The carmaker has announced the fifth generation of its well-known full-size SUV and it is the brand-new 2020 Cadillac Escalade. The new Escalade will get a handful of upgrades in every segment. So, it will be based on the new platform which will significantly reduce its weight. It will get additional engine options alongside the standard and those will include the new V-8 and plug-in hybrid engines. Furthermore, the exterior styling will be revised with some new details based on the Escala concept and the cabin will be upgraded with better materials and advanced technology.
2020 Cadillac Escalade engines and performances
Under the hood, the 2020 Cadillac Escalade will come with the same engine found in the current model. However, this it will most likely offer two new engines. So, the already familiar is a 6.2-liter V-8 engine which is able to make 420 horsepower and the torque of 460 lb-ft. It will work with a 10-speed automatic transmission and will come with a choice between two-wheel and all-wheel drive systems. The standard rear-wheel drive model will get 14 mpg in the city, 23 mpg on the highway, and 17 mpg combined. The all-wheel drive model is rated at 14/21/17 mpg.
On the other hand, the 2020 Cadillac Escalade will also get a new 4.2-liter V-8 twin-turbo engine. This one will be able to generate 550 horses and 627 pound-feet of torque. This unit will be mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Furthermore, the second new option is going to be a plug-in hybrid. The carmaker has fitted a plug-in hybrid engine in the CT6 which combines a 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with two electric motors. And the total output of this unit is 335 horsepower. So, the new Escalade might also use this variant.
New platform and design of the exterior
The upcoming 2020 Cadillac Escalade will be underpinned with a new GM T1 architecture. So, the fifth generation of this model will be significantly lighter than the previous fourth, generation model. And it will be for around 300 pounds. As for the exterior design, it will be completely revised with the new and larger grille, sleek and headlamps with LED daytime running lights. And the whole design will be based on the Escala concept model. On the rear end, there will be a new sportier bumper and we will notice new designs of the wheels which will give the whole profile a more elegant look. As well, it will keep its boxy appearance and larger proportions.
The interior design of the 2020 Cadillac Escalade
Since the 2020 Cadillac Escalade will now ride on the new platform, we can expect significant enhancement of the interior spaciousness, especially for the third-row passengers. Furthermore, it will get upgraded and more quality materials and perhaps a new carbon-fiber trim. The dashboard will get a larger touchscreen with an upgraded infotainment system. Moreover, the new Cadillac could also receive an independent rear suspension and the GM Super Cruise autonomous driving technology.
Release date and price
The brand-new 2020 Cadillac Escalade is set to be revealed in the fall, next year. The price is not yet known. But it could get slightly higher than the price of the current model which starts at around $75,200.