It is being widely reported that Cadillac is currently working hard on a brand new vehicle that will present to the market as the 2018 Cadillac Escalade. According to the vehicle’s test mule, it will feature three rows of seating and will fill the void between the XT7 and the XT5. This void filling option will present as more than ideal for those in need of a medium sized, luxury sport utility vehicle. With that being said, what is currently known and speculated regarding the vehicle will be discussed below?
2018 Cadillac Escalade – Engine Specs
It is typically believed that the upcoming Escalade will ride on a long wheelbase platform that is virtually identical to that of the GMC Acadia or the Buick Enclave. Due to this, it has also been hypothesized that forthcoming sport utility vehicle will also share their drive train. Should this be true, a consumer would find under the hood a 6.2-liter V8 engine able to deliver 450 hp. Unfortunately, at this time the luxury brand nor their parent company has yet to confirm the powertrain for the vehicle. As we move close to the new year, we should expect to be provided with more detailed information regarding what will lay below the hood.
2018 Cadillac Escalade – Design and Features
The design of the exterior will certainly feature a variant of particulars that are virtually similar to those of the smaller XT5 crossover vehicle. There are industry rumors that strongly contend that the exterior will borrow design cues from the CT6 sedan making it expressly active as well as luxurious. The body styling of the exterior is said to closely mirror that of a pickup truck as opposed to a traditional sport utility vehicle. This has been, seemingly confirmed, via a number of online renderings of the forthcoming Cadillac Escalade. Additionally, according to the renderings, the vehicle impeccably marries the two automotive design styles and types.
The cabin of 2018 Cadillac Escalade will be able to comfortably seat a total of seven passengers and may very well be draped in real timber therapy and natural leather. Given the stellar reputation of the luxury brand as well as its parent company, consumers should expect the cabin to be outfitted with the very latest in regards to automotive technologies. In regards to what consumers should expect within the interior cabin, there is no additional information available regarding that matter.
2018 Cadillac Escalade – Price and Expected Release Date
At this particular time, there is no clear indication as to when the consumer should expect the arrival of the 2018 Cadillac Escalade. There are a handful of rumors that state that the vehicle will arrive in dealership showrooms towards the final quarter of next year. Keep in mind that this has not been confirmed via the automotive company or its luxury brand. As far as the base pricing for the sport utility vehicle, it has been estimated, via industry critics and experts, to be in the neighborhood of $80,000. As we move further into the current year, it is certain that the automaker will begin to release more specified information regarding the forthcoming SUV.