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Just a day after the 2021 Suburban and Tahoe debuted the Cadillac Escalade has also leaked out online.  As expected, the side profile still looks like the Tahoe/Suburban, however it apparently does still sport the vertical tail lights of the current generation vehicle.  Inside is a decidedly upgraded interior. The gauge cluster is dual screen and flows into the infotainment system.  Like the Chevy twins, the column shifter is gone, in this case replaced by Cadillac's Precision Control Shift. A dial to control the infotainment system similar to that on the XT6 is visible as well. 

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The Escalade will be powered by the same 6.2 liter V8 offered as an upgrade in the Suburban and Tahoe, but a supercharged version could make its way into the engine room at a later date as well finally giving the Escalade a V version. Expect the same wheelbase and space increases gained on the Chevies. 

The Escalade will be debuting officially soon, so keep it tuned here for more updates as they come out. 


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the front feels like alot of Blazer.... will probably set itself apart with the lights on....?

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Speaking on just the front end, no. Just no. The interior looks to be a nice leap in style though. I will have to give $h! about one thing though, the slab tablet look across the dash, aka Benz style. Seems like there was bit of a criticism in regards to the Palisade having that look and that is true here as well.

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Will be interesting to see how the side panels and rear look...the front is too much XT6... is there any vertical lighting or just the small horizontal lights? 

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4 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

It isn't that this is ugly, it's just mundane as fck. 

Pretty much what I’m getting at as well. It’s not ugly, but its an Escalade. It should carry a little more “wow” up front.

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20 minutes ago, surreal1272 said:

Pretty much what I’m getting at as well. It’s not ugly, but its an Escalade. It should carry a little more “wow” up front.

Yeah, the Escalade always had a "statement" feel to it and I realize this is just some stolen pictures that probably shouldn't have been taken but it feels like a 20% larger XT6 and that's about it(exterior). The interior looks really good though. 

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If you just look at the headlights just below that chrome trim, you would realize that there is something that is covering up that area. The area just below the headlights and just to the sides of the grill.

We do not know what is there, it just looks like a black piece of nothing-ness...

But...we like to moan and bitch and complain...

I bet you, even if those headlights are not extended by another set of luminous features, there must be something else to "POP" making the front end be more in line of what an Escalade should be...

Patience people....PATIENCE!!!

The Escalade has ALWAYS been stunning to look at minus the very first GMC badge engineered one...

 

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Not sure what trim level this is, but would think the grille would be more bling...chromed or lighted rectangles or something... 

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So lets look at the Evolution of the Escalade to today.

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Then we have this:

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The picture @Drew Dowdell has of the interior is interesting, have to see better pictures to really decide how I feel about it and the seats, etc.. I agree to agree with @oldshurst442 that clearly we have some blockage on the front, I personally hate this Chevrolet look of the headlights / grill area but we are not seeing the rest. If this is just a larger version of the XT6, Failure for me.

Looks like it has the older style set in place running boards. I think GM should make default for all Escalades the hide away side steps.

Current Gen Escalade Front end I like much better than this picture that got out.

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True, but its a "leak", right?

But the image and lighting is fuzzy, right?

Today's smartphones take photos with 4K quality with a bazillion pixels and have digitally enhanced lighting modes to illuminate the darkness of space in the universe all the while correcting sharpness, but with this photo of the "leaked" Escalade seems like it was taken by an 1870s black and white camera held by a dozen people that took pictures upside down and was colorized with 1960s techniques...

The point I wanna make is, there isnt any quality details in the grill to really see how it pops and/or shines...

Granted, the new XT4 and XT6's real grill is  blacked out and this Escalade pic seems to be in the same vein.

Image result for xt4 cadillac front

 

But Im sure that even if blacked-out, there maybe an option to bling it out. 

@dfelt

I believe that there will be some sort of luminous bling a la XT6 in that area...

Image result for xt6 cadillac front

 

Fail or not, its the new face of Cadillac SUVs... 

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2 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

True, but its a "leak", right?

But the image and lighting is fuzzy, right?

Today's smartphones take photos with 4K quality with a bazillion pixels and have digitally enhanced lighting modes to illuminate the darkness of space in the universe all the while correcting sharpness, but with this photo of the "leaked" Escalade seems like it was taken by an 1870s black and white camera held by a dozen people that took pictures upside down and was colorized with 1960s techniques...

 

 

Probably an employee in a plant shakily snapped a pic w/ a cheap burner phone...or the fuzzing/darkness is a Snapchat/IG filter..

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6 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

I believe that there will be some sort of luminous bling a la XT6 in that area...

You can see those vertical slots. 

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10 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

Probably an employee in a plant shakily snapped a pic w/ a cheap burner phone...or the fuzzing/darkness is a Snapchat/IG filter..

Yeah...that is what Im thinking, but Im also thinking at the same time that it was "leaked" by GM itself to cause some sort of buzz...because Im cynical in their ability to actually market their products properly.

 

5 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

You can see those vertical slots. 

yeah...you can actually with even more inspection.

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Seems they delivered on getting close to their interior concept.

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10 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

Yeah...that is what Im thinking, but Im also thinking at the same time that it was "leaked" by GM itself to cause some sort of buzz...because Im cynical in their ability to actually market their products properly.

 

Wouldn't surprise me if it was intentionally leaked to create buzz....

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59 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

Yeah...that is what Im thinking, but Im also thinking at the same time that it was "leaked" by GM itself to cause some sort of buzz...

 

48 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

Wouldn't surprise me if it was intentionally leaked to create buzz....

It has the internet talking, so I would not be surprised that GM leaked this themselves to generate buzz leading up to the official announcement.

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Hmmm... I need more pics.  Interior is definitely Benz... headlights I'm not a fan of, the big, bold grille: thumbs up.  Nice to see it has a real engine... or does this have the optional 1.3L 3-cylinder from the Encore GX as an upgrade?

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1 hour ago, Paolino said:

1.3L 3-cylinder from the Encore GX

As a matter of fact, it does.  But not as motive force.  It's to power the liftgate.

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At first glance it doesn't look very good, but I'll reserve final judgement for the final reveal.  High end SUV segment has really heated up in the past 5 years, they need big advancements to keep Escalade competitive. 

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How soon will we see the Escalade on the road?  Sometimes pics don't do justice to the vehicle.

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Leaked pictures like this are annoying, never gives the vehicle an actual prepared look or clear views with all the shipping wrap and protector labels/stickers everywhere. You can't really tell what all is there on the exterior with these pics. I'm sure once we see actual official pictures from GM it will be the Escalade we expect inside and out.

This wasn't leaked from GM it's some assembly line UAW jack@ss with a cheap camera phone trying to make a quick buck.

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Much more accurate description with what looks like factory released pictures from GM. I'd bet it looks really close to what GM will officially release from what we've seen so far. Looks nice! Any News @Drew Dowdell?


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Nice..glad they didn't put horizontal elements in the taillights.   The front looks like it has a lot of XT6 detail scaled up...

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