Cadillac plans to give each of its upcoming electric vehicles a name that ends with "iq." First up is the Lyriq crossover coming early next year, followed by the Celestiq, a hand-built flagship sedan expected in 2023.
And when an electric variety of the Escalade SUV arrives a few years down the road?
It won't be the Escaliq. General Motors has applied to trademark the name "Escalade IQ," as noted by GM Authority, apparently answering the question of how it will adhere to the "iq" scheme without dropping the best-known name from its lineup. The electric Escalade is expected to debut in 2024, Automotive News reported as part of this year's Future Product Pipeline.
A long-wheelbase version of the SUV is due in 2025, and a separate trademark filing suggests it will be called the Escalade IQL.
GM also provided a glimpse at three more names seemingly under consideration for future Cadillac EVs: Acsendiq, Lumistiq and Vistiq.
Last year, the automaker filed to trademark the names Optiq and Symboliq, presumably for a pair of electric crossovers launching in 2024, but it has since abandoned the applications.