For Americans, Cadillac is a brand which is directly related to a bling-ish luxury. They are the only American manufacturers who have over the years made products which are the absolute height of automobile engineering. And their niche customer base does not consider the price tag which comes with these cars as long as they get everything they can get in a car.
This upcoming 2018 Cadillac Escalade is going to be just that. A full-sized SUV which will be everything that Cadillac is and which will have everything that a buyer can want inside a production level vehicle.
2018 Cadillac Escalade Exteriors will remain unchanged
This is an entry level 7-seater passenger vehicle. Cadillac has placed this model right between its XT5 and XT7 models. And this is one of their leading products.
A unique brand image is one of the most important factors when it comes down to what is right and what is not. And Cadillac has its very own design language especially the front fascia of its models.
The front fascia will have an edgier demeanor to it with more pronounced sharp angles and contours. Design patterns will remain the same as it is a brand recognition mantra.
The overall stance will be slightly sportier and less boxy than previous generations. This upcoming model might have a lower roofline without hampering much headroom inside to make it a more compact package.
The long elongated rear lights will follow cue just as previous generations. With the rear to sporting minimal changes, it sums up a faintly redesigned exterior.
This is where Cadillac woos its buyers. Interiors in a Cadillac are not only regal and deluxe; they are over-the-top when it comes to utility too.
Expect top-quality wooden and metal accents to cover every inch of the cabin with options such as Laurel, Ash, and Tuscan woods. Nappa semi-aniline leather and Burlan leather will be stitched onto the front two rows and the 3rd row respectively.
Leather in this 2018 Cadillac Escalade will be everywhere even on the dashboard which has umpteen infotainment functions such as: –
- 8” LCD touch with 3D graphics, gesture recognition and voice recognition and functions.
- Apple CarPlay.
- OnStar plus 4G-LTE and Wi-Fi.
- Android Auto.
- SiriusXM Radio.
- Bose Premium 16-Speaker.
– And much more. In short, Cadillac will aim for an in-cabin luxury and infotainment score above the segment.
2018 Cadillac Escalade Performance
The same engine configuration will follow but with a few power tweaks to it for better stats and output.
- Engine Type – 6.2-liter V8.
- Max output – 440 hp. [Expected.]
- Max Torque – 470 lb-ft. [Expected.]
- EPA – 19 mpg. [Combined.]
Aluminum engine block and heads will follow from the previous engine along with refined techs such as VVT (Variable Valve Timing) and SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection). This engine will be mated with GM’s new 10 Speed Auto transmission which will provide more power and better efficiency. Active Fuel Management will allow this 2018 Cadillac Escalade engine to run with 4 cylinders to maximize efficiency. Both 2WD and 4WD transmissions will be available.
2018 Cadillac Escalade Price and Release
This upcoming 2018 Cadillac Escalade will come with the same price range starting from $75,000 till about $100,000. Expected release date is in 3rd or 4th quarter of 2017. Stay tuned for more reviews.