The automaker confirmed this week that the next-generation luxury SUV will be offered with a curved widescreen OLED display with over 38-inches diagonal of total display area. Described by GM as the first screen of its type to be installed in a production vehicle, the automaker says the OLED display will have twice the pixel density of a 4K television and will offer the largest color range in the automotive industry.
A teaser video showing the display was also released, which we’ve embedded below. The show clip shows a darkened view of the new Escalade’s dashboard before the screen illuminates, showing off its wide, horizontal orientation and crisp, colorful graphics.
The teaser clip also confirms that the Cadillac Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving system will be available on the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, showing a green Super Cruise meter on the vehicle’s steering wheel. The green light bar on the steering wheel is used to communicate to the driver when Super Cruise is fully engaged. The bar will begin to flash if the system detects that the driver is not paying attention to the road ahead, letting them know that Super Cruise will disengage if they remain inattentive.
Lastly, GM confirmed the 2021 Cadillac Escalade will make its official debut on February 4th, 2020. This debut date will coincide with Oscars week – which is always a busy time for the Cadillac marketing department, with the brand typically putting together a handful of advertisements to air during the popular awards show.
“From the highway to the big screen, the Escalade has been embraced by drivers and fans around the world,” Cadillac president Steve Carlisle said in a prepared statement. “We’re excited to introduce the 2021 Escalade during Oscars week in February.”
We got our first glimpse of the new Escalade’s exterior and interior last week, when a number of leaked images surfaced online. The exterior photos revealed the new SUV will appear a bit like the Cadillac XT6 from the front, while the interior shots gave us a clear look at the widescreen display. The interior photos showed off the vehicle’s redesigned dashboard and center console, as well, which will also take after other new Cadillac vehicles like the XT6.
We’ll have complete details on the 2021 Cadillac Escalade when it debuts in Los Angeles on February 4th, 2020. In the meantime, be sure to subscribe to GM Authority for continued Cadillac Escalade news, Cadillac news, and 24/7 GM news coverage.