A Cadillac Escalade prototype has been recently spied during road tests. There are some cues that allow thinking it is a high-performance version.
Though earlier Cadillac promised its new CT4-V and CT5-V would be the last gasoline-powered V models, the company seems to have changed its mind.
The camouflaged test vehicle has quad exhaust tips, unique bodywork, and wheels. If it is a new Escalade V, as rumored, the vehicle will likely have GM’s supercharged 6.2-liter LT4 V8 engine making at least 650 hp and 650 lb-ft. Such an engine produces 668 hp and 659 lb-ft of torque in the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing.
By 2025, the automaker also plans to add an electric Escalade with a new Ultium battery of General Motors. It’ll be on sale alongside the gasoline version.
The Escalade is the bestseller of the brand. For example, in the first quarter of this year, Cadillac sold more Escalades (9841 units) than any other model.
Moreover, at the end of 2020, almost half of the new Escalades were sold for over $100,000. As we can see, a high price is not an obstacle to buy an Escalade. Customers and dealers have been asking for a speedy Escalade for years. The manufacturer does aware the hot Escalade V will have demand.