Cadillac’s all-new Escalade may receive additional models beyond the anticipated range-topping Platinum model, as Automotive News is reporting that Cadillac may add a new Vsport model to the flagship SUV, as well. The sporty (of sorts) Escalade could utilize a version of the LF3 twin-turbo V6 currently available in the CTS Vsport and XTS Vsport, and anticipated to find a home in the forthcoming ATS-V.
But using our own sense of judgement, we’re not sure if a twin-turbo-six is the answer for the Escalade, considering how close in power the motor is to the V8. Instead, we’d place bets that a Vsport Escalade may instead feature a force-fed V8. Perhaps the kind that will debut in the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V.
On top of a sporty Vsport model, AN reports Cadillac is also looking at placing a V6 turbodiesel engine under the SUV’s hood. Such an engine would provide the Escalade with better fuel economy without sacrificing its low-end grunt. It would also provide shoppers an alternative to the likes of the diesel-powered Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec full-size SUV.
Though AN doesn’t say when these new engines may show up in the Escalade, it is possible that The
Wreath and Crest will release a statement soon.