Escalade is the only body-on-frame vehicle produced by Cadillac. It is a huge SUV with amazing performance. The unique design and luxurious interior justify its high starting price. The new 2018 Cadillac Escalade Platinum arrives with all previous features but also with even better performance. And the main culprit for this is a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
According to the latest info, the upcoming 2019 Cadillac Escalade won’t get any significant changes. However, guys from the portal www.suv2018.net have announced that new generation of Escalade and Escalade ESV will arrive in 2020.
2018 Cadillac Escalade Platinum – Design and Features
New Escalade 2018 will inherit the same design as its predecessor. The LED headlights and taillights will come as standard. Also, the 20-inch chrome wheels are set on a base model and 22-inch split-spoke chrome wheels are added to Radiant trim. Interior is covered with leather upholstery and real-wood details. The front seats will be equipped with heaters and be adjustable in 12 positions. For higher trims, all seats are covered with Mulan leather. New infotainment system will be implemented in 8-inch touchscreen. The Escalade’s audio system will contain 16 Bose Centerpoint speakers.
Aside from luxury, new 2018 Cadillac Escalade will offer plenty safety features. All trims will arrive with front and rear parking sensors, including an automatic parking assistant. The automatic crash response, a surround-view camera system, and a rear seat reminder feature will also be a part of the standard equipment. For some extra cash, a new owner can also receive Lane Change Alert, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist and Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking.
2018 Cadillac Escalade – Engine Specs
The new 2018 Escalade will have a 6.2-liter V8 engine under the hood. Matched with the new 10-speed automatic transmission it will deliver 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. With the new transmission, the fuel consumption will be slightly better and now will be 14/23 mpg city/highway for the model with rear-wheel drive. With the AWD consumption will be 14/21 mpg. The towing power will also be better. The new SUV can now tow almost 8,500 pounds.
The new 2018 Cadillac Escalade Platinum is now available at dealerships. The base price of this model starts at $86,900 and it can go up to $90,370 if you decide to purchase new Escalade 4WD 4dr Premium Luxury model.