Just last week, we brought you the very first photos of the 2020 Cadillac Escalade. Now, we have shots revealing the 2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV. Both models are set to be all-new for the 2020 model year, with major weight reduction, an overhaul to the exterior and interior, along with a slew of new technology features.
The Escalade ESV seen here is the the extended-length brother to the regular-length Escalade. Cadillac’s overhauled flagship SUV. The only tangible rival to the model is the Lincoln Navigator L, which was completely overhauled for the 2018 model year.
Although the long-wheelbase Escalade ESV is wearing a significant amount of camouflage, we can still spot some differences from the current-gen Cadillac Escalade. Starting up front, we can see that the slatted chrome grille of the current Escalade is gone, replaced by Cadillac’s new shield grille.
This new grille appears fairly similar to the one found on the new Cadillac Cadillac XT4 and updated 2019 CT6. Another similarity to the newest Cadillac models is what appears to be the addition of a horizontal lighting element to the vertical headlight treatment, which has become signature design traits of Cadillac models.
The 2020 Escalade ESV prototype is also sporting a unique wing mirror design that seems to include additional sensors that might be used in conjunction with the GM SuperCruise self-driving technology that will undeniably make its way to the next-gen luxury SUV.
At the rear, the 2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV sees vertical taillights, though we cannot tell exactly how far up the D-pillar they run. We can also expect to see a rear lighting assembly with vertical light strips complementing the horizontal ones, similar to those of the 2019 XT4.
The rear end of the 2020 Escalade ESV also features rectangular exhaust tips integrated into the rear fascia. By comparison, the current model has a single exhaust outlet exiting under the passenger side of the vehicle.
The prototype of the 2020 Escalade ESV is riding on 22-inch wheels wrapped in 275/50-size Bridgestone tires.
The overall profile is undoubtedly similar to the current Escalade, but we’ve been told that it the new model will be significantly differentiated from its corporate cousins – the Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevy Suburban, and GMC Yukon.