The new 2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT is ready to host many exterior changes. Apart from exterior changes, minor changes in its interior and performance are expected. First introduced in 1999, this vehicle was originally released as cab truck. Later Cadillac decided to release a pickup truck version of this vehicle. The car maker has always lived up to customer’s expectations and the new vehicle might also not disappoint.
After a break of almost 3 years, this vehicle is finally set to hit the market by 2017. The last model of this vehicle had lower towing capacities which led to its discontinuation. Thankfully the new vehicle might overcome tits predecessor’s shortcomings. Cadillac has promised to make this a four-door entry-level cab pickup vehicle capable of huge power.
2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT – Engine Specs
Cadillac intends to release only a single variant engine for Cadillac Escalade Ext 2018. This new vehicle will be equipped with a 6.2-litre twin turbo V8 engine. This is estimated to produce a staggering 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. This is rumored to be mated to 10-speed auto transmission.
This AWD vehicle is designed to perform best at all terrains. In order to do that, changes in suspension are inevitable. Apart from that, a high-performance pickup truck like 2018 Cadillac Escalade Ext will need to be fuel efficient. Although exact mileage is not revealed yet, Cadillac insists that this vehicle will give a combined mileage of 17 mpg.
The 2018 Cadillac Escalade Ext will feature magnetic Ride control. This will enable a smoother ride and ensure maximum towing capacity up to 8300 lbs. The new Ecotec 3 engine is provided with immense capabilities that a pickup truck should have.
2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT – Design and Features
Cadillac Escalade Ext 2018 will host some new improvements in its exterior styling. Apart from advanced off-roading capable suspension and bigger rims, this vehicle will also have larger grilles for smoother air inflow. The car maker has given special attention to the designing of its newer grilles.
This vehicle is expected to sport more curves and sleek lines on its outer body. Although transmission is unchanged, protruded bumpers add more beauty and give a masculine look. 2018 Cadillac Escalade Ext headlamps have been revamped. Hence, the car maker has installed special LED haze lamps. Lighting is exclusively made to add more visibility and make this a charming pickup to hang around with.
The last icing on this cake is perhaps the 20-inch alloy wheels which give this vehicle lower suspension. This helps it to be used for various roads. With traditional hill assistance facility, this car can move up/downwards with ease. 2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT is expected to be more stable and unlike its predecessor has got traction control. Body weight is in absolute proportion.
From the inside, this vehicle is made to be more comfortable and spacious. For that, the steering has been repositioned. Beautiful calfskin upholstered seats will please the inhabitants. The attractive interior design does look eye catchy, according to the car maker. The interior also has got advanced air conditioning which maintains its level according to outside temperatures.
However, passengers inside 2018 Cadillac Escalade Ext will feel the beauty of a luxury SUV combined with this pickup vehicle. Apart from the normal safety features, this car promises also outstanding quality infotainment facilities like Cadillac specific touch screens. Integrated navigation features will be added to this vehicle. So this will ensure that off-roading won’t be a hassle.
The steering is lined with wood and plastic and has got integrated vehicle control systems from the touch of a button. The 16 speaker surround sound system is connected to its infotainment and also ensures maximum entertainment to the passengers seated.
2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT – Price, Release Date, and Rivals
Cadillac has set a late 2017 release date for the new 2018 Cadillac Escalade Ext quality does not come cheap and the new Escalade EXT will be available at a base price of $70,000.
Potential car lovers can choose between Base, Luxury and a Premium version of 2018 Cadillac Escalade Ext the car manufacturer has specified the use of top quality materials for designing the interior. Set to compete against the likes of Chevy Silverado and also Ford Raptor, this vehicle aims to obtain the top place in luxury pickup category.