The 2019 Cadillac Escalade has gone dark. The luxury brand introduced the Escalade Sport Edition on Wednesday with blacked-out looks, and well, that’s about it.
Playing it fast and loose with the word “sport,” the 2019 Cadillac Escalade Sport Edition namely adds a gloss black grille, window moldings, body side moldings, and more gloss black makes its way to the rear fascia. The standard 22-inch wheels also gain a blackened shade called “Midnight Silver.”
Standard Escalade Sport Editions build upon the Luxury trim and feature a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a heated leather steering wheel, and heated and cooled front seats. Rear passengers in the second row also receive heated bucket seats, too.
As we said, this a “sport” edition in name only. The same 6.2-liter V8 engine provides 420 horsepower and power is sent to either the rear wheels or all four with an optional four-wheel drive system. Since the Sport Edition package may be applied to the Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Platinum models, buyers can also select various other options such as Magnetic Ride Control.
The Escalade Sport Edition is the first special edition model to grace the current-generation nameplate since it arrived for the 2015 model year. We could see more to keep the SUV fresh until the next-generation Escalade arrives, likely for the 2020 model year. Pricing starts at $84,790, but the package itself will be a $2,700 option. Look for the Escalade Sport Edition at dealerships in the first quarter of 2019.