2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV Shows Up In Latest Spy Pictures20
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.
Stay tuned to GM Authority for more Cadillac news and Escalade news.
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Thank God it continues with the proper stretched platform. I was worried they’d pull a butt job like the Ford camp.
I can’t put anything past the beancounters anymore.
Navigator is pretty nice. Based on recent Cadillac products they have their work out of for them
The 2020 Aviator, IMO, makes the Navigator an afterthought and an enormous disaster.
Navigator is nice but nothing special about it. I’m not impressed at.
If they don’t make it the class leader in every way the may as well just shut Cadillac down. with what they did with the CT6 I don’t know if I would trust Cadillac as far as I could throw one.
The problem with Cadillac is look like a suburban
You know that the suburban, tahoe, escalade, escalade esv, lincoln navigator are all the same car. Cadillac and Chevy are GM so why not?
Not Impressed! It needs to be on the Omega Chassis with much, much better interior upgrades, engine choices, and more refined styling. Cadillac is putting all its eggs in the SUV basket and I don’t by SUV’s/Pickups. They are already having transmission / driveline problems with the XT4.
What is Cadillac going to do when the SUV market starts to dry up, because, as we all know, nothing lasts forever…….
U re not impressed, because u have not seen the real car, have u ?)
The Escalade will have iirc correctly at least 3 grilles and 5 variations on the overall front treatment’ and there is a grille with horizontal elements like the current Escalade but is looks stylistically more like the XTS MCE or the first CT6 grille pre MCE. At least 2-3 rear end designs. Another front has the Escala texture grille and another is a V-Series style black mesh.
The rear is the least changed but the bumper is very refined compared to the existing one. The tail lights at first glance look identical in their presentation but likely have different graphic elements internally. Apart from the license plate recess it is pretty much as existing.
The sides are similar to the the outgoing one, with the biggest change (and perhaps the most controversial) being the brushed aluminum C-Pillar. The front has quite small rectangular ‘horizontal’ headlights that butt up to the grille, and where they beet the aluminum trim encircling the grille is interrupted and picks up again either side of the headlight.
Of course the Dash and Console are a complete revelation, maybe even a revolution in execution. I predict other manufacturers will rip off the ‘fin’ look of the instrument binnacle. The screen is long.
it has the second row console a la Range Rover and other high end SUVs. I think they had at least two variations on that theme.
Oh, and the V8TT
Mmmmm, you are killing me here.
So, it is a sure bet that the second row caption chairs are motorized that move fore, aft, decline and recline with ventilation and massage?
This thing sounds like it is going to be a hit more so. Is there a chance that this vehicle is going to have several to many segment firsts?
“What is Cadillac going to do when the SUV market starts to dry up, because, as we all know, nothing lasts forever.”
You mean like how the sedan market has already started contracting into a niche market, because, as we all know, nothing lasts forever.
Besides, I imagine Cadillac would do like every other luxury automaker and go where the money is. Presently, the money isn’t in sedans anymore. I know you know this, but I also know that you don’t want to admit it.
The Omega was never intended for SUV/CUV duty. It is/was a unicorn.
You’re right, John, about the SUV-craze drying up in the near future. When gas prices again start to climb a lot (and they will), poorly managed companies like General Motors (Geely by then), will have only 15 MPG vehicles to sell, and again, the Japanese and Koreans will take even more sales. Also, many reports seem to read that GM pickups are lagging badly in sales, interior quality, fit, finish. I have a 2020 Yukon XL ordered- hope the needed improvements are coming !!!
Duke in South Dakota
The main issue is the interior. It needs to be range rover autobiography standar and 100% different then the Tahoe and Yukon
The current interior still very nice to be in and probably the best part of the Escalade. IMO, the design is one of the strong points in moving sales. I expect next gen. model will push the envelope even further, if not more so.
An Escalade without a slatted grill, must mean that we’re heading into an economic recession?
But I think a more conservative overall luxury look would bring in many potential buyers, who didn’t feel right about such an in your face frontal appearance.
Interior style and quality will also be very important.
Lear and Magna supply seating to mostly all European and Domestic brands, GM just needs to spec in German type of quality and style, and those companies do the rest.
Now we can see that the new remodeled vehicles are looking like the escala!
Gm already sold the company not the name
I am a GM SUV and Truck fan, hopefully Cadillac can compete with Lincoln Navigator.
You mean crush! If they only compete, they lose.
Yes they defiantly need to set their sights higher than the Navigator. I hope they will be better than anything out there and not just in a couple of areas but across the board. If they don’t the are not just going to lose potential customers but possible current customers. Their action concerning the CT6 makes people lose a little faith.so they need to do all they can to regain trust.
Once again they take a workhorse Chevy SUV box and lard it up with gaudy chrome trim, then jack the price.
Amazing how so many gullible consumers actually buy this monstrosity.