2018 Cadillac Escalade is a big SUV produced by the Cadillac. Cadillac Escalade was the first SUV, which was introduced in 1999 as a response to German and Japanese SUVs, in addition to Ford Motor Company in 1998 was presented the Lincoln Navigator. The car was put into production 10 months after project approval. The standard Escalade is made in Arlington, Texas.
The first generation of Escalade was introduced in spring 1999 as a direct competitor to the Lincoln Navigator. The GMT-400 chassis served as the basis. Except for the emblems, the Escalade resembled the GMC Yukon Denali, then on the market. General Motors wanted to position its premium brand Cadillac as quickly as possible on the market of the upper class SUVs.
The second generation was based on Chevrolet Tahoe / GMC Yukon’s infrastructure. It represented the design of the new Cadillac line. The second generation gained a strong position as a symbol of wealth and became a very popular topic for hip-hop music videos
The third generation was built on the GMT900 base plate together with all Chevrolet and GMC light trucks. This generation of Escalade is also brought to Finland. Escalade is also an extended Escalade ESV (based on the Chevrolet Suburbaniin) and EXT, based on the Chevrolet Avalanche. These models are not imported to Finland.
The third generation of the Cadillac Escalade is powered by a 6.2 L Vortec 6200 V8. Furthermore, since the end of 2010 a 6.0 l Vortec 6000 V8 is available as a full hybrid. Pure electric driving is thus possible on short distances of up to 40 km/h.
Since the vehicle has almost complete standard equipment, only minor improvements have occurred over the years in the various model years, as in 2009, for example, Such as the “Magnetic Selective Ride Control” chassis, which is known from many Cadillac models. The Platinum Edition includes LED headlights, heated and cooled cup holders, rear-view camera, high-quality leather trim, navigation system, DVD entertainment system and aerated front seats.
The fourth generation of the 2018 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV introduced on October 7, 2013 in New York, about a month after General Motors had unveiled the Chevrolet and GMC ‘s next-generation SUVs. Car series production began in January 2014 by General Motors Arlington plant in Texas.
2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT
The 2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT is the pick-up version of 2018 Escalade. It’s was introduced in 2002. On this version there is also the possibility of turning the back box into a bed, which can extend beyond the passenger compartment by means of a hinged door on the underside. Like the Avalanche, the EXT has four doors and can accommodate five passengers. The only available engine is the V6 from 6L or 6.2L. The high intensity discharge front lights are offered since 2003. All Escalade EXTs are built in Mexico.
The 2018 Escalade EXT was created to compete with Lincoln Blackwood, which is a pick-up based on the Ford F-150. Later, he also competed with Lincoln Mark LT, another 2018 Cadillac Escalade Pick-up based on the F-150, which made his debut in 2005.