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    Re: 2021 Cadillac Escalade: Here’s what we think it will look like

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    Let me take a wild guess, there's a kink in the rear similar to the XT6 but on the 'Slade the D pillar is hidden and the glass wraps around to the rear. If it's controversial, it's probably a more dramatic kink. Am I close?

    Not even close. I will say that in the metal it could end up actually be quite cool. BTW the DLO is basically not changed. That's apparent just by looking at the prototypes.
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    Re: 2021 Cadillac Escalade: Here’s what we think it will look like

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Chaos View Post
    Starting to wonder if the actual body (a-pillars back) will be the same as last gen on these new SUV's and only the front and rear ends will be completely different. The DLO in the rendering and upper body crease are nearly identical to the outgoing version.

    You do realize that rendering has zero to do with Cadillac? Without giving anything away, the stance proportions are almost identical to the existing Escalade. There are no radical changes. It is evolutionary. Biggest change the Front, but still screams Escalade. Rear is just refined and that rendering has the lower part of the tailgate (below the glass) all wrong. The tail is the least changed aspect, and the changes they made are very subtle. Supposedly it is all new, but stylistically it has evolved about the same amount versus the existing Escalade, as the MCE CT6 did versus the 2016 launch version.

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    Re: 2021 Cadillac Escalade: Here’s what we think it will look like

    What's surprising is that the 2021 Yukon, Tahoe, Suburban and Escalade still have everything disguised. By now you'd expect to see most production bodywork hidden only by the squiggly black and white wrap. Some of that stuff should be coming off any day now.

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    Re: 2021 Cadillac Escalade: Here’s what we think it will look like

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Buttons View Post
    The XT-6 has a kink in the rear? I never noticed that..
    I call it the crossover kink... the rear glass kicks up at the bottom whereas on the current slade its flat at the bottom...doesnt matter since my guess is incorrect
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    Re: 2021 Cadillac Escalade: Here’s what we think it will look like

    Brushed aluminum c pillar...

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    Re: 2021 Cadillac Escalade: Here’s what we think it will look like

    Quote Originally Posted by Youngeekins View Post
    Brushed aluminum c pillar...
    I can neither confirm nor deny what you have posted.

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    Re: 2021 Cadillac Escalade: Here’s what we think it will look like

    Quote Originally Posted by SKH View Post
    You do realize that rendering has zero to do with Cadillac? Without giving anything away, the stance proportions are almost identical to the existing Escalade. There are no radical changes. It is evolutionary. Biggest change the Front, but still screams Escalade. Rear is just refined and that rendering has the lower part of the tailgate (below the glass) all wrong. The tail is the least changed aspect, and the changes they made are very subtle. Supposedly it is all new, but stylistically it has evolved about the same amount versus the existing Escalade, as the MCE CT6 did versus the 2016 launch version.
    I do realize that. I'm just wondering if this is a redesign like the CT4 (which uses the ATS basic cabin) where this new ute will use the outgoing models cabin structure with different fascias front/rear.

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    Re: 2021 Cadillac Escalade: Here’s what we think it will look like

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Chaos View Post
    I do realize that. I'm just wondering if this is a redesign like the CT4 (which uses the ATS basic cabin) where this new ute will use the outgoing models cabin structure with different fascias front/rear.
    Well to be honest, when I initially saw the new Escalade I would have sworn that that is what it is, a CT4 level re-Skin. I’ve been assured that the 2021 is all new by those in the know, however if it is a heavy rework of the current Escalade I won’t be shocked.

    The WB could still be slightly longer, as everything aft of the rear doors is where major changes like IRS are happening. Everything forward of the rear wheels could be a re-skin. We shall see, but with GM being very frugal (ATS to CT4) of late, I could certainly see the logic of only changing perhaps 50% of the current Escalade. The ROI would almost be irresistible over a 100% redesign.
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    Re: 2021 Cadillac Escalade: Here’s what we think it will look like

    Quote Originally Posted by SKH View Post
    What's surprising is that the 2021 Yukon, Tahoe, Suburban and Escalade still have everything disguised. By now you'd expect to see most production bodywork hidden only by the squiggly black and white wrap. Some of that stuff should be coming off any day now.
    Hope so - These vehicles are critical for GM

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    Re: 2021 Cadillac Escalade: Here’s what we think it will look like

    NO NO NO, this is no reskin. While I'd stop short of calling it radical changes(Big Suv's are basically boxy) it is all new in style and in proportion as well, wheel base is clearly stretched. There will be no mistaking this with the outgoing model.
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    Re: 2021 Cadillac Escalade: Here’s what we think it will look like

    (Rear) suspension was also different, right?

    If they changed that, I would guess they completely re-looked/did the chasis.

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    Re: 2021 Cadillac Escalade: Here’s what we think it will look like

    All i gotta say is that they (Cadillac) better not screw this up, the interior of the C8 is freaking sweet so if some of that switchgear made it over, that'll be good for Caddy, but the Exterior better not have any CT5 level screw-ups...brushed aluminum C pillar isn't anywhere near the CT5s faux window, sounds pretty nice actually.

    Right now Cadillac is sitting on a 3.5 (CT5 is a push) game losing streak in terms of their recent rollouts, the Escalade cannot fall flat on its face.
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    Re: 2021 Cadillac Escalade: Here’s what we think it will look like

    As far as shape and design goes, it's a box. It's hard to get it to look different. I haven't seen this yet, but judging by the pics of it so far, it's looking like a CT4-esque refresh, not a totally new design, like SKH said.

    I'm fine with that, just don't **** up the interior or front/rear clips.
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    LOL at all the FORD fans in this thread thinking they got a one up. This is the Yukon Denali and trust me it's going to blow away the Navigator. Escalade is gunning for RR/Bentley level of interiors and beyond. I've talked to someone about this on another site that confirmed it Navigator isn't even being bench-marked at Cadillac too low for them.
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    Re: 2021 Cadillac Escalade: Here’s what we think it will look like

    I don't see any difference from the previous Escalade styling formula. They take a Suburban, slap a Cadillac grill and tail lights on it, and slather the rest of it with gaudy chrome trim. The result is an chintzy monstrosity, a fundamentally dishonest product that is an insult customers.

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    Re: 2021 Cadillac Escalade: Here’s what we think it will look like

    Quote Originally Posted by LithiumVsport View Post
    I don't see any difference from the previous Escalade styling formula. They take a Suburban, slap a Cadillac grill and tail lights on it, and slather the rest of it with gaudy chrome trim. The result is an chintzy monstrosity, a fundamentally dishonest product that is an insult customers.
    It apparently it has not occurred to you that those with the means to buy this do so because of the "gaudy chrome trim" and the Cadillac grill?

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