Cadillac is really working on its new generation full-size SUV. However, the vehicle has been delayed once again and we don’t know the reason. Still, if everything goes according to the new plan, the amazing luxury SUV will be introduced in 2019 as the 2020 Cadillac Escalade.
It’s too soon to talk about specific details of the redesigned vehicle because we haven’t caught any testing mule so far. However, the latest reports are suggesting some big changes. The new SUV will reportedly replace the existing solid-rear axle with independent rear suspension. This will bring lots of benefits without any doubt, but the biggest will be a lowered flat cargo floor.
The new design should be influenced by the Escala concept sedan without any doubt. This way, the full-size SUV will definitely set some new standards of luxury inside, while some of the really attractive exterior cues should find a way to the 2020 Escalade. Aside it’s going to feature the fines and most expensive materials inside Cadillac’s topper will also host some semi-autonomous technologies. Though, we can’t really know to what extent the SUV will be autonomous because car manufacturers constantly improve their systems and there are two years until the arrival of the 2020 Cadillac Escalade.
Under the hood, the new generation Escalade should feature several options. Now, the carmaker previewed a new V8 with the Escala concept, and we are pretty sure that engine will be the base option for the new generation of the full-size SUV. It’s the 4.2-liter twin-turbo DOHC V8 engine, which should be able to reach around 500 horsepower. Rear- and four-wheel drive will be offered of course, while we are not so sure whether the existing 8-speed auto has a chance to survive the redesign. Moreover, we are sure it’s going to be permanently replaced with a new 10-speed auto gearbox. As we said, the 2020 Cadillac Escalade will have more than one engine option, but we don’t know what’s going to power the optional model. According to the latest rumors, the SUV will host a plug-in hybrid powertrain, but we don’t know anything else regarding the option.
The new generation Escalade will hit the showrooms before the end of 2019 with a price tag of around $78K. Of course, the topper will cost over $100K.