We’ve already seen spy photos of the upcoming new 2021 Cadillac Escalade, however all the prototypes spotted thus far have been covered in a secret-concealing layer of camouflage that has prevented us from getting a glimpse at its production styling.
We know the 2021 Escalade is set to bring the nameplate in line with the rest of the recently-redesigned Cadillac lineup, however, wearing a similar front fascia and grille and featuring similar LED light signatures.
Using that intel, our sister site, Cadillac Society, digitally rendered the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, taking the front end from the Cadillac XT6 three-row crossover and modifying them to fit the front end of the current-generation Cadillac Escalade. We know the Escalade will retain its boxy shape for the most part, so the side profile will not change as drastically as the front or rear fascias, we believe. Make no mistake, though – this will be an entirely new, clean-sheet design for the Escalade.
For the rear, we drew inspiration from the Cadillac XT4, with the compact crossover’s flared-out taillights making an appearance, along with a pair of trapezoidal exhaust pipes embedded in the rear bumper. A sublte character line runs just above the rear bumper, hinting toward the more carefully sculpted designs of current Cadillac crossovers like the XT4 and XT6.
Worth noting is that our rendering as polished metal exterior trim as opposed to gloss black exterior trim. As per Cadillac’s Y-trim level strategy, Luxury and Premium Luxury trims feature polished metal trim and luxury-focused accents, while Sport models feature black trim and performance-inspired exterior touches. The 2021 Cadillac Escalade will follow this split model strategy.
The 2021 Cadillac Escalade will launch during the first quarter of 2020. We’ve covered the SUV extensively in other articles, but the new full-size luxury vehicle will feature completely new exterior and interior designs, with the interior getting a large touchscreen display front and center. General Motors is also planning to launch a battery electric model variant that will have 400 miles of driving range, while a high-performance variant with one of GM’s supercharged Small Block motors is also said to be in the cards.
Source: Cadillac Society