The next-generation Cadillac Escalade will likely arrive for the 2021 model year and not the 2020 model year as we previously believed.
This intel comes from GM Authority’s sister site Cadillac Society, which spoke to sources familiar with future Cadillac product plans on the basis of anonymity.
This means the current, fourth-generation Cadillac Escalade will soldier on for the 2020 model year with limited changes. We hear a new exterior color may be in store in 2020, but otherwise, the familiar full-size luxury SUV should remain unchanged.
But while we’ll have to wait another year or more before Cadillac’s new full-size SUV makes its debut, we are expecting the next-generation Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon/Yukon XL debut later this year as 2020 model year products. The SUVs will ride on General Motors’ T1XX body-on-frame platform and should retain the 5.3L L84 V8 and 6.2L L87 V8 engines. We’re also expecting GM’s 10-speed automatic transmission to be employed.
The next-gen Cadillac Escalade is expected to be much different than the Tahoe and Yukon with which it will share a platform, though. With Cadillac having a new 4.2-liter Blackwing twin-turbo V8 at its disposal, along with new technology like the semi-autonomous Super Cruise system, the Escalade may be finally set to morph into a true luxury product that is seen as a comparable alternative to the BMWs and Mercedes-Benzes of the world.
Cadillac will also be looking at Lincoln’s page when developing the new Escalade. The Escalade was previously superior to the Lincoln Navigator, but GM will now face stiffer competition from Ford’s luxury division following the successful reinvention of its full-size.
Stay tuned for more information on the next-gen Cadillac Escalade as it becomes available.
Source: Cadillac Society