2017 Cadillac Escalade is a full-size luxury SUV produced by Cadillac since 1999. The model was the first major attempt by Cadillac to enter the SUV market. The Escalade was introduced to counter the Lincoln Navigator, which was launched on the market in 1998, and partly as a response to SUVs introduced by German and Japanese competitors. Escalade came into production after only ten months from the approval of the project.
The 2017 Escalade is originally based on the GMC Yukon Denali but was redesigned for the model year 2002 to make its line more in tune with the new Cadillac stylistic dictates. Both Escalade ESV (based on Chevrolet Suburban ) and Escalade EXT (based on Chevrolet Avalanche ), which were the model pickup version, were assembled in Silao, Mexico before production was transferred in 2006 to Arlington. Escalade competitors are the Range Rover Sport, the Infiniti QX56, the Mercedes-Benz GL Class, the Lexus LX, the Toyota Land Cruiser, the Land Rover LR3 and the Lincoln Navigator.
2017 Cadillac Escalade Engine
The Cadillac Escalade 2017 model has installed a 6.2 VD Vortec V8 V8 engine. This variable- head and a variable-duty valve were the first product for massive vehicles without having the camshaft not mounted in the head. The system adjusts the timing between aspiration and discharge between two modes. This engine produces 403 hp of power (23 hp more than GMC Yukon Denali ) and 565 N.m torque. The engine is mounted in front A new six-speed automatic 6L80 has been introduced. The car body has an aerodynamic coefficient of 0.363.
2017 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
A hybrid version of Escalade debuted at the South Florida car salon in 2008. They were only two wheels. The Hybrid Escalade used 8.2 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 97 km / h. He had installed a 6 L V8 engine delivering 332 hp of power at 5,100 rpm and 498 N · m torque at 4,100 rpm. The change was continuous. A version with Flex engine was added to the range. Eli Manning received a Hybrid Escalade as a prize for being named Superbowl MVP.
2017 Cadillac Escalade EXT
The 2017 EXT is the pick-up version of Escalade. It was introduced in 2002. On this version, there is also the possibility of turning the back box into a bed, which can extend beyond the passenger compartment by means of a hinged door on the underside. Like the Avalanche, the EXT has four doors and can accommodate five passengers. The only available engine is the V6 6L or 6.2L. The high-intensity discharge front lights are offered since 2003. All Escalade EXTs are built in Mexico.
The 2017 Escalade EXT was created to compete with the Lincoln Blackwood, which is a pick-up based on the Ford F-150. Later, 2017 Cadillac Escalade also competed for the Lincoln Mark LT, another pick-up based on the F-150, which made its debut in 2005.