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2019 Cadillac Escalade Changes and Specs

The 2019 Cadillac Escalade will come with some great novelties. Those are latest reports about this famous SUV. The GM’s luxury division started with this SUV many years ago.

Almost two decades have passed and iconic model still continues with its recognizable design characteristics. So far, we have seen four generations of it. The current version is present since 2014, which indicates that we should see a mid-cycle refresh soon. At the moment, it is unclear will this update will be ready for 2019 Escalade, but some big novelties will come in any case.

It is pretty much for sure that the company will introduce a new V8 engine, which will be in the offer along with the current unit. Besides new powertrain, there are many other novelties to come. We could see changes in exterior design, but also inside. The famous brand will introduce a completely new infotainment system.

2019 Cadillac Escalade

2019 Cadillac Escalade new engine

The biggest novelty for the 2019 Cadillac Escalade will definitely be a new engine. Although we didn’t get official information so far, it is pretty much for sure that the new engine will be on the offer. This is a completely new unit, which is developed to provide much better efficiency than current V8 engines from General Motors. It will have a displacement of 4.2 liters and come with two turbochargers. At the moment, the exact numbers are still unknown. However, some insider reports claim that the new engine will have a max output somewhere between 450 and 500 horses, while a max torque will surely go over 500 pound-feet. In any case, the new engine will bring many benefits, especially when it comes to fuel economy and overall efficiency. We expect it to come in pair with a new 10-speed automatic transmission

2019 Cadillac Escalade other novelties

Besides new powertrain, we expect to see several other modifications on the 2019 Cadillac Escalade. When it comes to the exterior design, we don’t expect bigger changes in terms of styling. Only some smaller tweaks are possible and most of them will probably come at the front. Still, we will probably see one or two new exterior colors in the offer and probably some new wheels design. When it comes to the interior, the biggest novelty will definitely be a completely new CUE Infotainment System. This will be a version 3.0 and the company claims that will raise user experience on a completely new level. Also, the new 2019 Cadillac Escalade will surely come with some smaller reorganization of equipment, so we could see few new standard features for each trim level.

2019 Cadillac Escalade

2019 Cadillac Escalade powertrain

The 2019 Cadillac Escalade will probably get a new engine, but this doesn’t mean that will replace the current 6.2-liter units. The current engine will continue and it will probably be in the standard package, while the new 4.2-liter engine will be optional.

This famous 6.2-liter V8 comes with plenty of power. It features a max output of 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque and comes with an 8-speed automatic transmission. On the other side, a new unit will feature more power and better fuel economy, but Escalade with this engine will surely cost much higher. The new engine will be paired with a new 10-speed automatic transmission.

2019 Cadillac Escalade release date and price

With all these novelties, it is quite possible to see 2019 Cadillac Escalade earlier than usual. Some reports suggest that it will come in the third quarter of 2018.

2019 Cadillac Escalade rear view

When it comes to price, the base model will probably continue without changes. It currently starts around 75.000, while best-equipped versions go up to 99.000 dollars. However, if we consider that the version with the new engine will cost higher, we could easily see versions with price over 100.000 dollars.

Competition remains the same. The arch-rival is Lincoln Navigator, but there are many other competitors, such as Mercedes-Benz GLS, Infiniti QX80 and others.

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