss talks about new platform
Interestingly, GM President Mark Reuss had a few things to say about GM’s full-size SUVs during last year’s GM Investor Day presentation:
“The wheelbase differences we have today and the size base differences we have today on our full-size SUVs, we’re going to do it again in a much more innovative way, though,” Reuss said. “You’re going to see things here, design, size, platform sharing-wise, but also technology-wise, that will be very different from what we execute today. We’re pretty much finished with the design, and going for production.”
All of that could obviously apply to the Cadillac Escalade IQL.
Although the Cadillac Escalade IQ provides a streamlined appearance and curvaceous lines. The added wheelbase length on our Cadillac Escalade IQL rendering makes the SUV look tougher. With an imposing demeanor and size laid on top of the high-tech flair of the standard Escalade IQ. We can’t wait to see what GM does with the Escalade IQL. We’ll have to wait until the official debut next year to see the final product.