The Escalade is Cadillac’s best selling and well known SUV. The Escalade is a model which first appeared in 1999 in response to Ford’s Lincoln Navigator. It is a multi-purpose vehicle such that one can tow boats and ferry loads of stuff as well as carry large families. There is a new Escalade which is expected to be released in the auto world entirely redesigned, enriched and upgraded in almost every segment. This shall be the 2016 Cadillac Escalade, and it shall represent a new version of modern day’s first class full-size SUV. To date, GM has offered three generations of this model, and the forthcoming one will represent the fourth generation and it will feature interesting improvements. It is said that the new model’s engines and fuel consumption shall be its main advantages.
2016 Cadillac Escalade: Redesign Exterior and Interior
The new 2016 Cadillac Escalade features a redesigned exterior which will be restyled in a way which will give it a sporty feel and dynamic appearance without compromising on the elegance of a real Escalade. The redesigned model shall display luxury and performance from every perspective and still bring out the exact spirit of an American crossover SUV. This model will therefore feature a luxurious interior with ample cabin space for passenger comfort. The third row seats shall be eliminated this time to pave way for more seating space and to reduce its weight. At its front end, there shall be a large grille with horizontal chrome strips and the well known Cadillac sign in the middle. For great visibility, the new machine will acquire new huge LED head lamps. When it comes to dimensions, there are no expected changes. This new model will get the same measurements as its predecessor which is a length of 203.9 inches, 74.4 inched height and 80.5 inches width. As for the wheels, it will get 22 inches chrome alloy wheels which will add to its elegant appearance.
Inside, the new 2016 Cadillac Escalade will get two rows of seats which will accommodate five adult passengers and still have room for storing plenty of luggage. The seats will be quite comfy and they will be covered in fine leather. The interior refreshments shall take this car to a completely new level. The cut and stitch style will be used as well as wood trims to make the interior more attractive. One interior feature that shall attract more attention is a 12.3 inch LED screen which will display all types of information required by the driver.
2016 Cadillac Escalade: Engine and Fuel Economy
This fourth generation, 2016 Cadillac Escalade will get two engine alternatives under its hood. There will be a 6.0 liter V8 option which will deliver 322 horses and 367 lb-ft or torque. There will also be a 6.2 liter V8 engine which will be integrated with an active fuel management. This engine’s output will be 420 horses and 460 lb-ft of torque. The second engine’s fuel consumption is rated at 13 mpg city and 18 mpg highway using the rear wheel and 8 mpg city, 14 mpg highway using the all wheel drive. The new Escalade will get a six speed automatic transmission.
2016 Cadillac Escalade: Release Date, Price and Competitors
There is no official communication regarding when this mode will be unveiled, but sources predict that it will be revealed in late 2015 or early 2016. The new 2016 Cadillac Escalade main rivals will include Infiniti QX80, Lexus LX 570 and Lincoln Navigator. As for the price, it is projected to cost around $ 75 000.