Cadillac was due to redesign the Escalade for 2021 after Lincoln revamped the Navigator for the 2018 model year. The Crosstown competitor tossed everything luxurious and the kitchen sink into the new Navi, putting Cadillac on the defensive. Navigator sales have surged since the new model, closing the gap between the two luxury carriers, but the redesigned Cadillac is proving popular – it has racked more than 6,000 orders since its reveal.
The news came during a recent conference call GM Authority attended, which reported the number of orders. That’s not a lot compared to a vehicle like the Ford Bronco, although 6,000 orders would have been about one-sixth of Escalade’s sales last year. However, even comparing the next-gen Escalade to the current-gen model is not fair. Cadillac has completely reworked the large luxury SUV, stuffing it with technology and other features.
The exterior styling doesn’t stray far from the Escalade’s design philosophy, although there are few ways to cut out a modern SUV. It has the prominent vertical grille, sleek headlights and large taillights. Move inside and it’s a whole new ball game. The instrument panel has three screens that occupy the interior: the 7.2-inch touchscreen to the left of the steering wheel, the 14.2-inch digital instrument panel and the 16.9-inch infotainment screen located to the right. Rear passengers are also given screens.
Then there’s Cadillac’s Super Cruise hands-free operating technology, optional AKG 36-speaker audio system, and more. Under the hood is GM’s proven 6.2-liter producing 420 horsepower (313 kilowatts), while a 3.0-liter, 277-horsepower (207 kW) I6 diesel engine will be available in the Escalade for the first time. . When it goes on sale, it will start at $ 77,490, which includes the $ 1,294 destination and shipping costs. We expect the Cadillac Escalade to arrive soon – the automaker has announced it will arrive this summer.