The all-electric 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ full-sized SUV was just unveiled this week. Showcasing the brand’s signature style and luxury, the new full size utility will eventually replace the internal combustion engine powered model as the brand goes fully electric by the end of the decade.

With a top range of 450 miles and up to 750 horsepower it will sit at the top of Cadillac’s product range with the ultimate in size, performance, technologies and even towing capability.

Styling is pure Cadillac. You won’t mistake it for anything else from across the parking lot. It’s big. While we don’t have exact specifications yet, it’s loosely based on the same platform underpinning the Silverado and Sierra EV pickups as well as the Hummer EV twins.

In such its wheelbase is longer than the current ICE Cadillac Escalade’s 121-inch wheelbase and closer to that of the 126-inch wheelbase of the Hummer EV SUV. The overall length will be similar to the current Escalade’s 211-inches if not slightly shorter due to less overhang at the front. Our best estimation puts it about 204-inches. Height comes in lower at the top of the roof which appears to be about 4-inches lower.

The takeaway is that it’s footprint is very much the same. With it’s four-wheel independent suspension and standard four-wheel steering it can turn around in an impressive 39-feet for its size. The rear steer can also turn parallel to the front and allow diagonal movement to aid in tight parking maneuvers.

With Magenetic Ride Control and an adjustable air-suspension its ride height can be adjusted 2-inches down for better ingress and egress, handling and perhaps increased aerodynamics at speed. Additionally it can be raised 1-inch higher for better off-road clearance

It features a massive 200 kWh battery under its floor with an 800-volt architecture. That means with the right DC fast charger you cant get up to 100 miles of range in 10 minutes. Cadillac says total available range is 450 miles which is in the same neighborhood as the gasoline powered Escalade.

With two motors, one in front and one at the rear it comes stanrdard with eAWD that gives it a max horsepower output of 750 horsepower and 785 pound-feet of torque. That’s good for a 0-60 time under 5 seconds which is a feat considering this thing will be extremely heavy. It will also be able to tow up to 8,000 pounds.

It’s a Cadillac so expect the full catalog of technologies from lighting, creature comforts, whizbang amaze your friends coddling and all of the Las Vegas glamour you could want when it comes to living in it every day.

With three rows of seating, you will enjoy power open-and-close doors that welcome you as you step up to the vehicle. Once inside a curved 55-inch wide LED display lights up ahead of the front row with all of the infotainment, driver information and controls in digital graphic form.

Behind them an available Executive Second-Row Seating package brings the private jet experience with convenient tray tables, personal 12.6-inch digital screens as well as a center screen command center. Chargers, ports, headrest speakers – yes Cadillac knows its livery market well.

How much will it cost? At present Cadillac is saying it will start at about $130,000 when it arrives for the 2025 model year sometime in the summer of 2024. That’s about $50,000 more than a base 2023 Escalade is at present.

Yes it will be expensive, but it will also be the top of the line. And yes the current ICE powered Escalade will be available along side it for a while but not forever. Cadillac has said they intend to be a fully electric brand by 2030.