The current Cadillac Escalade has been a money machine for GM, but it’s definitely shown its age over the last year or two. Luckily, Cadillac’s next big thing is around the corner, and it’s looking to retake the undisputed luxury SUV crown.
It’s hard to tell what’s under all of that black masking, but it’s pretty clear that the Wreath and Crest isn’t ditching the massive grille look. We also see plenty of LEDs adorning the front fascia on this new Escalade, along with the tail lamps in the back. The mirrors looks significantly more aerodynamic this time around, and engineers did a better job at tucking in the K2XX frame under the new ‘Slade’s body than they did with the outgoing GMT900 model.
As for the interior, that remains a visual mystery to all of us on the outside of the development team. At the very least we can expect CUE — perhaps even an updated version than what we see today. And judging by what we’ve seen in the ATS and XTS, Cadillac will up the ante on the fit and finish through the entire cabin, as well.
We’ve heard that the next generation Cadillac Escalade will launch in the time frame of anywhere between late 2013 to late 2014. Either way, for a full gallery, warp to Autoblog.