The Escalade is a full-size luxury SUV developed and produced by General Motors, under the Cadillac’s brand. This model was originally introduced in 1999. During this period, we have seen four generations of it. Current, fourth-generation model came last year, as 2015 year model. It came with plenty of changes in all aspects. Since this is still pretty much an all-new model, it is hard to expect some bigger modifications for the 2016 Cadillac Escalade. However, company plans several changes in order to remove some of “mistakes” that came last year. Beside changes, we will also see some new features.
2016 Cadillac Escalade details, changes and new features
The base characteristics of 2016 Cadillac Escalade will be pretty much the same as for last-year model. It will ride on the same, new GM’s K2XX platform, which is also used for some other new models like Silverado, Tahoe etc. Outside look will also remain the same, but we will see some new color options, while some colors won’t be in offer anymore. Company will also remove some mistakes, when it is about infotainment system. New one will work faster and it will come with better interface etc. There is also a whole list of new features for 2016 Cadillac Escalade. Probably the most important novelty is that this SUV will finally come with three rows of seats. Besides that, it will come with new safety features such as Lane Keep Assist, and with new entertainment features such as DVD system for the back passengers. The 2016 Escalade will come with new Driver Awareness Package, which includes Safety Alert Seat, Lane Keep Assist, Forward Collision Alert, IntelliBeam headlamps etc.
2016 Cadillac Escalade under the hood
When it is about engine, 2016 Cadillac Escalade will use the same unit as previous-year model. It is a well-known and proven engine, which is also used for models like Tahoe, Suburban, Yukon etc. It is a 6.2 liter EcoTec3 FlexFuel V8, which has maximum output of 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Transmission is 6-speed automatic or new 8-speed automatic.
2016 Cadillac Escalade release date and price
The exact date of launch is still unknown, but it is expected that 2016 Cadillac Escalade will come late this year. The price is expected to remain pretty much unchanged, which means between 73.000 and 100.000 dollars.