The 2021 Cadillac Escalade has been teased ahead of its upcoming debut in Hollywood on February 4th, with GM releasing an image showing a section of the full-size luxury SUV’s front end.
The sole teaser image (above) shows off the next-generation Escalade’s large new front grille and slim, horizontally mounted headlights. The photo gives us our first idea of what the SUV’s huge, vertical lower light signatures look like fully illuminated. While we saw most of the Escalade’s front end in a previous leak (below), the lower LED lights were not turned on in the photo. This model in the teaser also appears to be a Premium Luxury trim, while the leaked model is a Sport trim – as per Cadillac’s Y-trim level strategy.
GM may have given us another official look at the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, but it is still staying light on the details. The press release accompanying this teaser photo only really addresses the curved OLED display, as far as vehicle information is concerned, which it already outlined in a previous release. The 38-inch diagonal display will serve as both the central infotainment screen and the driver’s display and will have twice the pixel density of 4K television.
The previous leak also revealed the side of the luxury SUV, showing a silhouette similar to the 2021 GMC Yukon, but with an abundance of chrome trim. That leak showed the Escalade’s cabin, as well, which will follow in the footsteps of new Cadillac products like the XT6 with a similar dashboard design and center console layout. The presence of the 38-inch display sets the Escalade’s cabin apart, however.
As we reported in our post detailing our predictions and expectations for the 2021 Cadillac Escalade, the next-generation SUV will ride on GM’s T1 platform and will feature independent rear suspension. It will be powered by GM’s familiar naturally-aspirated 6.2L L87 V8 gasoline engine, which will be mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. A powerful gas performance model is expected to arrive sometime in the vehicle’s lifecycle, along with a battery-electric version offering up to 400 miles of peak range.
Cadillac’s Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving technology, first offered on the Cadillac CT6 and arriving soon on the CT5 and CT4, will also be available on the Escalade, becoming the first of its crossover/SUV offerings to feature the SAE Level 2 semi-autonomous system.
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