Finally! The All-New 2021 Cadillac Escalade Makes Official Debut – Diesel Is Included! (News)

Augmented reality navigation, night vision, and up to 36 speakers - oh my!

The all-new 2021 Cadillac Escalade is finally and officially here. It join the rest of the completely overhauled full-size SUV lineup for General Motors. It join the all-new 2021 Chevy Tahoe, Suburban, and the GMC Yukons. Here is what makes the 2021 Escalade stand out from the crowd.

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2021 Cadillac Escalade (photo: Cadillac)

2021 Cadillac Escalade

The new Escalade and Escalade ESV are built on the same new truck platform that is also related to the new Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500. This means that nearly all exterior and interior dimensions grow to offer more passenger room and cargo capacity.

Under the hood of the newest Escalade is a choice of two engines. You can either have the familiar 6.2-liter gas V8 (rated at 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque), or an also familiar 3.0-liter straight-six Duramax turbo-diesel engine with 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. You are not getting any more power or unique engines in Escalade when compared to the new Chevy and GMC SUVs. Both Cadillac engines are mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Naturally, the new Escalade is the pinnacle of GM’s big SUVs, as such it has a unique and luxurious interior. It offers a giant curved OLED digital gauge cluster and infotainment display that spans more than half of the dashboard. The curved OLED display is an industry first, according to Cadillac.

If offers new augmented reality navigation, which uses live street views with overlaid direction. The 2021 Escalade also has option night vision that is enable using an infrared light sensor. The SUVs are also equipped with an industry-first AKG audio/stereo system. The system is comprised of 36 speakers, and it also uses microphone throughout the Escalade to enhance front to rear passenger communication.

It also offers the latest version of Cadillac’s Super Cruiser driver assistance feature. This allows the vehicle to drive on the highway without input from the driver, but still with full driver attention.

Roman and Tommy are on the ground in California to bring you all the latest news and video of the new 2021 Escalade. Please stay tuned to this website and the TFLnow Youtube channel for all the details.

In the meantime, here is a first look at the also all-new 2021 GMC Yukon.