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2021 Cadillac Escalade Spied Looking Handsome and Production Ready

Drew Dorian
Photo credit: AllCarNews via Facebook

From Car and Driver

  • Spy photos of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade published on social media by Allcarnews show the big Caddy, which is nearing its launch, rolling off the assembly line.
  • Exterior styling looks quite handsome and shares cues with the XT6 SUV that sits just below it in the brand's lineup.
  • The cabin will be distinct from the recently revealed Chevy Suburban and Tahoe and will feature overlapping digital displays.

Hot on the tails of the newly revealed Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban comes our first glimpse of the upscale Cadillac Escalade variant of GM's next-generation large SUV. That's thanks to leaked photos shared on Allcarnews's Instagram and Facebook accounts. It looks production ready; in fact, it's shown at what looks like an assembly plant. The new Escalade should reach the market in early 2020 to do battle with the BMW X7, the Lincoln Navigator, and the Mercedes-Benz GLS-class.

The big Caddy looks quite nice, if you ask us. The Escalade will adopt the new corporate face that has been rolled out on the rest of the lineup. There's also a strong resemblance to the XT6 SUV in the side profile, but the forward-canted C-pillar is an Escalade design element that carries over from the previous-generation model.

Inside, we see that Cadillac may have pulled off a fully digital gauge cluster and infotainment display combination, with the smaller of the two displays sort of overlapping the larger one, which was previewed by the Escala concept from 2016. As Allcarnews points out in its post, the fact that the Escalade will have a much different interior design than its Chevrolet counterparts is a step in the right direction to give the Cadillac a truly upscale look and feel.

Like the Tahoe and Suburban, we expect the Escalade to come equipped with an independent rear suspension when it launches sometime early next year. Powertrain options will also likely line up with the Chevys and include a 6.2-liter V-8 and possibly a new 3.0-liter turbo-diesel inline-six.

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