The Cadillac Escalade isn’t going anywhere until 2029. What Lyriq will reveal

The Cadillac Escalade isn’t going anywhere until 2029. What Lyriq will reveal

New Cadillac Escalade – specifications, engine

The new Cadillac Escalade is an SUV of American style and size. The standard version, which has a length of 5382 mm and a wheelbase of 3407 mm, is larger than the two largest SUVs available in European showrooms, the BMW X7 and the Mercedes GLS. The offer, however, will include an extended version of the ESV, whose length is about 5766 millimeters. The Escalade will accommodate seven people on board and a lot of luggage behind their backs. In the “short” version – 722 liters, and in the extended version – 1214 liters.

What’s under the hood? There will be two units to choose from at the premiere. Of course, there will also be a big V-eight with a capacity of 6.2 liters, which will give the driver 420 hp (523 Nm). The offer will also include a 3.0 inline-six diesel with 277 hp (623 Nm). Both motors are combined with a 10-speed automatic. As usual, the Escalade is a rear-wheel drive car, but the SUV can of course be equipped with all-wheel drive.

Cadillac Escalade 2021 photo by Cadillac

Interesting interior

In our gallery you will find many pictures of the new Cadillac Escalade, so we will not write about the style of the model. The interior is more impressive, which the Americans boast about new products “that are not available in the industry”.

It’s a 38-inch curved OLED display with 4K resolution, which extends throughout the car. It is divided into three screens – an on-board computer, a virtual clock and a nearly 17-inch display in the center console. Cadillac is also the first to use an advanced sound system with AKG technology, which includes 36 speakers and three amplifiers. The Americans are also proud of the advanced cruise control, which they install as the first in the segment of such large luxury SUVs. Not only does it keep the Escalade on track and adjust its speed to match traffic signs and traffic, it can also change lanes without requiring the driver to put his hands on the steering wheel.

Cadillac EscaladeCadillac Escalade photo by Cadillac

The future of the Cadillac Escalade

The new Cadillac debuted with two six- and eight-cylinder internal combustion engines. Cadillac is one of the many brands announcing that they will soon start making electric cars and they will be the centerpiece of the offer. Auto News reports, however, that fans of large SUVs can sleep well in the coming years. Escalade with combustion engines (including a powerful V8) will be produced until 2029. Why this year? Cadillac has announced that it wants to produce only electric vehicles from 2030. Provided nothing changes, the last models of the model will leave the brand’s factories in 2029. From 2030, Cadillac aims to be an “EV-only” brand.

Does this mean that the Cadillac Escalade will disappear from the market altogether? It is possible, as the American press reports that the Escalade and Escalade ESV-sized SUVs will be delivered as early as 2023. In the same year, the first units will reportedly leave the Factory Zero plant in Detroit and be handed over to drivers. Both models, the gasoline Escalade and its electric counterpart, will be sold side by side. Around 2030, more emphasis will be placed on the electrician. What will happen to the Escalade image after that date remains to be seen, but General Motors doesn’t seem to want to let go of such a recognizable name. He will probably come back again.

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The Cadillac Lyriq, i.e. 2030, is approaching

The model that will begin Cadillac’s transition into an electric car manufacturer will be the Lyriq, which was unveiled this month and described by the manufacturer as “Lyriq 2023”. In American nomenclature, this means that the Lyriq will be on the road in 2022. The new SUV will be built at the Spring Hill plant in Tennessee, with orders to open in September. Cadillac reports that the starting price was set at $59,990.

The Cadillac Lyriq is 4,996mm long, 1,977mm wide, 1,623mm tall, and has an impressive 3,094mm wheelbase. The manufacturer is economical in specifying performance and many technical details, but he boasted that the batteries should have a capacity of 100 kWh, which will translate into 483 kilometers of range. It looks “real”. A lot of space was given to the charging technology of 190 kW DC – a reasonably fast charger will add 122 km to the range after ten minutes, and after 30 – even 314 km. The electric Cadillac will start in the rear-wheel drive version with an engine approx of 340 hp. Over time, AWD variants will be added to the offer. American will announce more details closer to the market premiere.

Cadillac LyriqCadillac Lyriq photo by Cadillac

Cadillac LyriqCadillac Lyriq photo by Cadillac

Cadillac LyriqCadillac Lyriq photo by Cadillac