2020 Cadillac Escalade Spy Shots and Redesign Details

Cadillac’s next-generation flagship SUV has been spied testing for the first time. As you can see, the redesigned 2020 Escalade is totally camouflaged, so it’s still unclear how it’s going to look the iconic model.


Judging by the spy shots, the 2020 Cadillac Escalade will keep things boxy, so to say. The distinctive lines are something we were expecting, though. On the other hand, the Ram-like crosshair design in the front is a big surprise without any doubt. Still, we highly doubt it is for real. No, the carmaker is probably trying to deceive us. Contrary to that, the new mesh grille will probably make an appearance on the redesigned model. The feature made debut with the new CT6 and XT4, so it might be available on the new Escalade as well. Truth to be told, the mesh treatment seems like a more modest option in comparison to the current flashy slatted chrome grille. As far as we can see, the mighty SUV will lose its vertical headlights in favor of horizontal elements, and that’s pretty much everything we are able to figure out at the moment.


Beneath the skin, the 2020 Cadillac Escalade will get new bones. In place of the current K2XX architecture, the full-size SUV is getting the T1XX body-on-frame platform, which is essentially an evolution of today’s chassis. The biggest difference between these two is swapping steel for aluminum. Yes, the new-gen Escalade will save some weight thanks to the lightweight material. More precisely, the SUV will lose up to 300 pounds for sure. In addition, the new bones will drastically improve ride comfort thanks to the independent rear suspension. The feature is definitely coming. We know that because it’s visible on the camouflaged prototype.


According to our insiders, the redesigned SUV will come offering several engine options. The automaker intends to offer the Cadillac Escalade Plug-In Hybrid, yet not right away. On the other hand, a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V-8 will be among options, but not the best one. No, that place is reserved for company’s new 4.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 which will definitely produce over 500 horsepower. Of course, buyers will be able to choose between rear- and four-wheel-drive, while a 10-speed automatic transmission is going to be standard for every 2020 Escalade.

We still have no idea when and where is going to be introduced the next-generation Cadillac Escalade. However, when it arrives, the entry-level model will probably cost around $80,000.

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