General Motors is prepping an all-new, next-generation Cadillac Escalade for the 2021 model year, and so far, we’ve spotted prototypes that preview the SUV’s new look and restyled fascia, as well as a brief glimpse at the interior. Now, we have a much clearer idea of what the new cabin will look like thanks to a new set of spy photos.
Posted to Twitter by user @chadbrinkley, who spotted the camouflaged prototype in Globe, Arizona, the shots clearly show the new Cadillac Escalade dash, center console and center tunnel. In addition to high-end wood materials, silver switches and glossy surrounds, we also see the new Escalade’s sizable infotainment setup, which incorporates two horizontally oriented digital screens.
This prototype appears to have the same layout as in the one we spotted back in July, and confirms our previous reports that the 2021 Cadillac Escalade was set to receive a “huge” center screen.
The screens stretch clear across the dash, functioning as both the primary infotainment screen and digital gauge cluster. The setup is vaguely similar to that of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
Down on the central tunnel, we also see the Electronic Precision Shift gear selector, a feature which will see standardization across the Cadillac line going forward.
Other details include sizable cupholders and storage in the central tunnel, a three-spoke steering wheel and horizontal air vents.
The upcoming fifth-generation Cadillac Escalade will drop in the first quarter of 2020 with a clean-sheet redesign. In addition to a refreshed exterior and interior, the new Escalade will also will offer a new all-electric model variant with 400 miles of range per charge, as well as a high-performance model variant with a supercharged small block under the hood.