2018 Cadillac Escalade ESV
We expect the Cadillac Escalade ESV extended-length full-size luxury SUV to receive several minor updates and changes for the 2018 model year.
Following is speculative and unconfirmed information about the 2018 Cadillac Escalade ESV. This page is a continuous work-in-progress and will be updated on a regular basis as we await official details from General Motors and Cadillac.
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Following are our expectations of the 2018 Cadillac Escalade ESV:
- Minor changes to trim level equipment and features
- One or two new exterior colors, perhaps following the same pattern as the 2018 CTS and 2018 ATS
- Introduction of GM’s new 10-speed 10L90 automatic transmission (unofficially confirmed via third party documents)
The 2018 Cadillac Escalade ESV will be joined by a shorter “regular” Cadillac Escalade.
Like all fourth-generation units of the Cadillac Escalade, the 2018 Escalade ESV continues to ride on GM’s GMT K2 platform shared with the Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon and GMC Yukon XL. The same basic architecture is also used by the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.
The 2018 Cadillac Escalade ESV is assembled by GM USA at the GM Arlington plant in Arlington, Texas, USA.