Since 2007, the third generation Cadillac Escalade has been a cash cow for General Motors, representing everything the automaker knew about luxury at the time. But now, in 2013, an age when Cadillacs feature capacitive touch screens, high(er) quality materials, and a more mature demeanor, the current Escalade just feels aged and unrepresentative of the Wreath and Crest’s recent direction. Though, thanks to our own intel, and published spy photos, we know all of that is about to change soon. And thanks to Carscoops, we now have an alleged photo of the headlight that will adorn the fourth-generation 2015 Escalade that’s expected to launch in 2014.
Carscoops reports that the Escalade will see modern features such as standard power fold-flat seats for the third row, and major improvements in material quality. On the outside, expect similar headlamps to the designs of the current Cadillac lineup, while the tail lamps will stretch from the roof downward a la CTS Wagon. Mechanically, expect the Escalade to stay on a body-on-frame architecture (albeit on the new K2XX platform), with one of the new small-block V8 engines — most likely the 6.2 liter L86 — providing the thrust to push this flagship SUV forward.