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Is the *four-tonne* Cadillac Escalade IQ peak US luxury, or... just too much?

Time to take a closer look at the new electric Caddy. All four tonnes of it

Published: 21 Mar 2024
18 minutes 14 seconds

Just how big and heavy is ‘too big and heavy’ for a family 4x4? Our American cousins usually like to supersize things, but the new all-electric Cadillac Escalade IQ takes things to a new and terrifying level.

Based on a stretched version of the double-decker platform from the Hummer EV, it’s a luxury SUV with 24in wheels, two cargo bays, up to eight seats, over fifty inches of screen, and a claimed 400 miles of range. Oh, and it weighs over four tonnes.

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Is this the point where even the American public start to admit that enough is enough when it comes to SUV bloat, or is it merely the four-wheeled epitome of the American Dream?

Top Gear’s Ollie Kew has been for a closer look…

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