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2021 Cadillac Escalade brings a dash of curved OLED - and a diesel

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  • 20AUTP03_13
Published March 01, 2020 by SAE International in United States
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Cadillac has unveiled the 2021 Escalade and will differentiate the full-size SUV from its Tahoe/Yukon platform-mates with a large dose of exclusive technologies including Super Cruise, audio systems from new partner AKG and the industry's slickest display-screen integration. Gaining similar mechanical benefits as its platform siblings, including wheelbase stretches and the new independent rear suspension (IRS) that should improve dynamics along with seating/cargo space, the all-new 2021 Escalade leverages the platform's new digital network architecture (see p.10) to raise the bar for integrated infotainment technology.

The 2021 Cadillac Escalade makes use of GM's new GMT T1XX platform that began underpinning its pickup trucks in 2019, and serves as the basis of the upcoming MY2021 Chevy Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon/Yukon XL full-size SUVs. In the fifth generation of Cadillac's longest-running nameplate, this equates to the same notable passenger space and interior volume gains for the 2021 Escalade, which was only revealed in the standard-length model. The longer Escalade ESV is expected to be unveiled at the 2020 New York Auto Show.