There will be an electric Cadillac Escalade this year, the Escalade IQ. That’s what the prestigious automotive brand has confirmed.

The announcement says the electric truck will be unveiled later this year and promises the same commitment to craftsmanship, technology and performance that has helped the Escalade brand dominate the large SUV segment for the past 20 years.

Cadillac Escalade

Electric Cadillac Escalade

The Cadillac Escalade is a luxury SUV produced by American automaker General Motors under the Cadillac brand. It was first launched in 1999 and has since become one of Cadillac’s most popular and recognizable vehicles.

Features of the Electric Escalade

The electric Cadillac Escalade is expected to be on the same Ultium architecture as the GMC Hummer EV, which could mean three engines and up to 1,000 horsepower. However, you don’t buy an Escalade to speed, you buy it to be comfortable in luxury and technology. The Lyriq fulfills that role to some extent, but it’s too small for those accustomed to the space of the Escalade.

Style-wise, there shouldn’t be too much change. Given that the brand has been a mainstay of the lineup for years and that an electric variant is intended to appeal to existing customers, it’s entirely possible that the Escalade EV will look a lot like the gas-powered Escalade.

The electric range

The Escalade IQ will be Cadillac’s third electric model, joining the Celestiq sedan and the Lyriq SUV. The electric Escalade will also be offered in a long-wheelbase version under the name Escalade IQL.

Cadillac has already confirmed the arrival of three new electric vehicles this year. So there will be at least two new models coming. What form they will take remains to be seen, but it’s likely to see a continuation of the expressive design that has characterized each of the brand’s electric versions to date.

With information from Carbuzz.