The 2018 Cadillac Escalade is a familiar vehicle that has massive body work and premium interiors. Visually, the Escalade looks the same as the rebadged GMC Yukon Denali. Furthermore, the new model will represent the latest modifications on its fourth generation vehicles. The Cadillac Escalade’s first 3-row version came out in 2016, and the 2018 version will also be a 3-row luxury SUV spacious enough to accommodate 7-8 passengers.
2018 Cadillac Escalade – Objectives of Facelift
The 2018 Escalade will follow its predecessors and continue with an imposing appearance, especially from the front fascia. The 2018 Cadillac Escalade looks quite like Bentley cars with boxy front hoods and huge grilles. The design is a body on frame platform similar to Cadillac CT6 Sedan. However, this new version will use extensive chrome highlights on the wide grille. So, the grille itself has three prominent horizontal bars in chrome, with the Cadillac symbol embossed on them. A straight roofline provides uniform headroom for all passengers.
The advanced LED lighting scheme will be used for the headlights and taillights. Furthermore, the headlights seem to be vertically placed with multiple LED-dotted elements. The 20-inch chrome wheels keep the SUV high on the ground. Its tow capacity is estimated to be 8300 lbs.
The interior of 2018 Cadillac Escalade will be plush with luxury materials. Leather and Alcantara trim will adore the dashboard, seats and heated steering wheel. The wood trim on the dashboard and gear stick areas also provide a luxurious touch. Furthermore, the power tilt and steering wheel ensure controlled driving for the pilot along with heated and ventilated front seats. Smart keyless ignition and keyless door controls, cabin climate controls, stability control and adaptive magnetic suspension, are other driving controls available. The power rear seat folding and auto dim drive side mirrors features are additional features available in Cadillac Escalade.
The infotainment system has been added to the cabin to be controlled by an 8.5-inch touchscreen along with USB support, smartphone integration, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity for devices. Rear passengers will also get a twin display screens for infotainment.
The safety of passengers is aided by curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes, pedestrian alert, crash notification system, rear cross-traffic alerts, lane guiding sensors, cameras for blind spot monitoring and also a parking assistance. The SUV also uses smart radar technology for better driving experience and safety. An additional feature of on-demand roadside assistance is likely to feature in the new Escalade.
2018 Cadillac Escalade – Engine and Transmission
The latest Escalade comes with a 6.2-liter V8 engine backed by 8-speed automatic transmission. Estimated power output of 420 HP and torque of 460 lb-ft is slated. The 2018 Cadillac Escalade will have a primary front wheel drive with an option for all-wheel drive mode. With these engine specifications, fuel efficiency should touch 15 mpg city and 22 mpg highway performance.
2018 Cadillac Escalade – Launch Date, Rivals and Price
Finally, expect 2018 Cadillac Escalade in the early section of 2018. The new model will be competing with the likes of Lincoln Navigator and Range Rover Evoque. The 2018 Escalade will be priced around $ 75,000.