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Spy photographers have nabbed our first look at the 2014 Cadillac Escalade. The luxury SUV is set to ride on the new GMT900 truck platform will underpin next-generation General Motors workhorses like the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. While the machines in these photos are heavily camouflaged, we can see the truck will bow with front fascia akin to what we've seen from both the Cadillac XTS and ATS, albeit on a much larger scale. LED accent lighting stretches from each headlamp all the way down to the lower bumper, and a massive, tight-mesh grille looks to be part of the package as well.

Under the hood, the Cadillac Escalade will continue to offer buyers a V8 option, though word has it the company's engineers may also be hard at work on new twin-turbo V6 based on the current 3.6-liter unit. A next-generation CTS with that same mill has already been spotted in development.

Meanwhile, the interior will enjoy the addition of the Cadillac CUE infotainment system as well as a full aesthetic update.


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      IBx27
      • 2 Years Ago
      Very interested to see the new GMT triplets when they come out.
      Paul
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm not really interested in the Escalade, but I am excited to see what GM has in store for the Tahoe/Yukon and Suburban. I've had quite a few of them over the years and they've all been great vehicles.
      AlexMcyDee
      • 2 Years Ago
      I was hoping that the 4.5l Duramax would be pulled from mothballs for the GMT900 series. "can improve fuel economy by 25% and CO2 by 13%. The engine reputedly delivers 310bhp and 520lb ft torque. Both Cummins’s 4.5-litre V8 and GM’s Duramax turbocharged diesel engines feature compacted graphite iron (CGI) cylinder blockscan improve fuel economy by 25% and CO2 by 13%. The engine reputedly delivers 310bhp and 520lb ft torque. Both Cummins’s 4.5-litre V8 and GM’s Duramax turbocharged diesel engines feature compacted graphite iron (CGI) cylinder blocks
        Paul
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AlexMcyDee
        I'd love to see that too. GM's full size SUVs are just begging for a nice diesel. Especially the HD Suburban/Yukon, which are saddled with the 6.0L V8 and only get about 11mpg.
      john m
      • 2 Years Ago
      Personally I don't like these or vehicles like these from other manufacturers but like it or not they do make money for their respective companies. I wonder if this will come with GM's upcoming 8 (or 9) speed auto?
      GreaseMonkeySRT
      • 2 Years Ago
      It isn't the GMT900 platform, it's the K2XX for all GM full size trucks/SUVs.
      Jim Lowe
      • 2 Years Ago
      Current GM trucks ride on the GMT900 platform.
      NightFlight
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like it will still have an enormous tacky grill, with gigantic gaudy disgusting chrome wheels. Suburban soccer moms who want to appear rich and have no taste will undoubtedly love this. The Escalade serves no purpose anymore, it is a dinosaur from days gone by.
        Sj027
        • 2 Years Ago
        @NightFlight
        You guys are so harsh with the constant downvotes. What NightFlight said is pretty accurate.
          NightFlight
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Sj027
          No, it is the GM fanboys from a forum.
          Spartan
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Sj027
          It's accurate, according to you. Fortunately for the rest of the world, you don't speak for everyone.
        Sj027
        • 2 Years Ago
        @NightFlight
        This vehicle is the epitome of nouveau riche. All about show, as you said to"appear rich." The most common car for millionaires in the US is a late model Mercedes E-Class Wagon. Which to me is the antithesis of the Escalade. If you drive through established affluent neighborhoods, a lot of times the house outshines their vehicle choices.
          Sj027
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Sj027
          So, J Wayne, it is jealousy because I find the Escalade to be tacky? I find a lot of expensive vehicles to be very elegant and desirable, this, no. I could start playing the same game as you....my neighbor, totally not tacky, he is a doctor, he has 4 Escalades, so therefore, they are classy! He is my poorest neighbor, he only lives in a 14,000 sqft house that was 4 mil. I know, poor right? I feel bad for him
          Rr778
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Sj027
          Nobody in America drives a Benz station wagon
          Sj027
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Sj027
          Ok....cough....Venom GT. You just gave yourself away by admitting it's your *parent's* neighborhood. It takes a sad person to come on an anonymous blog and brag about their parent's wealthy neighbors all the time. Enough with the wealthy neighbors crap, you have a different wealthy neighbor to fit your narrative for every article on luxury cars
