It is not unusual for any carmaker to bring back models of yesteryears. This can happen for sedans as well as pickup trucks, as it is. GM which has the luxury brand Cadillac may do the same in 2018 for some of its discontinued models. While the speculations are yet to be confirmed by the company, the 2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT sports utility truck may be re-launched.
The vehicle was launched for the first time in 2002 and it had a special Convert-a-Cab pickup bed. Used in the Matrix Reloaded movie, the Escalade EXT was launched to compete with the Lincoln Blackwood. The latter was a rehashed version of Ford F-150. The Escalade EXT comes from the factory in Mexico. Later it competed with the Lincoln Mark LT. Owing to lackluster sales figures, it was discontinued after 2013.
2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT Revamped with plenty of chrome accents
GM has not said anything about when will release the new model 2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT. However, given the fact rival, Ford is about to launch a lineup of new pickup trucks in future- the chance is there. Typical Cadillac design traits are likely to be there including the grille and sleek lamps. The pickup bed may be revamped for the new model and the exterior may get plenty of chrome accents too. The truck is coming with several trims options.
2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT Interior
The cabin of upcoming Escalade EXT sports utility truck will be very attractive. It may have plenty of wood and metal trim and seats may be laden with quality leather. The dashboard will also be in typical Cadillac style. It will be big enough to accommodate 4 to 5 adults. We expect amenities like dual-zone automated climate control, premium sound system and sunroof.
Like all Cadillac vehicle, the upcoming Escalade EXT sports utility truck will be equipped with adequate safety features and amenities will be enough too. Radar-based navigation and sensor-based safety features to alert drivers may be there. A touch screen based infotainment setup is also likely.
2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT Engine
It is not clear which type of powertrain will be under the hood of the upcoming 2018 Escalade EXT sports utility truck.
However, a powerful V8 0r V6 engine will be under the hood. The possibility of GM throwing in a plug-in hybrid unit is also there. The truck may have a decent payload and towing capacity. However, it is not going to be an off-road centric truck. We also expect good fuel economy in upcoming model.
2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT Availability and Cost
There is no confirmation regarding the release date and pricing of the 2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT sport utility truck. However, it may debut in early 2019. The pricing may start from $34.000.
Summing it up
The model 2018 Cadillac Escalade EXT sport utility truck is now at a stage of speculation and no confirmation is there of its launch. However, you can’t rule out the scope for a re-launch of the luxury-oriented truck. GM just needs to keep the pricing right and use a powerful engine to suit target user needs.