Cadillac had ups and downs during its history. Recently, the company was not one of the best-known carmakers on the SUV market. Well, their lineup had only one model – Escalade. Since the arrival of the mid-size Cadillac XT5, the popularity jumped and the automaker decides to expand the segment. Next season we will see bigger and smaller XT crossovers. Everything will finish with XT8 and even XT9 models. Nevertheless, these two full-size SUVs are not going to threaten the No1 position the 2020 Cadillac Escalade keeps.
Besides the standard version of the 2020 Cadillac Escalade, there is an extended model ESV. A longer tail provides more space. However, the Escalade ESV shares everything with its sibling. And for the upcoming generation changes are big. The company is working on the brand-new independent rear suspension. This is the major modification that will make handling better. Also, it is so important, that the arrival is delayed because the development of this system goes slower. But, this is not the only new thing we will find on 2020 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV.
2020 Cadillac Escalade Concept and new IRS
The next-gen 2020 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade EST will use the new platform. Instead of K2XX, the luxury crossover takes the T1XX as its base. One of the changes that will make a new image is an independent rear suspension. There are a lot of stories about this feature. But, the SUV can only gain benefits from it. The crossover was planned for the first half of 2019, but it hits delay after the slow development of the IRS.
Nevertheless, the new 2020 Cadillac Escalade Concept comes up with more changes. The vehicle changes its exterior and interior. Again, we have some clues about them, since SUV is going to use the Escala Concept for most cosmetic modifications.
That is not all since both Escalade and 2020 Escalade ESV will take more modifications. This time, the new concept changes things up under the bonnet. There, we will see a few options. Both hybrid and diesel motors are possible for 2020 Escalade.
2020 Cadillac Escalade Spy Photos
The 2020 Cadillac Escalade pictures show us clues about the upcoming vehicle. However, we are still not sure if the spied SUV is the next-gen Escalade or refresh for 2019. Shapes are very similar, as well as dimensions. Heavy covers on spy photos are hiding most of the parts where we expect changes. Also, spy pictures of 2020 Escalade ESV and the regular model are using some old parts.
2020 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV Redesign
The next-gen Escalade comes with a new look thanks to the Escala concept. Well, the vehicle Cadillac shown is sports sedan. But, the flagship crossover will use some of the design cues from it. First of all, the front fascia could borrow some solutions. The new 2020 Cadillac Escalade is about to change bumper, grille, and headlights. Visually, these parts will be similar to Escala sedan. However, a full-size crossover needs it enlarged. Well, the complete Escala platform will see the production version in 2021. But, before that, we will see some of it on 2020 Escalade and Escalade ESV.
The combination of 2020 Cadillac Escalade and Escala concept can lead to great output. The crossover has enough space. It was comfortable and elegant, but it misses some premium touch. That is exactly what the new concept can offer. Everything is in details. Upholstery and seats are getting new wrapping materials. Also, some functions, such as seat cooling and ventilating are standard.
Furthermore, the new crossover will get more features and services for the infotainment system. Since the Escala platform is meant to be competition to premium German vehicles, its features will help 2020 Cadillac Escalade compete with all other luxury SUVs. The rear-seat entertaining system comes includes a display and music players. Cadillac is going to offer both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Even the base audio system is pretty rich. But, music lovers will be able to upgrade it with premium speakers.
2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV
With the new 2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV, there will be even more room in the full-size luxury SUV. This version comes with 15-inch longer wheelbase. Its overall length also gains more than 22 inches. The extra space is used for the third row of seats, increasing the capacity to eight passengers.
The idea of this version came shortly after Escalade was launched. It took only four years since the arrival of the base model until we saw the Escalade ESV. Now, it heads to fifth-generation with similar features as its base model. Same systems and options are available. The only difference is in size and price.
Self-Driving 2020 Cadillac Escalade
Part of the Escala concept is an autonomous drive. These systems are being very popular recently. More and more companies are developing it. At the moment, everything is developing. Also, there are few levels of this system, from keeping the throttle and direction, over self-parking feature, up to fully autonomous drive with small intervention by the driver. The 2020 Cadillac Escalade could get sort of initial system, where the SUV could keep a distance from surrounding vehicles. Also, auto-parking is possible.
2020 Cadillac Escalade EXT
The next-gen 2020 Cadillac Escalade could bring back the truck version. The sports pickup version of the crossover was discontinued after the third generation. However, the return of the truck is not so likely, since the interest in such vehicle has dropped. Other companies are also opting for another kind of machines. Nowadays, crossovers can offer everything a sports truck brought earlier.
2020 Cadillac Escalade Price
The new 2020 Cadillac Escalade, with a lot of changes, will need to correct its price. The current vehicle starts at $77,000. The new model will go above $80,000. The Platinum trim will come with a six-digit price. The Escalade ESV adds at least $3,000 for each level.
With a delay of production, it is likely that the 2020 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV will come late in 2019. Even the NAIAS 2020 could be the place where these SUVs are going to have a premiere. At this moment there are no too many details about the release date. Complete info about 2020 Cadillac Escalade will come as we are getting closer to its launch.