Although it is not yet officially confirmed, there’s a big chance that we will see Cadilac Escalade EXT as 2021MY. Furthermore, the long-awaited model will probably come as an all-electric pickup. Well, the company announced its plans to launch a large electric vehicle. Therefore, the EXT seems like a perfect candidate for that role.
Also, we assume that the brand-new truck will deliver some significant improvements for the exterior, as well as the luxurious touch in the cabin. So, if General Motors decided to produce the electric Escalade EXT, expect to see powerful engines under the hood, sophisticated design language, and a lot of premium features for the interior.
What Do We Know About The Cadillac Escalade EXT Return So Far?
Well, according to the reports, there’s a massive demand for the return of the “sublime and iconic” model. However, there still doubt will the pickup will come as the regular model, or it will go through the electrification process. Taking into account the situation in the pickup segment, there’s a massive opportunity for success with the electric EXT.
Also, the upcoming Cadillac will be built on a new modular platform. But, as always, when it comes to the rumors and speculation, we must wait for further info from GM. The company developing brand-new electric pickup, and the fans around the world (including us) hope that it is Escalade EXT.
Design, New Platform
One thing is sure – the forthcoming Cadillac Escalade EXT will follow the path of the classic American pickup trucks. So, expect that everything will be epic and massive. Back when this model was introduced, the customers recognize the power and ambition of the design language. Since then, it becomes one o the most profitable General Motors vehicles. Now, we shall see if the announced electric version of the popular truck will be able to achieve similar results.
Furthermore, the company developed a brand-new BEV3 EV platform, and it can be used on a multitude of applications. The three-row Cadillac crossover will get it first. Therefore, GM will have a clear vision should it be used on the electric pickup as well.
Engine, and Driving Range
As for the engine room, Cadillac Escalade EXT will probably deliver three engine choices. Of course, one of the three will be an electric powertrain. Well, sources close to the Cadillac’s product plan claims that the upcoming pickup will be able to travel more than 400 miles. But, we must ask ourselves – how much the 400 miles range is achievable for the Cadillac?
For example, Tesla can pull out 500 miles and more from the Cybertruck. But, we all know that Tesla is a company specialized in electric vehicles. Now, let’s see the engines, shall we? The EXT pickup will probably offer a small-block V8 as the standard powertrain. Also, the second option will be the 4.2-liter Blackwing V8.
Both of these mills will be linked to a 10-speed automatic transmission. On top of that, according to Cadillac Society, “the electron-driven variant will be introduced sometime later in the fifth-gen Escalade product lifecycle.” So, if we know that the 2021 model year will be the fifth generation of the Escalade, the electric version if almost certain.
Cadillac Escalade EXT Price
The starting price could be a bit of a disadvantage of the Cadillac EXT. Almost every rival from the class will be more affordable than the upcoming model. Furthermore, taking into account the pricing policy of General Motors 2021 Cadillac Escalade EXT EV will probably go over the $100K mark. The arrival date of this model is not yet available. However, the GM stated that they are working on a brand-new electric pickup.