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2014 Cadillac Escalade Spy Video


Our spy shooters have captured the next-generation Cadillac Escalade under camouflage. It's quite obvious that the 2014 Escalade will still be a very large and imposing vehicle, but GM has said that it will be less loud and showy than its predecessors that helped make "bling" a household term.

It should be no surprise that the Escalade will be based on GM's next-generation full-size truck platform dubbed GMT900. It will also be shared with the next Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon, but we should expect even greater design differentiation between those models and the Escalade.

The new GMT900 full-size trucks get all-new V8s, including a 6.2-liter that's almost certainly bound for this Escalade. There have been rumors of a twin-turbo V6, but we expect this new Escalade to be eight-cylinder only, at least for now.

GM is promising that the Escalade will have a wider appeal than the current model, but it's an absolute cash cow for Cadillac, so we can't imagine radical changes that would put off the current customer base. Look for the all-new Escalade to ditch the camo sometime this year.

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Comments

  • throwback throwback Posts:

    Hopefully the interior on this one will be nicer than the Tahoe with bad make up look of the current model. I don't think that is too much to ask when you are charging 70K for what is in essence a 40K truck.

  • Debunker Debunker Posts:

    A preview of the drug dealer's next ride. No gun turrets?

  • frank908 frank908 Posts:

    @ throwback: It hasn't stopped the current Escalade from being Cadillac's best seller for years and it doesn't stop cars like Bentley from charging astronomical prices for VW parts-bin interiors. I'm pretty sure people will still complain the new interior

  • Escalades look beautiful, but their interiors are just WEAK. But, I guess most GMs have crappy interiors. After all these years of everyone griping about how crappy they are (see the Corvette), I can't believe they haven't had a complete clean out of the interior design team and started over.

  • mostlydogs mostlydogs Posts:

    First, I see someone I guarantee makes more than I do, not using turn signals. Secondly, it could be the police Tahoes I deliver in wrap. Nothing so far suggests newness.

  • markstip markstip Posts:

    Looks like a blinged out Tahoe to me, Nothing new!

  • agentorange agentorange Posts:

    @mostlydogs. I also noticed the lack of turn signals. Will Cadillac finally get the interior materials right? I'm not holding my breath.

  • robs249_ robs249_ Posts:

    The interiors of the current gen Escalade, Yukon, and Tahoe look and feel great, especially for 7 years ago when they first came out. Nothing amazing, but they were leaps and bounds better than the abysmal truckish interiors of the 00-06 models. I'm sure the new interiors will be fine, as long as the entire dash isn't that stupid touch sensitive/no button layout that resides in the ATS. I'm excited for these new SUV's to roll out. Just please let the 3rd row fold flat already!!!! Sheesh

  • robs249, could not agree more about the 3rd row seats not folding flat. We have an '08 Navigator and we've had some issues with it that make me not totally satisfied with it, but I do love how all of the seats fold flat (esp the 3rd row with just the touch of a button).

  • robs249, could not agree more about the 3rd row seats not folding flat. We have an '08 Navigator and we've had some issues with it that make me not totally satisfied with it, but I do love how all of the seats fold flat (esp the 3rd row with just the touch of a button).

  • markstip markstip Posts:

    SUVs, Sport Utility Vehicles have got too big, too expensive and too ostentatious! As have out Pick-up trucks. I am sure they will sell, it is just sad how materialistic our nation has became. So much so it takes the practical usefulness out of a great Idea like an SUV. Seems to me the people that want these Luxo-barged SUVs and Trucks should also be Taxed a lot more then they are. Then we may be well on our way to getting some priorities straight.

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