The all-new, next-gen 2021 Cadillac Escalade has been an elusive beast to catch over these last few weeks. After we got spy shots of the interior, the prototypes all but disappeared from the roads. Luckily, we just caught the upcoming 2021 Escalade ESV with little front end camo, finally giving us our first look at the production grille, or at least what appears to be the production-intent pattern.
The grille pattern appears to be similar to the black mesh-style pattern that we most recently saw on the Cadillac CT5 as it was undergoing testing in April. The grille pattern has become a hallmark of the new era of Cadillac design language previewed by the Cadillac Escala concept and then put into production on the Cadillac XT4 and refreshed 2019 CT6.
Another noteworthy element seen here is the vertical lighting elements, seen peeking out from beneath the camo just under the headlights. There’s also a reduced amount of camo over the rear bumper, but that doesn’t give us much to work with.
The rest of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade prototype continues to wear the heavy black camouflage, preventing us from truly seeing the body in the flesh. Nevertheless, we should see the real deal in all its glory at a reveal event in the near future, since the overhaul (redesign and re-engineered) model is expected to launch in the first half of the 2020 calendar year.