Photos of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade have leaked online ahead of the full-size luxury SUV’s anticipated debut in early 2020.
These photos, which show off the front and side profile of the next-generation Escalade, appear to have been taken at General Motors’ Arlington Assembly plant in Texas. The 2021 Cadillac Escalade will be built at the Arlington Plant alongside the new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2021 Chevrolet Suburban, both of which debuted in Detroit this week.
Judging by these leaked photos, the front fascia of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade will take after the Cadillac XT6, sporting similar LED headlights and vertically mounted LED daytime running lights. This particular Escalade also appears to be covered in chrome trim – from the window framing, to the mirror caps to the trim piece that runs along the lower part of the front and rear doors. The entire C-pillar is basically one big chrome trim piece as well.
It’s also worth noting that the vehicle pictured in the leaked photos may also be a Platinum trim model, based on the abundance of chrome trim and the large (likely 22-inch) chrome wheels.
Whoever took these photos didn’t manage to sneak their phone inside of the SUV for a picture, though GM Authority photographers managed to snap some photos of the cabin earlier this year. Those images showed off a widescreen driver’s display/infotainment system, along with steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters, an Electronic Precision Shift gear selector and woodgrain trim.
Like GM’s other new full-size SUVs, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade will ride on the automaker’s new T1 platform and will benefit from a sophisticated multi-link independent rear suspension setup. It should offer the automaker’s Magnetic Ride Control suspension system as well, while the new Air Ride Adaptive Suspension, which debuted on the new 2021 Tahoe and Suburban, may also be offered on certain models.
As we reported previously, the new SUV is also expected to spawn a high-performance variant, which may feature one of GM’s supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engines, while a battery-electric variant with up to 400 miles of range is also said to be on the way.
We’ll have all the details on the 2021 Cadillac Escalade following its anticipated debut in Q1 2020. In the meantime, subscribe to GM Authority for more Cadillac Escalade news, Cadillac news, and 24/7 GM news coverage.
This report was written in collaboration with our sister publication, Cadillac Society.