GM’s first all-electric Cadillac Escalade will be called the “Escalade IQ,” continuing Cadillac’s EV naming strategy that currently includes the Lyriq crossover and upcoming Celestiq ultra-luxury sedan.
Detroit- General Motors confirmed plans on Monday to launch an all-electric version of its flagship Cadillac Escalade later this year.
The Detroit automaker said the new SUV will be called the “Escalade IQ,” continuing Cadillac’s EV naming strategy that currently includes the Lyriq crossover and upcoming Celestiq ultra-luxury sedan.
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An electric Escalade is expected, as the company plans to fully convert Cadillac to an EV brand by 2030.
A Cadillac spokesman declined to reveal any other details about the vehicle beyond its existence and name.Analysts expect the car to go into production and sales as early as next year, according to the automotive news.
The Cadillac Escalade IQ is expected to use GM’s Ultium batteries, motors and technology that the automaker is using to power and support its next generation of electric vehicles.
But just because it’s called the Escalade doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the same as the brand’s signature combustion-engine-powered SUV. The previously announced electric vehicle of the same name as GM’s traditional vehicle included radically different design features and technology than its predecessor.
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