This article is part of the GM Authority What’s In A Name Series, where we attempt to understand the meanings of GM vehicle names.
An observant reader pointed out that l’escalade is French for rock-climbing. Could that be part of the reason why the biggest, baddest Cadillac SUV wears the Escalade nameplate? Or does the Escalade name stem from the English definition of the word, which — according to Oxford American Dictionaries — is the scaling of fortified walls using ladders, as a form of military attack? We’d be fine with either, since both are bad ass.
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Hat tip to Dominiq.