The Cadillac model has already made it clear it has sturdy electrification plans. Whereas they’ve mentioned a number of future fashions, together with the Cadillac Lyriq SUV, mum has been the phrase on the subject of the massive Escalade. Nonetheless, a brand new report suggests a battery-electric Cadillac Escalade is coming.
The Detroit Information experiences a Cadillac Escalade EV is on the roadmap. Citing analysts AutoForecast Options, the report says the Escalade EV is predicted to start out manufacturing in January 2024. Manufacturing is predicted to happen at GM’s Manufacturing facility Zero in Detroit. The identical plant will produce the upcoming Hummer EV fashions and an electrified Chevrolet Silverado.
Particulars surrounding the Escalade EV are nonetheless largely unknown. One can plausibly assume it’s going to leverage GM’s Ultium battery system on their BEV3 structure. We will anticipate it to share a lot of its underlying elements with the Hummer EV fashions, that means a complete vary between 300-400 miles is probably going.
Regardless of the addition of a battery-electric mannequin, the interior combustion model of the Escalade isn’t anticipated to go wherever. Given it’s continued recognition and the contributions to GM’s bottom-line it gives, there’s zero probability GM is ditching it anytime quickly.
It is going to be attention-grabbing to see how Cadillac handles branding the Escalade EV. All future Cadillac EV’s are following a naming scheme of getting a reputation that ends with “iq.” Will Cadillac buck the pattern with the Escalade EV or will they offer it a brand new, EV-specific title? GM has trademarked the title “Cadillac Symobliq” which may very well be appropriate for an Escalade EV.