The fourth generation of the Escalade has been released back in 2014 as an all new luxury crossover which used a new chassis and a new engine. However, because the market is quite harsh in this class and due to the fact people want new features on their cars each year, GM will release on the market the 2016 Cadillac Escalade, a slightly updated model of the fourth generation car. This is expected to come with a few changes on the outside, a slight bump in specs on the inside as well as a re-tuned suspension system which should make it a bit more responsive without sacrificing the comfort of its passengers.
2016 Cadillac Escalade Price
The price will remain unchanged for the 2016 model meaning that the base Escalade will start at $74,000 while the elongated version should cost around $10,000 more than that. The release date will likely be in the early 2016 with the availability of the model starting soon after that.
Just as we mentioned, the biggest changes on the new Escalade are going to be on the exterior of the car. Here, two colors are going to be completely removed and four new colors are going to be added, two of which are only going to be available on the top end model, and only as optional extras. The car is also likely to get a new set of rims for the top of the range model as well as new higher performance tires.
2016 Cadillac Escalade Interior
The interior will not remain unchanged either. Here, the usual SD card-slot from the center console is going to be removed. It will not be replaced but GM will add an auxiliary port as well as a Bluetooth connection to the central infotainment system. This will get a new software as well which should make it not only easier to use, but also faster. It will get a stronger satellite signal and it will provide faster loading time for maps and different menus. In terms of safety, a new driver awareness package will be introduced which will include active lane keep assist, active headlamps as well as forward collision alert.
2016 Cadillac Escalade Engine
Under the hood of the 2016 Cadillac Escalade we are going to get the same engine as before, a 6.2 liter naturally aspirated V8 which is one of the most inefficient engines in its class. However, it is quite capable with a rated output of 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque and a towing rating of 8,200 pounds, quite impressive for a luxury SUV. The engine will now come with the 8 speed automatic as standard on both the usual model as well as the long wheelbase version.