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Cadillac Escalade IQ Coming As New Lincoln Navigator Rival

We’ve known for some time that crosstown Ford rival General Motors plans to electrify its entire passenger vehicle lineup in the coming years, with its luxury brand – Cadillac – already having launched its very last brand new ICE-powered model. That means we’ll soon be seeing a number of new EVs coming from that particular brand, joining the existing Lyriq in Cadillac’s lineup, which will soon feature an all-electric version of its full-size SUV dubbed the Cadillac Escalade IQ, as GM Authority reported earlier today.

GM didn’t provide too many details about the Cadillac Escalade IQ, aside from the fact that it will be a completely electric model and that it will be fully revealed later this year. It also continues the brand’s “IQ” naming strategy that began with the Lyriq and will continue with the soon-to-launch Celestiq as well.

Ultimately, GM plans to introduce three new Cadillac EV models in 2023, a group that’s expected to include the Escalade IQ, along with a compact crossover positioned beneath the Lyriq in the brand’s lineup, as well as the extended-wheelbase Cadillac Escalade IQL, all of which are expected to possibly enter production in 2024 for the 2025 model year.

As for Cadillac’s rival Lincoln, Ford’s luxury arm recently ditched its plans to launch four all-new EV models by 2026, though multiple second-generation all-electric Lincoln vehicles are in development. The first of the bunch is expected to be the Lincoln Aviator EV, which will be built alongside the Ford Explorer EV at the Chicago Assembly plant following its upcoming retooling for the production of all-electric vehicles. As Ford Authority previously reported, the Aviator may only be available as an EV in the future, too.

We’ll have more on what Ford and Lincoln’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Lincoln news and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. John


  2. c

    Still no mention of the 2024 Navigator refresh, or even any prototype shots. It must be a pretty big overhaul if they won’t even show the prototypes. If so, the Escalade is in trouble. It’s more or less on par with the Nav right now, though most say it’s better due to the far better material quality and better amenities. It won’t even be able to compete without a huge redesign of its own.

  3. MeToo

    Gm will sell every one of the Celescalades it can build at $200K each.


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