Cadillac Escalade IQ Reveal Set for August

Matthew Guy
by Matthew Guy

cadillac escalade iq reveal set for august

GM is making good on its promise to exit this decade with Cadillac offering a portfolio of fully electric vehicles. To date we’ve seen the Lyriq and uber-lux Celestiq; next up, the Escalade IQ.

Guess the word ‘Escaladiq’ didn’t play well in focus groups, then. And even the frosh in Marketing 101 know better than to bin decades of name recognition built into the Escalade nameplate, so Escalade IQ it is. And it’s still leagues better than the dunderhead alphanumeric soup foisted upon the place by Johan de Nysschen. 

A preview video has been posted to YouTube and provided the screenshots shown here, along with the expected teaser photo which is appropriately dim and dark like Gotham City. Speaking of, this Caddy will apparently be built in Detroit but shown for the first time in New York.

The official image fronts a vehicle with appropriately Escalade-y boxy proportions, plus a set of headlamps that share a design language with existing Cadillac EVs. More LEDs spread across its nose, including a light bar which proves the 1986 Mercury Sable was simply ahead of its time. The badge is illuminated as well. Brightening up the image didn’t do much, other than confirm this thing will have elephant-ear side-view mirrors and front-row seats which may have speakers built into the headrests. We’ll see.

Taking screenshots during the YouTube video revealed a bit more detail, such as a set of taillamps that continue to reach for the sky. A red lamp, probably a CHMSL, stretches the width of this SUV’s liftgate but note the new angular peak at its center which is also illuminated. The briefest of glimpses into the interior through a panoramic sunroof promises a dashboard jumbotron that seems to stretch from pillar to post. 

We won’t have to wait too long for the real thing. Cadillac says they’ll be showing the Escalade IQ on August 9 at a location in New York City.

[Images: Cadillac, YouTube]

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  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Jun 20, 2023

    Sweet. (Every one of these sold means lower gasoline prices for me -- lol)

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    • Tassos Tassos on Jun 21, 2023

      Vwery true, but since the loser will only sell a few units, it will NOT make a damned bit of a difference, I am sad to say.

      On the OTHER hand, the 2 MILLION TESLAS sold EVERY YEAR (and going to 20 million soon in a theater near you) will SURE AS HELL make a dent on oil demand, and, Other things being EQUAL (they won't be, OPEC will for sure cut production again to support the sagging prices), WILL lower our fuel bills a LOT.

  • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Jun 21, 2023

    Warm summer day: Drive girlfriend with IQ to DQ. Hopes: I screw.

  • Dusterdude The "fire them all" is looking a little less unreasonable the longer the union sticks to the totally ridiculous demands ( or maybe the members should fire theit leadership ! )
  • Thehyundaigarage Yes, Canadian market vehicles have had immobilizers mandated by transport Canada since around 2001.In the US market, some key start Toyotas and Nissans still don’t have immobilizers. The US doesn’t mandate immobilizers or daytime running lights, but they mandate TPMS, yet canada mandates both, but couldn’t care less about TPMS. You’d think we’d have universal standards in North America.
  • Alan I think this vehicle is aimed more at the dedicated offroad traveller. It costs around the same a 300 Series, so its quite an investment. It would be a waste to own as a daily driver, unless you want to be seen in a 'wank' vehicle like many Wrangler and Can Hardly Davidson types.The diesel would be the choice for off roading as its quite torquey down low and would return far superior mileage than a petrol vehicle.I would think this is more reliable than the Land Rovers, BMW make good engines.
  • Lorenzo I'll go with Stellantis. Last into the folly, first to bail out. Their European business won't fly with the German market being squeezed on electricity. Anybody can see the loss of Russian natural gas and closing their nuclear plants means high cost electricity. They're now buying electrons from French nuclear plants, as are the British after shutting down their coal industry. As for the American market, the American grid isn't in great shape either, but the US has shale oil and natural gas. Stellantis has profits from ICE Ram trucks and Jeeps, and they won't give that up.
  • Inside Looking Out Chinese will take over EV market and Tesla will become the richest and largest car company in the world. Forget about Japanese.