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Lengthy-wheelbase Cadillac Escalade IQL SUV confirmed

Like its internal-combustion counterpart, the 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ electrical SUV will get a long-wheelbase variant.

First reported by Automotive and Driver, and subsequently confirmed to Motor Authority by a Cadillac spokesperson, the long-wheelbase mannequin might be known as the Escalade IQL. It is not anticipated to achieve dealerships till after the usual Escalade IQ, which is scheduled to begin deliveries this summer season.

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ

The Escalade IQL will seemingly observe the template of the present long-wheelbase Escalade ESV, with styling carried over from the standard-wheelbase mannequin and a stretch within the center to extend area within the rear two rows of seats.

The usual Escalade IQ already measures 224.three inches lengthy, 76.1 inches tall, and 94.1 inches large, with a 136.2-inch wheelbase. Which means its wheelbase is already about two inches longer than that of the internal-combustion Escalade ESV, though the electrical mannequin is about three inches shorter general.

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ

2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ

First proven final summer season, the Escalade IQ boasts as much as 750 hp and 785 lb-ft of torque from a dual-motor all-wheel-drive powertrain. It will launch the IQ to 60 mph in about 5 seconds, whereas an Ultium 24-module, 200-plus-kwh battery pack shared with the GMC Hummer EV Pickup ought to permit for 450 miles of vary, based on Cadillac. The Escalade IQ additionally will get a model of the Hummer EV’s Crab Stroll, dubbed Cadillac Arrival.

Along with the Escalade IQ and IQL, Cadillac has the smaller Optiq and Vistiq SUVs within the pipeline, in addition to the Celestiq flagship. However the launches of those fashions could possibly be affected by continued points with the ramp up of Basic Motors’ Ultium EVs. The automaker struggled to speed up EV manufacturing in 2023 as deliberate.

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