The all-new 2021 Escalade brings a ground-up redesign that massages the luxury icon’s styling from tip to tail. Up front, the new Escalade is offered with three individual grille options, as we’re covering in the following GM Authority Feature Spotlight.
The three distinct grille designs offered on the 2021 Escalade correspond with specific trim levels. Let’s start with the base Luxury and mid-range Premium Luxury, both of which are equipped with the same grille design. It incorporates a polished textured “shield” pattern, which appears to sparkle in the right light, in addition to polished trim bits for the grille surround.
Next up, we have the grille design equipped on 2021 Escalade Sport and Sport Platinum trim levels. Unlike the shiny pattern on the Luxury and Premium Luxury trims, the two Sport models get a tight black mesh insert, creating a cleaner and more aggressive appearance for the front end. The surround also gets a dark color treatment, a theme which is continued throughout the 2021 Escalade body in various locations, including the window trim and roof bars.
Finally, Premium Luxury Platinum models stand out with a unique grille treatment that’s all their own. Taking after the Luxury and Premium Luxury grille treatment, the Premium Luxury Platinum also incorporates polished trim bits for the grille surround, but the insert features shiny, horizontally oriented slats that are broad in the corners and slender in the middle, stretching across the grille section and adding extra visual width to the new Escalade front end.
All told, these three 2021 Escalade grille treatments help to differentiate the various trim levels with their own unique style. Which of the three catches your eye? Let us know in the comments, and make sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Cadillac Escalade news, Cadillac news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.