Cadillac Started Testing Long-Wheelbase Version Of Escalade
Spy cameras have caught the Cadillac Escalade ESV during winter road tests. Next iteration of the model should go on sale in the fall of 2019. It will challenge to the Lincolns – Navigator and Navigator L.
This version has longer wheelbase and rear end compared with the standard Escalade already seen on tests earlier this month.
The current model has the length of 5,179 mm as standard and 5,697 mm for the ESV. Most of the extra length goes into the second and third rows enlarging storage space. The new Escalade ESV will probably have the same dimensions.
The next 2020 Cadillac Escalade will get new technologies, more up-to-date style (first shown on the 2016 Escala concept), an independent rear suspension.
It lost weight (about 300 pounds/136 kg) thank to the adopted GM’s T1XX body-on-frame platform evolved from the current K2XX design. The first to utilize it are the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500.
The prototypes feature a unique design of side mirrors which embrace additional sensors, likely for the brand’s SuperCruise partial self-driving function.
As for possible powertrains, we expect a 4.2-liter 500-hp twin-turbo V8, as well as a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter eight-cylinder one standardly paired with a ten-speed AT. A PHEV version should also arrive. The drive will be rear- or four-wheel.
The company will likely unveil the fifth-generation Escalade in the first part of 2019 and start delivering the vehicles in dealer showrooms in the fall. The price for the ESV will be over $80,000 and may even reach the six-figure level.
This model is just 1 of 5 new products which Cadillac is going to present. The rest are the XT4 and XT6 crossovers, as well as the T4 and CT5 sedans.