The 2021 Cadillac Escalade only made its debut last month and has yet to even reach Cadillac dealers, but our sister site, Cadillac Society, is already envisioning what a potential Escalade EXT pickup truck model variant may look like.
Before we get too carried away showing off this digital rendering, we should mention that there is currently no indication that Cadillac is working on an Escalade EXT model. We were curious how the new 2021 Escalade would lend itself to a pickup truck body style, though, so why not go forth with the experiment?
Our Escalade EXT rendering is identical to a regular Escalade from the C-pillar forward. Things get quite a bit different from there, with the Escalade’s boxy rear end being traded for a short, stubby bed with a hard tonneau cover. Vertical taillights sit on either side of the bed, though they are much smaller than the standard Escalade’s, which features tall lights that stretch from the lower portion of the liftgate all the way up to the roofline.
The original Cadillac Escalade EXT was introduced for the 2002 model year and, like our rendering, had four doors and seating for five passengers. The EXT also had a bed that could extend into the cabin in order to accommodate especially long objects – partially offsetting the extra stubby bed’s drawbacks. The Cadillac Escalade EXT was eventually discontinued in 2013 due to slowing sales, but like so many other discontinued GM products, we’re sure there are some enthusiasts who would love to see it make a return.
Let us know what you think of this theoretical 2021 Cadillac Escalade EXT model in the comments down below.