With the 2025 Escalade IQ, Cadillac is taking a risk by adding the recognizable luxury SUV

 label that it created to a completely new, all-electric premium people mover.

Moving from a truck-based, body-on-frame full-size SUV to a smaller, three-row crossover

GM's Ultium electric vehicle platform is a major shift from the present gas-powered Escalade.

However, it now raises the question of whether or not buyers of classic Escalades 

drawn to a smaller car that forgoes flashy styling in favor of a more refined, streamlined appearance