New for 2017A rear camera mirror and a self-parking system for parallel and perpendicular parking spaces are now available.
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Cadillac will represent a full-size luxury truck that first entered into production in 1999. With the development of its new cab, the vehicle was reintroduced in 2002. It was evident that this version with a 6-liter V8 engine can easily become the mainstream pickup. However, this didn’t happen, but it will with the arrival of the new generation model. The 2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT is in the production house and will get ready to hit the showroom in early 2018.
It has been rumored that new Escalade EXT will be equipped with a new engine that can produce a power of 420 HP and 460 lb-ft. of torque. The engine specifications might be 6.2 liters LT4 twin-turbo, V8 engine that will be mated to 6-speed transmission system. But the fact is that one has to wait till its manufacturer gives an official announcement for the same.
It is also expected that new Escalade EXT can provide a mileage of 17 mpg on combined. Of course, this will be fairly great to achieve such a mileage.
Well, there will be some minor changes seen on its exterior design. It is important to check the areas like improved suspension and implementation of big rims that all offer a more aggressive look. Improved suspension implementation will provide greater comfort in different road conditions. Moreover, LED lighting system will give the ultimate advantage in nights and other daytime conditions.
One can see the front grille with a huge area to intake air as much as possible. Front bumper is also set to have a number of air intakes. The bumper protrudes a little to offer an aggressive look in front. At the rear end, the taillights are positioned at the two ends just above rear bumper aligning towards the sides of the truck. With the 20 inches of wheel-rim, this vehicle will offer strong appearance.
It is predicted that Escalade EXT will provide a luxurious, eye-catchy and attractive interior design. Inside the cabin, one can see its dashboard with complete advanced features that include a navigation system, automatic air conditioning, traction control, rearview camera and much more.
There is a rumor that 2018 Escalade EXT will be designed with finest leather materials that have never seen before in its class. With the upgrades of USB connectivity and Bluetooth, it highlights the capability of such an outstanding performer.
It has been predicted that almost eight passengers can accommodate in the vehicle with a number of advanced safety features. Some of its safety features include anti-lock braking system, airbags and much more.
The new version of Escalade EXT will take the advantage of its predecessor. The 2018 Escalade truck is all set to come in the future market with a starting price around $72,000.Fans those who are willing to buy the range-topping 2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT might get a hike in price that can reach up to $98,000.
There is no particular information about the release date of the vehicle. It has been predicted to join the market with high-class encouraged design.
A potent 6.2-liter V-8, an excellent 10-speed automatic transmission, a balanced ride thanks to the standard Magnetic Ride Control, and the ability to tow up to 8,300 pounds help the heavyweight 2018 Escalade earn 9 out of 10 on our performance scale. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
This is a truly charming powertrain. General Motors' excellent 6.2-liter V-8 truck engine generates 420 hp and 460 lb-ft and packs a smart cylinder deactivation feature that shuts off four cylinders while cruising. It's a smooth, refined, and predictable setup, delivering its power without any drama, while the cylinder deactivation feature is seamless in its behavior. It sounds good too; the Escalade lets just enough exhaust noise enter the cabin to remind its driver that the 6.2-liter in this SUV is a relative to the engine in the Corvette and Camaro SS.
The 10-speed automatic feels better with this big V-8 than it does with the turbocharged V-6 in the Navigator, which is saying something. Upshifts are quick and downshifts are only noticeable under sudden hard throttle, when the 10-speed has to drop multiple gears at a time. Even then, the 10-speed is at least as good as the 8-speed auto found in smaller luxury crossovers and SUVs, like the Range Rover Sport or BMW X5.
Magnetic Ride Control is standard on all Escalades, and is tasked with managing the SUV’s prolific weight—not carving corners like other GM high-performance products with the feature. In that regard, it's successful. Even with the available 22-inch wheels, the Escalade manages potholes and imperfections well, offering up a stable ride that belies its truck-based underpinnings.
Tipping the scales at more than 6,000 pounds in some configurations, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade is as heavyweight as passenger vehicles get. It’s not agile but at least it feels poised and competent when faced with a corner. On straight roads, its high-speed stability and outright comfort shine through—although not enough to hide the body-on-frame bones.
Yes, there’s a traditional truck chassis underneath the Escalade’s brash body, which engineers at General Motors have tried to hide. The standard Magnetic Ride Control system soaks up bumps and imperfections well, and it prevents much of the secondary motion that makes body-on-frame vehicles so unrefined. We were still conscious of the impacts—our Platinum tester’s standard 22-inch wheels didn't help—but the bad manners, the shudder that runs into the body a split-second after it’s felt in the chassis, was minimal. Roll, squat, and dive are present in the quantities we expect from a 6,000-pound SUV, but they’re not intrusive. The Escalade’s motions are predictable and easy to manage.
The engineers also managed to mask some of the Escalade’s heft via its steering. The relaxed 17.3:1 steering ratio is relatively slow, but it’s paired up to a finely tuned electric power-assisted steering system. The level of power assist is just right—the Escalade’s wheel is easy to saw at without feeling like a forearm workout, but the steering isn’t so light and lifeless, and the on-center dead zone not so large, that it feels disconnected from the front axle.
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There are various reports that say about comeback of this pickup. To remind you, this model was launched in 2002. It is a pickup variant of legendary full-size luxury SUV Escalade. Model was produced until 2013. However, sales weren’t so good and this model is not available anymore. But, company doesn’t give up from this model. According to the latest rumors, this truck will come once again, probably in about two years. New model is expected to come as 2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT. New model will come based on recently redesigned SUV and it will come with plenty of significant improvements, which will make things right.
The 2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT will come completely new. Once again, it will be heavily based on legendary SUV, and there will not be so much differences between these two models, except in body style. Both models will ride on the same platform and use same engines. When it is about visual appearance, 2018 Escalade EXT will come almost identical at the front end. This model will also feature new front fascia, which features new grille with horizontal stripes and slightly revisited Cadillac’s recognizable lighting. Back of the truck is, of course, different but overall impression is that new truck looks more natural that previous model.
When it is about body style, this truck will be available exclusively in crew cab configurations. When it comes to interior, we will see pretty much same cabin as in Escalade SUV. Styling will be almost identical, which list of features for 2018 Escalade is also expected to be very similar.
The 2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT will come with the same engine as Escalade SUV. It is a 6.2 liter EcoTec3 V8 FlexFuel engine, which has maximum output of around 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. This engine comes paired with either 6- or 8-speed automatic transmission and provides max towing capacity of around 8.300 pounds.
According to some reports, 2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT will come during next year. However, more precise details are still unknown. When it is about price, some rumors say that new model will go around 70.000 dollars.
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