GM Hints At Heavy Differentiation Between Next-Generation Full-Size SUV Models7
Imagine a world where the interior of an $80,000 Cadillac Escalade ESV doesn’t resemble that of a $40,000 Chevrolet Tahoe. It’s pretty hard to visualize, considering what we’ve seen in GM’s line of full-sized SUV models since… since ever, really. But for GM’s K2XX sport utility vehicles, due out around the turn of 2014, designers have reportedly slaved over differentiating each offering from Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC, down to even the door panels.
What’s more, both the interiors and exteriors of the next-generation 2014 Chevrolet Suburban/Tahoe and 2014 GMC Yukon/Yukon XL will even be noticeably different from the 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups that were recently unveiled — which gauging from your comments, received mixed reactions. This isn’t anything revolutionary, as the current Chevrolet and GMC trucks carry a different design from their SUV companions, but it’s nice to see the pattern continuing and even evolving.
“They will appear as completely different interiors and they will look like completely separate vehicles,” GM interior design manager Chris Hilts said to Car & Driver. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for the 2014 Cadillac Escalade, to admit the least.
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The escalade will be gorgeous, inside and out more sophisticated exterior and of course a new interior to match the new ats and xts quality with cue.. and I heard more trim packages with less gaudy chrome trim on the exterior and of course a new gen 5 v8 🙂
Good article; about time we have really different models and brands…make Buicks and Cadillac different but equally wondeful and Chevy the best midrange car in the market bar none for the $ !!!
I couldn’t help but laugh at the use of the word “differentiation”. But admittedly, I have always been a bigger fan of the full-s-zed SUVs than I am of the pickup trucks. We’ll see.
please add power fold rear seats allready. 80k for escalade and it has the same BS rear seats as the 45k suburban.
Please bring back the fold flat 2nd row seats and opening rear window to the Suburban! I can deal with hauling out the 3rd row seats but I need 8′ of flat surface more times than not!
a diesel in front and 8′ of flat in the back!
FLAT cargo space from behind the front seats!!!!! I really want a Yukon/Tahoe/Suburban, but that unusable cargo space is driving me to a Sequoia!!! 🙁