General Motors alien the 2021 Cadillac Escalade in February during a appropriate admission accident in Hollywood, California. Redesigned and reengineered from the arena up as an all-new fifth-generation model, barter are no agnosticism acquisitive to get the new affluence SUV into their driveway. As it aloof so happens, those barter won’t accept to delay too abundant longer, with approved 2021 Cadillac Escalade assembly set to arise actual soon, as adumbrated by a contempo address from our sister publication, Cadillac Society.
Per the contempo Cadillac Society report, the aboriginal examples of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade accept already formed off the band at GM’s assembly ability in Arlington, Texas. However, these aboriginal units are advised alone for demonstration, training, and final testing purposes, with approved 2021 Cadillac Escalade assembly (including units for customers) set to arise at a afterwards date.
According to Cadillac’s arch of all-around cast strategy, Phil Dauchy, who batten to Cadillac Society in a contempo interview, approved 2021 Cadillac Escalade assembly is due to activate “late Q3 and possibly Q4,” which agency the aboriginal customer-bound units could cycle off the band as anon as the September timeframe.
As we appear beforehand this month, General Motors has already accumulated added than 6,000 orders for the next-gen affluence SUV. The 2021 Escalade online configurator went alive aboriginal in July.
Unfortunately for those barter attractive to get the latest Escalade with the new 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax agent beneath the hood, those models will see backward availability, hitting assembly about 12 weeks afterwards the alpha of approved 2021 Cadillac Escalade production. The Super Cruise semi-autonomous disciplinarian abetment arrangement will additionally see backward availability.
As a reminder, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade is offered in two anatomy styles, including a standard-length model, and the extended-length Escalade ESV. In accession to a new exoteric and autogenous design, the closing of which is accent by a 38-inch arced OLED display, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade additionally appearance a new platform, namely the GM T1 architecture, which houses an independent-rear-suspension setup.
Further standout appearance accommodate accessible Magnetic Ride Control with Adaptive Air Ride Suspension. The alternative LM2 agent agent mentioned aloft joins the accepted atmospheric 6.2L V8 L87 in the powertrain lineup.
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This column was created in accord with our sister publication, Cadillac Society.
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