: Spyshots anyone?



poopis
04-07-11, 12:40 PM
Hi
its finally time for me to buy a family car after long years of driving coupes and i decided that the escalade Ext is the best choice

to be honest iam really scared that the escalade will change this year, i heared the roomers about this is the last year for the lade and a lambada version is coming up soon i tried emailing GM couple of times but no response ive checkex all websites for spy pics and none to be found i think GM has to announce something offical soon about this matter

I just feel sharing this with u guys

Lord Cadillac
04-07-11, 12:43 PM
I don't believe it's going to change this year or next year.. So far it appears as if the Escalade will continue to use a body-on-frame construction. A Lambda version is likely to slot in between the SRX and Escalade.

fivepix
04-07-11, 01:43 PM
No immediate plans to change.

"Rather than switching over to the more fuel-efficient Lambda platform — the one that underpins the Traverse, Acadia and Enclave crossovers — the full-sized SUVs will remain on GM’s rear-wheel-drive platform. They are scheduled to be released in 2013."

Source - Automotive News (http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100215/OEM01/302159908/1156#ixzz0fjvLn7Vn)

Playdrv4me
04-08-11, 05:01 PM
If you want an Escalade I wouldn't wait if I were you... given the escalating price of fuel, it's unlikely GM will move on the next GMT series with any rapid pace.

poopis
04-08-11, 07:35 PM
Honestly saying i like how the escalade looks now but it wouldnt hurt if a minor face lift is done with some change in tailights specially the ext and a major change to the interior i believe changing it similar or close to the cts wouldnt be much of a challenge

bstiffmanofsteel
04-08-11, 08:19 PM
EXT never gets great tail lights. Worse case tint them... I Have seen a few after market ones tho.

Playdrv4me
04-08-11, 08:51 PM
Actually, the last gen EXT and Avalanche at least got those quasi-angular tail light things. What I don't understand is why the current EXT got screwed out of the LED tail lights the Escalade and ESV have, and why it has no Platinum edition. I surmise that it must be because the EXTs sell in enough lower numbers to make speciality features and options not cost effective. Because otherwise it makes no sense.

WaterKing
04-09-11, 02:03 AM
It does make sense...EXT is the Mexican line with Avalanche, ESV/Regular is the Brownsville, TX line. Stocking parts, wiring changes, and other differences would probably make it economically not feasible for the limited number that would be sold (In GM's analysis). I think they would be very surprised at the sales of an EXT Platinum V with/without a LSA engine. Ship the Avalanche/EXT shell and frame to Brownsville for final assembly..Make it an Expensive/limited option at your cutoff profit level and then judge the response. Some of the specialty conversions shops for Avalanches make absolutely stunning packages that are dealer warranted when sold through the dealer....image the impact if that came with an LSA. Might even be able to take on a Lightning without turning off your air conditioner.

Playdrv4me
04-09-11, 02:51 AM
Actually, the EXT (GMT946) is produced at Arlington assembly (not Brownsville) alongside the regular Escalade (GMT926) and ESV (936) as of 2006. The Avalanche continues to be produced at the Silao Mexico assembly site. I remember seeing the TX sticker on the front door of an EXT at some point, so I'm pretty sure this is accurate...

It really does appear the lower volume just doesn't justify the added separate features (in GM's mind).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GMT900#Applications

P.S. If you buy an Escalade at an Arlington, TX Cadillac dealer (Moritz), you still pay transport costs no different than someone in New York... How idiotic is that.

kars79
04-09-11, 11:13 AM
Check out these pictures
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31428610@N05/5186813553/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31428610@N05/5187412992/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31428610@N05/5187412938/in/photostream/

fivepix
04-09-11, 11:22 AM
@kars79 Looks more like a concept vehicle. Not really liking the front.

Playdrv4me
04-09-11, 08:08 PM
Those photos were shown at a GM Design press event and it has since been made clear that that is NOT an Escalade.

kars79
04-10-11, 11:52 PM
I'm 100 percent sure even if this truck is the next escalade gm won't ever admit it...
So for GM to say this is NOT the next escalade doesn't mean anything.

I like the front end with full led lights and I think it kind a looks like the second gen escalade with the grill.

Playdrv4me
04-10-11, 11:55 PM
It's not. The Escalade will continue to share a platform with the Yukon and Tahoe... and those two trucks would never have such outlandish proportions. This COULD be the Escalade if it moved to the Lambda platform, OR it could be the vehicle that will slot BETWEEN the Escalade and the SRX but otherwise umm... no.

kars79
04-11-11, 12:44 AM
I guess time will tell who is right.

poopis
04-11-11, 11:15 AM
i do agree it kind looks like a concept all what i hope for if there is a change it would be like the Rang Rover same body dimentions but specially the EXT but what i hope for is a major change interior wise

a CTS interior would be amazing for a start
panaromic roof
Push Button Ignition
intilligent key with door lock button on door handel
steering-linked adaptive headlight
Surround-Camera" system that shows the driver nearly the entire circumference of the exterior on the screen
Reclining rear seat
diffrent chocies of Wood interior trim
LCD Virtual Instrument panel
Hard drive navigation system with high-resolution touchscreen



Exterior + performance

LED headlighs and taillights for EXT
supercharge option or turbo's
limited-slip rear differential
high performance front brakes
low gear
Hill Start Assist Control

smiley47
04-11-11, 12:30 PM
Actually, the EXT (GMT946) is produced at Arlington assembly (not Brownsville) alongside the regular Escalade (GMT926) and ESV (936) as of 2006. The Avalanche continues to be produced at the Silao Mexico assembly site. I remember seeing the TX sticker on the front door of an EXT at some point, so I'm pretty sure this is accurate...

It really does appear the lower volume just doesn't justify the added separate features (in GM's mind).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GMT900#Applications

P.S. If you buy an Escalade at an Arlington, TX Cadillac dealer (Moritz), you still pay transport costs no different than someone in New York... How idiotic is that.

The current Avalanche AND EXT are assembled in Silao, Mexico. Check the door jamb origin sticker and/or the window sticker. Lots of U. S. parts content but Mexico assembly, not Arlington.

Rich909
04-11-11, 06:59 PM
Good Info

WaterKing
04-12-11, 08:13 AM
I thought that if the VIN started with a "3" it was produced in Mexico..Both my 2007 and 2008 Ext's do. You are probably right about Arlington vice Brownsville..Just pulled that from memory which is failing. I'll doubt that GM has sold 20k new body style Ext's in it's entire production run to date. Have mixed reaction to the concept vehicle...Somewhat looks like a Chrysler design engineer massaged it with the high beltline and smaller height windows. And still want an LSA....if a Camaro can get it then at least it could be an option for Escalades. One more thing would be a seven speed automatic or stronger 6spd. Bring back "Rainsense".
And there is plenty of room within the current Nav Radio to replace the card reader/nav dvd with a hard drive based navigation system.

RippyPartsDept
04-12-11, 10:47 AM
Check out these pictures
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31428610@N05/5186813553/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31428610@N05/5187412992/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31428610@N05/5187412938/in/photostream/

looks like a cadillac version of an H3 ... but somehow uglier