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Cadillac will be adding two new Escalade models to the EV lineup called the Escalade IQ and the Escalade IQL (extended wheelbase).

GM President Mark Reuss made the announcement. Both SUVs are expected to make their debuts in 2024.


For some time now, GM has been hinting a future fully electric, full-size Cadillac SUV. Now, during the recent GM Investor Day presentation, GM President Mark Reuss confirmed that such a vehicle is on the way, which should be called the Cadillac Escalade IQ, while its extended-wheelbase variant should be the Escalade IQL. These large, all-electric SUVs are expected to debut sometime during the 2024 calendar year.

“You can imagine what this competes with and where it competes. Again, this will be a pinnacle of design and execution,” said Reuss. “Some of the things we learned on Celestiq will find their way into these vehicles, which I think is going to wow the world once again. Even after the Escalade that we sell today, even in V form, so there’s some great things happening here.”

Speaking of the extended-length variant, “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. 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,” Reuss added.

This recent confirmation comes as no surprise, as GM has been leaving clues about an EV SUV for quite a while now. In fact, back in November 2021, The General filed to trademark the Escalade IQ and Escalade IQL names. These full-size SUVs will ride on the GM BT1 platform, which also underpins the GMC Hummer EV Pickup, the GMC Hummer EV SUV, the GMC Sierra EV, and the Chevy Silverado EV.
 

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I really hope GM sorts out the supply chain soon. The Lyriq has seemingly vanished from public consciousness since they can't get these things built.

It's ironic the Toyota IQ was an A-Segment go-kart thing while the Escalade IQ is going to be like the size/weight of 5 Toyota IQs. I wonder which car will have the worse carbon footprint heh.
 

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Announcing this, announcing that. How about starting to deliver some of the stuff?

Wonder if they will build an EXT variant? Luxury trucks are in.
Highly doubt it. EXT has already missed two generations and it never was a big mover for GM to begin with. Just like the Avalance, really. Pretty sure GM will be fine with the Denali and Hummer on the luxury end. Caddy is not about truck anymore, just SUV and other luxury boxes.
 
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