          09GT
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Sj027
          While I agree with you that most millionaires do not drive Escalades, I HIGHLY doubt that the most common car for millionaires is a Mercedes wagon - for the simple fact that they don't sell many here (unless you have some information to back that up). I went to a very uppity college-prep high school (on scholarship and work study), and the one car that ALL the old-school rich parents had was a Chevy Suburban - no joke!
          Sj027
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Sj027
          It is the E-Class I'm finding on most sources now, but the rich do tend to drive more wagons, got that mixed up.
          Jonathan Wayne
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Sj027
          09GT, he got his facts mixed up while he was projecting his jealousy. The actual statistic which I remember reading somewhere not that long ago was that Mercedes stated that their highest net worth clients drove or at least bought for their spouses, E class station wagons. It was not the most millionaires, it was the richest of the millionaires and billionaires, which would actually be a very small number.
          Sj027
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Sj027
          http://www.ibtimes.com/americas-wealthiest-drive-mercedes-benz-e-class-bmw-328-andtoyota-prius-746820 Surprising is the Prius, but I guess that's the rich's way of thinking they're doing something to save the environment.
          Rr778
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Sj027
          Exageration
      dogbolter
      • 2 Years Ago
      Really, people are still buying junk like this?
      Spartan
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't understand why people hate this vehicle so much. Sure it's a bit ostentatious, but you can't deny that the Escalade is a great looking vehicle, especially in pretty much every color. The Escalade could get 30 MPG and massage you after dinner and some of you bitter guys would still complain that it doesn't run on air and doesn't give you a happy ending.
        th0mb0ne
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Spartan
        "but you can't deny that the Escalade is a great looking vehicle" Yes, yes I can deny that. It looks like a quantity-over-quality Walmart special.
          Spartan
          • 2 Years Ago
          @th0mb0ne
          What do you drive?
          Sj027
          • 2 Years Ago
          @th0mb0ne
          But it has plastic chrome accents all over and wood inserts on the dash!
        AlBongo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Spartan
        The Escalade is not a great looking vehicle. There. I denied it.
          th0mb0ne
          • 2 Years Ago
          @AlBongo
          Spartan, I could be driving a rusty Geo Metro and I'd still have more self respect than If I drove one of these Jersey shore specials.
      over9000
      • 2 Years Ago
      wow I guess new GM didn't learn from its past mistake.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @over9000
        [blocked]
        Sj027
        • 2 Years Ago
        @over9000
        Sales figures don't lie. There are A LOT of people with questionable taste and questionable priorities when it comes to investing their money in this society.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Sj027
          [blocked]
      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      Autoblog, GMT900 is the designation teh current full size truck platform; GMT1000 is going to be the designation for the new one.
      BG
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is near the end of 2012; it is not the tasteless 1990s or early 2000s any more. This things smells of overindulgence, self-gratification, environmental concerns be dammed, and just plain bad taste. Wouldn't normal intelligent people be embarrassed to be seen in one of these?
        wat
        • 2 Years Ago
        @BG
        I don't know, are you embarrassed to be in a Prius?
          mapoftazifosho
          • 2 Years Ago
          @wat
          While the world speeds to get to their destination 2 minutes faster I can relax and listen to Frederic ******* Chopin not giving a **** about the cost of gasoline...or about that 2 minutes...
        Camaroman101
        • 2 Years Ago
        @BG
        stop picking on the escalade. overindulgence, self-gratification, and environmental concerns can describe any luxury suv so why not call them out too?
          Sj027
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Camaroman101
          I think it's the gaudiness and excessive chrome that sets the Escalade apart. The previous Range Rover, although also driven by the d-bag demographic, had a more understated, refined look. The new Range is more Escalade in spirit this time around, so I will pick on that too for being gaudy and flashy.
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