One of the most famous Cadillac models is Cadillac Escalade. That is a full size SUV designed and assembled by GM and marketed by Cadillac.
This particular model was the first major project that actually pushed Cadillac in the all popular SUV market. It was introduced for the 1999 as a direct response to European and Asian competitors and to Ford’s Lincoln Navigator. The name of this vehicle has its roots in military warfare expressions.
2016 Cadillac Escalade is a fourth generation of this popular SUV and it will certainly continue to update its production line annually. This 2016 Cadillac Escalade is going to be released right after the last year’s release of the all new fourth generation launch.
In this review we are going to show some pros and cons of 2016 Cadillac Escalade redesign, engine specs, release date and prices.
2016 Cadillac Escalade Exterior
There are some changes on 2016 Cadillac Escalade exterior, but very noticeable. As we could all guess, 2016 Cadillac Escalade will keep modern and slick, recognizable modern look. The platform which is going to use is a combination of Chevrolet’s Tahoe Model and GMC Yukon.
2016 Cadillac Escalade will have slightly redesigned grille that will now look even more menacing. It will have new xenon headlights, refreshed LED taillights and a modified bumper.
There is also going to be a sportier version of 2016 Cadillac Escalade named V Sport which will take an advantage of a new engine and will also have somewhat different styling. The car is going to use the same basic chassis of Suburban.
Most noticeable change when driving is going to be the whole new suspension system which will provide drivers with comfort which can be only comparable with the newest models from Mercedes and BMW.
2016 Cadillac Escalade Interior
From the outside, 2016 Cadillac Escalade will look almost the same as the last year’s model with those modifications we have already mentioned, but inside, things are being modified as the time goes farther.
Every day there are new gadgets on the market. These famous brands have to keep up with technology. So we cannot simply expect from 2016 Cadillac Escalade interior to stay the same. The 2016 Cadillac Escalade interior is even going to change depending on the model.
The V Sport model, for example, is certainly going to receive new modern upholstery as well as elegant real wood trimming or blackened aluminum trim. Seats are going to be covered with high quality leather, heated and ventilated.
2016 Cadillac Escalade Engine
Car this big as 2016 Cadillac Escalade is needs powerful and big engine. There are some rumors about the possibilities and here are some:
The base version of this car will certainly make use of a new 6.2 liter V8 engine with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.
- V Sport model is going to get a completely different engine. Most likely it is going to be a 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged V6 with 420 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. That V Sport is going to have better fuel efficiency than that robust V8. Second rumor for this model is that it is going to get a 6.2 liter supercharged V8 with 600 horsepower.
- Two least possible rumors are 2016 Cadillac Escalade diesel version and a hybrid version.
Diesel version would be a 3.0 liter, turbocharged V6 with 290 horsepower and around 600 lb-ft of torque. Diesel and a hybrid are now a possibility because of a well known global situation considering the fuel reserves. More info on Topspeed.
2016 Cadillac Escalade Release Date and Price
Price for the base option of 2016 Cadillac Escalade is likely going to go up to 73,000 dollars. Fully equipped V Sport model is going to cost much more, around 100,000 dollars. The release date is set for the end of 2015.