The luxury brand is planning to release the 2017 Cadillac Escalade quite soon, although it currently remains within the development phase. The engineers behind the forthcoming offering of the iconic luxury level sport utility vehicle are said to be following the very same strategy as other automakers and brands in regards to the attracting of new fans as well as retaining their existence within the market. It seems highly promising that the automotive brand will afford the new vehicle with a number of modifications as well as improvements in regards to its performance and its overall design.
2017 Cadillac Escalade – Engine Options
Under the hood of the new offering of the 2017 Cadillac Escalade, consumers will find a new power unit that is proclaimed to be far better than its predecessor. Wide ranging industry conjecture contends that the new engine will be a 6.2 liter V-8 engine that is capable of a maximum output of upwards of 420 brake horsepower and 440 pounds per feet of torque. The engine is said to be smartly mated with an automatic six speed gearbox that will be coupled with either rear wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The sports variant of the line will garner its power from a turbo charged 3.6 liter V-6 unit that is able to deliver consumers an estimated 420 brake horsepower. It will be mated with an automatic nine speed transmission and the ability to reduce the overall fuel economy of the sport utility vehicle. Additionally, the latest addition to the 2017 Cadillac Escalade family will be equipped with safety features that will include the following: demand road side assistance, side airbags, remote door unlocking, and a rear view digital camera, automatic accident notification, a stability control system and anti-lock brakes.
2017 Cadillac Escalade – Exterior and Interior
According to reports that are stemming from a number of unofficial automotive websites, the body work of the sport utility vehicle will gain a handful of improvements. These improvements will not make it a great deal different from the outgoing model variant of the line. The company wants to retain their trademark design while allowing it to become more modern, masculine and attractive. The front bumper and the rear exhaust have been reported as gaining some minor touch ups for the 2017 model year. The base of the line will find itself sitting atop 20 inch chrome wheels while also featuring the following: automatic dimming driver side mirror, a power folding system, a telescoping steering wheel, keyless ignition, rear and a front parking noticing system, automatic wipers, front LED lighting and more. This is a vehicle that is able to comfortably accommodate seven people within its two rows of seating.
The interior of the 2017 Cadillac Escalade will afford automotive consumers with the following features: premium upholstery and premium leather for the seating, power adjustable pedals, a surround sound audio system, a rear view digital electronic camera, USB connectivity, satellite and HD radio, a sound cancelling 16 speaker Bose stereo, a four screen infotainment system, a GPS system and more. The higher trim levels of the 2017 Cadillac Escalade line will be brimming with the following features: a back cross-traffic sharp system, a forward collision sharp system, a blind spot monitoring system, a lane-departure system as well as an automated high beam command.
2017 Cadillac Escalade – Release Date and Price
As of today, there has been no official announcement regarding the release date for the 2017 Cadillac Escalade. Industry insiders that are fairly close to the luxury brand estimate that the sport utility vehicle will be available for sale near the middle or end of next year ($75,000). Thus far, there is no pricing information available, but it is believed that it will be slightly higher than that of the outgoing model.