2016 Cadillac Escalade

Cadillac is one of the most luxurious SUVs in the automotive
market today. The manufacturer has already released three
generations of this vehicle with the 2015 Cadillac Escalade
being the latest version.

Before even the craze its over for the 2015 model, GM is
planning to release the 2016 Cadillac Escalade with improved
features and performance compared to the current model.

Exterior

The exterior of the new Escalade 2016 will be slightly
different from the current model. The signature Escalade look
will remain but will be improved to give it a modern look. The
car will be built on similar platform as the Chevrolet
Tahoe.

The new grille will be redesigned to look more powerful and
intimidating and as usual it will be barred horizontally along
with a huge Cadillac emblem on the center. The front bumper has
also been altered slightly. The rear features redesigned LED
tail lamps.

On the existing body colors Crystal Red Tintcoat and White
Diamond Tricoat, Cadillac has added another four possible
choices: Red Passion Tintcoat, Crystal White Tricoat, Gray
Silk Metallic, and Dark Emerald Metallic.

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2016 Cadillac Escalade Interior

Cadillac is known for its sophistication and elegance, in line
with this, the new redesigned Escalade will offer stylish
features for premium comfort, luxury, safety and handling. To
start with, there will be a text to voice feature, an updated
navigation system, advanced ventilation system, heated and
upholstered front mid-row and rear seats which will be covered
with the finest leather.

For control, the vehicle comes with an advanced diagnostic
system, a driver awareness package, collision alert, redesigned
navigation interfaces,, surround vision and lane departure
warning among others. For entertainment purposes, the Escalade
comes with Bose stereo speakers and a rear entertainment
system. Its three row seats will comfortably accommodate seven
passengers.

Like the previous models next generation of 2016 Cadillac
Escalade will have four trim levels: Standard, Luxury, Premium
and Platinum, that future owners will be able to add the
details optional.

Engine, Specs and Performance

The new 2016 Cadillac Escalade will come super charger engine
option. Specifically, the new machine comes with a 6,2 liter,
EcoTec FlexFuel V8 engine. This engine will have the capability
to produce 420 hp with 460 lb-ft of torque. Now
that’s real power right there. To sweeten the new Escalade
deal, the engine will be accompanied with a three year warranty
or 36,000 miles.Further, the new Escalade will be able to
move from 0-60 mph in only 5,6 seconds and a 145 mph total
speed.

There will also be a second engine option which will feature a
3.6L twin turbocharged V6 gasoline engine. This engine will
produce 420 horses and will run Vsport version of the
new Escalade. Both engines will have choice between two
transmission systems i.e. six speed and eight speed.

The basic model will feature a rear wheel drive mode while
customers will have an option for an all wheel drive mode.

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Price and Release date

The manufacturer is yet to release official information
concerning the new the SUVs release date and price. However,
Rumor has it that we might see its release during one of the
motor shows in the U.S. in the last quarter of 2015, if not, we
can expect its release in early 2016.

The basic model 2WD is expected to cost (MSRP) around $ 72,000
while the all wheel drive option will cost slightly more
$75,500, while Vsport version cost $75,290. The most
expensive 4WD Escalade with Platinum trim level you can buy at
the starting price (MSRP) of about $ 92,000. With its output
power and premium features, the price will be really worth it.

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The main rivals of the new 2016 Cadillac Escalade are:
Lincoln Navigator or GMC
Yukon.