Later this year, the manufacturer will reveal the new 2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV which should bring many changes. First of all, it will get a new platform which will make it lighter, better to handle, and will provide more comfort. The exterior and interior will be restyled too and on the engine front, the Cadillac carmaker should offer a new plug-in hybrid powertrain as well.
2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV powertrain and performance
The brand-new 2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV will come to the market with the same engine like before but it will also introduce some new units. So, the well-known is a 6.2-liter V-8 engine which is capable of making 420 horsepower and the torque of 460 pound-feet. This unit is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and it comes with a choice between rear-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations. As for the fuel economy, the rear-wheel drive model will be rated at 14 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel drive unit will get 14 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.
Furthermore, the carmaker will most likely offer a 4.2-liter V-8 twin-turbocharged engine which is able to make more than 500 horses. This unit is also paired with a 10-speed automatic gearbox and comes with rear-wheel and all-wheel drive layouts. Moreover, according to the latest news, the new 2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV should get a plug-in hybrid engine too at some point at future.
Which platform will underpin the new 2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV?
First of all, the new 2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV will now ride on the new architecture which will bring some significant weight savings, and in that way, it will come with improved aerodynamics, fuel consumption, and general performances of the vehicle. So, it is the General Motors’ T1XX body-on-frame platform made of SUVs and pickups. And it is a revised version of the current K2XX platform and uses more aluminum, so the Escalade should be lighter for around 300 pounds this time. As well, it will allow the option of the independent rear suspension which will provide better ride comfort and handling too.
The exterior and interior design of the 2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV
As for the exterior design, the newest 2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV will be revised and will be inspired by the 2016’s Escala concept vehicle. The front end will get the new mesh grille while the rear end will sport new vertical taillights and new rectangular exhaust pipes. The profile of the vehicle will feature unique side mirrors. Furthermore, the prototype of the 2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV rides on the 22-inch wheels wrapped in Bridgestone tires.
As for the interior, there are still no any specific details, but it will definitively be revised with some new materials, more tech features, and some new color combinations.
Release date and price of the 2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV
The 2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV is expected to arrive sometime in late 2019. The price is not yet revealed, but it should be higher than the $95,600 which is the price of the current model.