In February, we published a fan-made rendering of a 2021 Cadillac Escalade that bad been digitally transformed into a custom lowrider with slammed suspension and aftermarket wheels. Now a different artist has taken their proverbial paintbrush to the full-size luxury SUV, but instead of envisioning it as a custom lowrider, they’ve transformed it into an extra-tall off-roader.
Posted to Instagram by user @adry53customs, this digital rendering gives us an idea of what the 2021 Cadillac Escalade might look like with lifted suspension, huge off-road tires and tough-looking steel wheels. There are some other more subtle modifications applied to this fictional Escalade off-roader, as well, such as an additional set of chrome truck mirrors mounted to the front quarter panels and a lower front utility bar.
Sharp-eyed readers may also notice the solid rear axle, which is better suited to off-roading than the independent rear suspension that General Motors applied to the 2021 Cadillac Escalade. The automaker’s other 2021-model year full-size SUVs, such as the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon, also feature the more sophisticated independent rear suspension setup.
Completing the gritty, utilitarian look this rendering is going for are the splotches of mud splashed over the Escalade’s body and the slushy, wintery backdrop.
Given all the chrome trim, this rendering looks as though it was based on the Premium Luxury trim level for the 2021 Cadillac Escalade. The Sport model, which features gloss black exterior trim, may look a bit more appropriate with larger wheels and tires and raised suspension, but the juxtaposition between utility and luxury on display here is pretty cool too, we suppose.
We highly doubt we’ll ever see a 2021 Cadillac Escalade trundling through the mud and slush with massive off-road tires like this, but thanks to the magic of the internet, we now know what the luxury SUV would look like in such a scenario.
This post was created in collaboration with our sister publication, Cadillac Society.