New Escalade Getting Three Engine Options: Report

A new Escalade is coming, and it’s going to get three new engines. That’s if a new report is correct.

Cadillac Society says that they have sources “familiar with future Cadillac product plans” who have given them that information. What they weren’t told is what engine the Escalade could get when the expected new model shows up in 2020.

The current model uses a 6.2L naturally aspirated V8. That engine makes 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Since it’s showing up in the 2019 Silverado and GMC Sierra, it seems likely that it will continue to be available in the Escalade.

So what about the other two? The publication speculates that one could be the 4.2L twin-turbo V8 from the CT6. That’s a higher-tech and more sophisticated dual-overhead-cam engine that offers up to 550 hp and 627 lb-ft depending on the application. The other option could be a hybrid system. GM has offered an Escalade with a hybrid system before, from 2008 to 2013. While that model didn’t offer an appreciable gain in range over the gas-only model, a modern version with a plug-in hybrid system like that found in the CT6 could make a significant dent on the Escalade’s fuel consumption.

The 2020 Escalade is expected to launch sometime in the latter half of next year.

[source: Cadillac Society]