2017 Cadillac Escalade: one of the most prestigious cars in US redesigned

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The Europeans don’t really have the taste for huge vehicles, but over here where we have larger roads (and more ground to cover!), the large SUV’s are one of the most popular segments of the market.

Some would even say that their SUV is a status symbol; the bigger the better for them.

2017 Cadillac Escalade release date

According to official sources, the start of production for the restyled Caddy Escalade will be in late 2016, although it will be sold as the new for 2017 model.

Release date: late 2016

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2017 Cadillac Escalade redesign

As with the predecessor, the Escalade is unmistakably Cadillac, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been changes to the exterior; it’s at the front-end that that you’ll notice most of the Caddy influence, but even then, there are new updates.

The Escalade is the first vehicle from Caddy that has used all LED lighting, this has resulted in some rather elegant lighting solutions, especially at the rear; a thin strip of LED lighting rises from the rear fender right to the roofline.

The Escalade is the first vehicle from Caddy that has used all LED lighting, this has resulted in some rather elegant lighting solutions, especially at the rear; a thin strip of LED lighting rises from the rear fender right to the roofline.

The top spec Escalade also uses LED lighting to illuminate the door handles, and while it sounds rather OTT, it does actually look quite good.

2017 Cadillac Escalade price

No prices have been fixed yet, but the expected price of the 2017 Cadillac Escalade will be in the region of $65,000, which isn’t a great deal more than the previous model.

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2017 Cadillac Escalade dimensions

Dimensions of the new Caddy reveal just how big it is; Length 203.9”, Width 80.4”, Height 74.3” and a Wheelbase of 115.9”.
GM also announced the release of an extended version, traditionally called the ESV, the wheelbase is 130” and the overall length is 224.3”

The Escalade ESV has a significant amount of free space for all three rows of seats. Thus, unlike most vehicles with a three-row vehicle interior, the last row of seats in the ESV version has three full seats, which is why this car is considered to be eight-seater.

It should also be noted that thanks to the use of aluminum panels and components, the new generation Escalade is more than 1433 lbs lighter than the current model, that’s quite a saving and you can really feel the difference.

2017 Cadillac Escalade interior

The basis for the new Escalade is the K2XX platform, which has also seen use as the platform in the GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Yukon and Chevy Tahoe – it’s a pretty popular platform!

However, it is inside the vehicle that Cadillac differentiate themselves; not only is the styling different, the materials used upgraded, but the whole feel and sound of the vehicle is significantly better than the shared platform models.

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2017 Cadillac Escalade engines and specs

Under the hood of the Escalade, you’ll find a V8, 6.2 liter gas powered engine, using EcoTec3 technology. Maximum power is 420 BHP and torque is a fairly substantial 460 lb/ft, which should be enough to accelerate this behemoth up to 60 in just 6.5 seconds. No mileage figures have been released, but we don’t think there will be anything revolutionary there.
All the Escalades will be fitted with a six-speed auto transmission; HydraMatic 6L80.

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2017 Cadillac Escalade suspension

Like the previous generation car, the current version of the SUV will be available with two types of rear wheel drive and all-wheel drive. First, for fans of the car 2017 Escalade will be available only in four-wheel drive performance. Other technical features we can note that on the new 2017 Cadillac Escalade will be set Magnetic Ride Control suspension adaptive type and a large variety of electronic driver assistants. In the list of active safety systems includes devices such as:

  • automatic stop of the car while driving at a low speed;
  • system warning about danger of collision;
  • adaptive cruise control.

In addition, the car is equipped with an additional, Central Aragon system for the front passenger and driver.

2017 Cadillac Escalade accessories

In the list of standard equipment, 2017 Cadillac Escalade comes with advanced multimedia complex with a large touch-screen monitor. This complex has extensive integration capabilities with a variety of devices, including smartphones and tablet computers. The second display in the vehicle performs the role of instrument panel. On its high resolution screen is projected the image of the instrument and displays the data of the multimedia center.

Basic information broadcast on the screen of the projection display. To ensure the safety the car is equipped with a dedicated security function with complex satellite tracking.
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2017 Cadillac Escalade model history

The Cadillac Escalade is considered to be one of the most prestigious car within the U.S., and sales numbers reflect that; despite a rather hefty price, it’s a great seller.
This next version will be the fourth generation and will be produced in the facility at Arlington.

2017 Cadillac Escalade pictures

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The 2017 model year Escalade will stay classy. Futuristic sharp design and luxurious interior with all kinds of gadgets will be also kept.

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