There is a lot of speculation related to this model from Cadillac, but this retired vehicle surely will be soon on the production line, and soon after that and on the roads. It is about 2016 Cadillac Escalade EXT, which has a lot of fans on the car market. This is truly American vehicle, and results of sale in recent past surely have not been main reason for end of production this model. The impression is that the manufacturer made a big mistake when he withdrew this model from the production line. Maybe it was just marketing trick, and all will be known very soon!
2016 Cadillac Escalade EXT: Review
There is no confirmed info related to the concept of 2016 Cadillac Escalade EXT, but surely it will have changes. Designers and engineers have a lot time to improve the last production model and improve current performances. This is one of the most influential sport utility truck on the US market. Cadillac Escalade EXT 2016 will be the same 4-door spacious vehicle for maximum 5 adult passengers which characterizes luxury and comfortable interior.
2016 Cadillac Escalade EXT: Engine, Hybrid
It seems that new version should not change existing line-up of engines. Powertrain segment will keep the same, proven engines. Main lacks are something lower parameters of fuel economy, compared to the similar vehicles from the competitors. This will be the first task for next model, and what will be answer of designers, will find out with realization 2016 Cadillac Escalade EXT.
Basic 2016 Escalade EXT will be run by Vortec’s V8 engine with displacement of 6.2 liters, with active fuel management. This gasoline engine characterizes maximum output of 403 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque. There is and an optional engine, same, but with consumption E85 ethanol/gasoline.
The second one power unit is a 6.0L V8, related do the 2016 Cadillac Escalade EXT Hybrid gasoline combination. This engine is slave in combination with an electric motor, and overall output is 332 horsepower alongside with 367 pounds of torque. Engine should be paired to the either, 6-speed automatic gearbox or CVT. Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive will be available.
Regarding to the fuel economy, previous model EPA was estimated with 14/18 mpg in the city/highway (related to the 6.2L with RWD), as well as with 13/18 mpg (6.2L AWD). When it comes to hybrid version, it has better parameters: 20/23 mpg.
2016 Cadillac Escalade EXT: Price and Release Date
There is no any data related to the release date. Some rumors are that production will start in the second half of 2015, and base price should be around $ 60,000. Competitive models will be Chevrolet Avalanche, Ford F-150 versions and Toyota Tundra.