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CADILLAC Escalade Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 5
First production year: 2000
Engines: Gasoline, Diesel
Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
 

2022 - Present

Cadillac finally introduced a V-version for its much-acclaimed Escalade range and entered the competition in the performance-SUV segment with its biggest rig on the roads. While it was not meant to challenge vehicles such as Porsche Cayenne Turbo or the Mercedes-AMG SUVs in terms of handling performances, the Cadillac Escalade-V offered a more luxurious presence backed up by comfort and conve...

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gasoline engines:

  CADILLAC Escalade-V 6.2L V8 10AT AWD (682 HP)

2020 - Present

The Cadillac Escalade nameplate was first marketed in 1999 and was designed to directly challenge the Lexus LX and Ford's Lincoln Navigator. The latest Escalade comes with two engine versions, the first being the diesel that develops 277 hp, with 460 lb-ft of torque and the second one gasoline, with a V8 engine that develops a whopping 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Both are paired with a ...

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diesel engines:

  CADILLAC Escalade 3.0L DOHC I-6 10AT AWD (277 HP)

  CADILLAC Escalade 3.0L DOHC I-6 10AT RWD (277 HP)

gasoline engines:

  CADILLAC Escalade 6.2L V8 10AT AWD (420 HP)

  CADILLAC Escalade 6.2L V8 10AT RWD (420 HP)

2014 - 2020

The fourth generation of the Escalade was unveiled in 2013 in New York, but the production started in January 2014. It was the most expected luxury car of the year in the U.S. The 2015 model of the Escalade was another luxury vehicle built on top of a pickup truck chassis. The body-on-frame structure was a normal requirement for the American customers, who didn't care too much about the ...

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2006 - 2013

Introduced for the first time in 1999, the Escalade was not very promising. While great luxury was offered, the Escalate was not that different from the Chevy Tahoe. With its second generation launched in 2002, the Escalade became one of the most popular SUVs on the market. If in the past, the engine mounted on the Escalate was a bit underpowered, the new 2006 generation surprised the publ...

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2000 - 2006

The Escalade was one of the most notorious luxury SUV on the American market. It was promoted by rap-singers and celebrities as well. And it was an official car for the White House. Europeans had the Mercedes-Benz as one of the top premium brands. Cadillac, on the other hand, had the same premium image on the American market. While the first-generation was most of a re-badged GMC Yukon Denali...

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