The visual comeback of the Cadillac Escalade is quite obvious and it is great news for the enthusiasts of this brand and the illustration presented is nothing but magnificent. America’s ultimate luxury SUV statement was first presented in 1999 with GM aiming to provide a strong opponent for the Ford Group’s Lincoln Navigator. The upcoming Escalade announces to be a comprehensive package and it was described by the president of General Motors North American, Mark Reuss as being much less ostentatious and elegant.
Because GM rapidly took the GMC Yukon Denali as a starting point and barely modified it, the resulting effort was quite dismal, but the successive generations enjoy something improved due to the fact that it was still being truck-based. Widening the styling differentiation between the Escalade and its GMC stablemate, the second and third generations also enjoy more Cadillac design that DNA has filtered. Those car enthusiasts who have a hunger for chrome and wheels are given the current GMT900-based version which was released in 2006, but, unfortunately, featuring unrefined detailing and shapes.
The world receives a much cleaner looking Escalade through the fourth generation model that is going to correct these mistakes and the creative rendering presented in this article was inspired from the camouflaged test mules which were seen on highways. It is impossible to distinguish some details, but it is enough that the important ones are visible beginning with the strong visual statement given by the frontal graphic and followed by the business end.
Sitting slightly recessed against a character line that starts from the bottom intake across the fender and all the way back to the rear, the bold signature Cadillac grille which is flanked by vertical headlights, dominates the car model. This aesthetic appears to be much more refined, cleaner and classier as it is aligned parallel with the other side body creases, while the all-new glasshouse ensures a more simple view. Featuring different stampings, the A-pillars are similar to those belonging to the Silverado/Sierra, and the C-pillar is blacked out with the Cadillac emblem positioned near its base. Positioned on the upper part of the doorframes, the chrome framing appears also to be new, while the lower intake grills, trunk plaque and side steps comprise the mirror-like coatings.
GM boasts to offer the driver and passengers an interior which is greater than the previous attempts, integrating more Cadillac-specific styling and upmarket elements in order to bring a justification for the higher sticker.
Potentially an HUD – heads and display, radar based cruise control, lane departure warning, as well as Cadillac’s CUE system with incorporated touchscreen are some of the expected high tech and safety features of the new Escalade.
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