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Cadillac Escalade IQ & IQL EVs are coming in 2024

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Cadillac will be expanding their EV lineup in 2024 with the Escalade IQ and the Escalade IQL.

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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.

The slow trickle of GM EV's is starting to flow faster. Again, building off the Ultium platform shows the benefit of designing and building that platform compared to Ford's one-offs. It also shows how GM intends to outdo Tesla by launching a wide ranging fleet of EV's across all brands and price points.
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Two battery trays or three, do you think? That's looking like a THICK floor. :)
Two levels like the Hummer EV and Silverado EV I think. If that's enough for a 10,000 lb. Hummer monster, it should be enough for an Escalade EV.

GM said a year or so back that 2023 and 2024 would see a 20 new EV's in their global lineup. So models in China count even though there may not be a similar model in the US. I suspect that number may also include trim levels. If so, the Equinox EV counts as 4 models? GM said it will offer 30 models globally by 2025.
I still don't understand the logic behind a super heavy, inefficient electric truck that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars.
It's a statement vehicle to show off the Ultium platform: "EV's can be huge, super macho beasts". GM did it to make a splash and change the mindset of consumers who think EV's are golf carts. They don't expect to sell millions. It also showed that GM can go from 0-60 in seconds while people are still waiting and waiting for the other super macho toy: Cybertruck.

As a bonus, building the Hummer EV gave GM much of what it needed to do the Silverado EV (deliveries start fall 2023 along with the Chevy Equinox EV).
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