Despite modest beginnings at the time of its introduction in 1998, the Cadillac Escalade has since become a symbol of the parent brand. Now, as the car market enters the era of electric vehicles, the icon of Cadillac has also turned electric with the newly launched Cadillac Escalade iQ.
In terms of design, the Cadillac Escalade IQ combines the styling of the regular Escalade with that of the small electric SUV Cadillac Lyric. However, these two factors are key to the sound of the electric car line, creating an unprecedentedly dynamic and sporty body for the Escalade name line.
The upper design of the Cadillac Escalade IQ also allows for significant (15%) improvements in aerodynamics compared to the regular version.
To spruce up the exterior design, the exterior lighting on the Cadillac Escalade IQ has been carefully taken care of.
The vertical headlights have a small brand badge on the side, while the taillights have a much slimmer and bolder design than any current Cadillac. Hidden lights under the door handles and the Cadillac logo also appeared on the dashboard (visible from the outside).
Unlike the Lyric Juniors, which do not have a front trunk, the Cadillac Escalade IQ has a spacious front trunk with a volume of 345 liters. Apart from this, this area also has its own charging port and badge.
Smart technology allows all four sides of the car to be opened with the touch of a button. In particular, the driver’s side door can open automatically when it detects the person holding the lock is approaching.
In terms of size, the Cadillac Escalade iQ has a frame between the regular Escalade and the Extended Edition. The vehicle measures 5,697 x 2,389 x 1,934 mm in length x width x height.
Interior space The Cadillac Escalade IQ, while not unexpected, features design, technology and materials comparable to German luxury cars from BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
Those entering the driver’s seat … will be overwhelmed by the 55-inch curved screen, more than half of which (35 inches) serves the driver.
Applications like Google Maps, Google Assistant or Google Play Market are available or can be easily downloaded.
In addition to the curved screen that spans almost the entire dashboard, the Cadillac Escalade IQ also features an 11-inch screen located in the center console for users to adjust the air conditioner. The drive mode knob, cup holder and wireless phone charging dock are also located here.
The rear seat area on the Cadillac Escalade IQ is no less competitive too, with 2 with HDMI with front seat backrest, separate center console, folding table tray, 2 wireless phone charging docks, USB-C port and heated/ventilated/massage There are 12.6-inch screens. seats.
The Cadillac Escalade IQ’s infotainment system features 19 speakers in the default version and 36 speakers in the high-end version, all provided by partner AKG Studios. If you choose the High-End equipment package in row 2, the number of speakers will increase to 40 thanks to 4 additional speakers placed in the headrests.
What is quite disappointing is that the third row of seats on the Cadillac Escalade IQ is not as wide as the extended petrol variant (765 vs 886 mm of legroom) despite the better wheelbase. The default rear luggage compartment volume is 670 litres, which expands to 1,958 liters when the 3rd row is folded down and 3,374 liters when the last 2 rows are folded down.
In the transmission segment, the default Cadillac Escalade IQ uses a 200 kWh battery for a range of up to 725 km. The above parameters are extremely good for users, considering that the power of the car is extremely strong at 680 horsepower and 834 Nm by default.
The driver can temporarily activate a mode called Velocity Mode to increase the above parameters to 750 horsepower and 1,063 Nm.
The Cadillac Escalade IQ’s starting price is in the $130,000 range—a figure one and a half times more than the regular Escalade’s $80,800.
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