The new generation of the famous full-size SUV is in the final stage of development and it is expected to hit the market later in the year, as the 2020 Cadillac Escalade. At this point, most details about the new model are already known. This refers to the platform, mechanics, new technologies, engines etc.
On the other side, the styling is still a bit of a mystery, considering that the testing model still wears a complete camouflage. In any case, the 2020 Cadillac Escalade redesign is about to bring a lot of novelties and we have no doubt it will capable of competing with the biggest rival, Lincoln Navigator, which recently came with a whole bunch of new technologies and design solutions. Most likely, the new model will hit the market sometime in the third quarter of the year.
2020 Cadillac Escalade Redesign
This will be a complete overhaul. The 2020 Cadillac Escalade will come completely redesigned and re-engineered. The first thing that comes to mind is the platform. As you probably know, GM is renewing its complete SUV and truck lineup. The new Silverado already came and the rest of familiar models is about to come by the end of this year. Therefore, we count on a new T1 platform, which is about to bring improvements in many ways. First of all, count on a significant weight reduction. The new model will be lighter for about 300 pounds, according to the latest reports. This improvement, as well as a few more new tech solutions, will provide better efficiency but better driving characteristics as well.
Another interesting addition for the new model will be an independent rear suspension. This feature will significantly improve overall comfort. Some reports suggest it will be reserved for highest trim levels only, such as 2020 Cadillac Escalade Platinum. However, we believe it could easily be standard across the whole range of models, especially if we consider that the closest rival, Lincoln Navigator, already offers this feature in all versions.
2020 Cadillac Escalade Exterior
When it comes to the exterior design, we are about to see a typical SUV shape, but in a completely new design language this time. It won’t be a revolutionary new styling but count on plenty of new design solutions. The new model will be inspired by the recent Escala concept, which came a couple of years ago with some brand-new styling solutions. The most notable are new narrow horizontal and vertical lighting groups, as well as a larger and more prominent mesh grille.
The 2020 Cadillac Escalade EXT will come as well. This is a long-wheelbase version of the SUV, characterized by a more spacious interior and bigger overall dimensions. Still, the overall look will remain pretty much the same.
2020 Cadillac Escalade Interior
When it comes to the 2020 Cadillac Escalade interior, we expect that the company will be able to solve some of the biggest issues that characterize the current generation. This primarily refers that the third row of seats, which is pretty tight in the current standard model. The new one should offer more room and better comfort. Also, we count on more cargo volume, which is currently way below average numbers for the class. Another thing that should come significantly improved is sound insulation, as the current model can be pretty noisy sometimes.
Besides these improvements, we count on a completely new cabin layout as well. Of course, this includes a new dashboard design, as well as plenty of new technologies and other features. One of the most notable novelties will be a familiar Cadillac Super Cruise control. It is one of the most advanced semi-autonomous driving systems in the automotive industry at the moment.
2020 Cadillac Escalade Engines
In terms of the powertrain, the 2020 Cadillac Escalade will stick to eight cylinders. The base model will probably continue with a familiar 6.2-liter V8, which delivers around 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Also, we count on the Cadillac’s new, super-efficient twin-turbo V8 to be offered in higher trims. This unit features 4.2 liters in displacement and delivers a max output of 550 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. With this engine, the new 2020 Cadillac Escalade should deliver nothing less but exceptional performances. Both engines will come in a pair with a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
Finally, there is a big chance to see a hybrid version in the future. This version probably won’t be ready for the initial launch, but it could easily arrive in a year or two.
2020 Cadillac Escalade Release Date and Price
When it comes to 2020 Cadillac Escalade release date, most reports suggest the third quarter of the year. The 2020 Cadillac Escalade price shouldn’t be much different compared to the current model, at least when it goes to base versions, which cost around 75.000 dollars.